Environmental Monitor
September 18, 2012 
   
    1. State Conservation and Development Policies: A Plan for Connecticut, 2013-2018 (State C & D Plan) - Draft Available
   
   1. Putnam Water Pollution Control Authority Water Main Replacement, Putnam
   2. 40/44/48 Dayton Rd., Waterford
   3. Suffield Utility Extension, Suffield
        
  
   No Post-Scoping Notices have been submitted for publication in this edition. 
  
   1. Stamford Transportation Center Parking and Transit Oriented Development, Stamford
    No State Land Transfer Notices have been submitted for publication in this edition.  
         

          

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Special Notice

The following notice is published at the request of the Office of Policy and Management to provide notice of the availability of the revised draft of Conservation and Development Policies: A Plan for Connecticut, 2013-2018. There is a strong link between this plan and CEPA.

    

1. Conservation and Development Policies: A Plan for Connecticut, 2013-2018 (State C & D Plan)

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) has published a revised draft of Conservation and Development Policies: A Plan for Connecticut, 2013-2018 (the State C&D Plan), in accordance with CGS Section 16a-28(b).  The Draft State C&D Plan, including the Draft Locational Guide Map, can be viewed at: https://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2990&q=467686 .

 

OPM, in cooperation with Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs), will schedule, publicize, and conduct formal public hearings on the Draft State C&D Plan in each of the state‚Äôs 14 planning regions between the months of May and September 2012.  Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on October 5, 2012.

Written comments from the public are welcome and will be accepted until the close of business on: October 5, 2012.

Written comments should be sent to:

Name:                    Daniel Morley

Agency:                 Office of Policy and Management

Address:                450 Capitol Avenue, MS #54ORG

                            Hartford, CT 06106-1379

Fax:                      860-418-6486

E-Mail:                   Daniel.Morley@ct.gov


Scoping Notices

"Scoping" is for projects in the earliest stages of planning.  At the scoping stage, detailed information on a project's design, alternatives, and environmental impacts does not yet exist.  Sponsoring agencies are asking for comments from other agencies and from the public as to the scope of alternatives and environmental impacts that should be considered for further study.  Send your comments to the contact person listed for the project by the date indicated.

The following Scoping Notices have been submitted for review and comment.

1. Notice of Scoping for Putnam Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA): Water Main Replacement

Municipality where proposed project might be located:Putnam

Addresses of Possible Project LocationsSouth Main Street, Walnut Street, Mechanics Street, Pomfret Street, Wilkinson Street and Thompson Street. Work may also occur in adjacent side streets.

Project Description: The proposed project is the replacement and/or rehabilitation of existing water mains within the Putnam WPCA's drinking water distribution system. A hydraulic study was conducted which identified mains that require replacement or rehabilitation to improve the system water quality. The proposed improvements are consistent with recommendations for system maintenance from the most recent Water Supply Plan. 

Project MapClick here to view a map of the project area.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  Thursday, September 20, 2012.

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Scoping Meeting by sending such a request to the address below.  If a meeting is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the sponsoring agency shall schedule a Public Scoping Meeting.  Such requests must be made by Friday, August 31, 2012.

Additional information about the project can be viewed in person at:   Town of Putnam Town Hall, 126 Church Street, Putnam, CT 06260

Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to:

Name: Mr. Cameron Walden
Agency: Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Section
Address: 410 Capitol Avenue, MS #51WAT
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Fax: 860-509-7359
E-Mail: DPH.CTDWSRF@ct.gov

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:

Name: Mr. Cameron Walden
Agency: Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Section
Address: 410 Capitol Avenue, MS #51WAT
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7333
Fax: 860-509-7359
E-Mail: DPH.CTDWSRF@ct.gov


2. Notice of Scoping for 40/44/48 Dayton Road

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Waterford

Addresses of Possible Project Location: 40/44/48 Dayton Road, Waterford, CT

Project Description: The Town of Waterford is proposing to utilize state funding for the 40/44/48 Dayton Road project. The project is located at the former Cohanzie School site at 40/44/48 Dayton Road, Waterford, CT which is listed on the Connecticut State Register of Historic Places. State funded activities include environmental remediation, abatement and demolition of existing buildings. The overall project includes construction of a mixed-use structure such as medical offices/residences.

Project Map:  Click here to view a location map of the project area. Click here to view a USGS Topo map of the project area.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  October 4, 2012

There will be a Public Scoping Meeting for this project at:

DATE: September 19, 2012

TIME: 4:00 pm

PLACE: Waterford Town Hall Auditorium, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385

Written comments should be sent to:

Name:

Mark J. Hood

Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Address: 505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Fax: 860-270-8157
E-Mail:

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:

Name:

Mark J. Hood

Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Address: 505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Phone:

860-270-8089

Fax: 860-270-8157
E-Mail: mark.hood@ct.gov


 

3. Notice of Scoping for Suffield Utility Extension

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Suffield

Address of Possible Project Location: Route 75, Suffield, CT

Project Description: The Town of Suffield is proposing to utilize state funding for the extension of approximately 2,970 linear feet of water and 2,780 linear feet of sewer lines along Route 75.  The extensions will allow for future development of approximately 80-95 acres of buildable land within the Bradley International Airport Development Zone as well as providing utility access to the current business located along Route 75 which now use well water and septic systems limiting their growth/expansion.    These parcels consist of a mix of occupied residential, commercial and industrial properties as well as vacant parcels with projected uses consistent with the local zoning requirements.

The CEPA project study area, totaling 169 acres, is located at the south end of Town and is bounded by the Windsor Locks town line to the south, Bradley International Airport to the west, Marketing Drive to the north and the Little Brook to the east.  In 2009, the Town of Suffield prepared a feasibility study to evaluate the potential for extending sewer and water utilities to serve existing parcels located at the south end of Route 75.  Projected sewer and water flows for a full development of the study area range from 90,000 and 130,000 gallons per day (GPD).

Project Maps:  Click here to view a map of the project area. Click here to view the Feasibility Report for the proposed project.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  September 21, 2012.

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Scoping Meeting by sending such a request to the address below.  If a meeting is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the sponsoring agency shall schedule a Public Scoping Meeting.  Such requests must be made by August 31, 2012.

Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to:

Name:

Mark Hood

Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Address: 505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Fax: 860-270-8157
E-Mail:

mark.hood@ct.gov

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:

Name:

Nelson Tereso

Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Address: 505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-270-8213
Fax: 860-270-8157
E-Mail: nelson.g.tereso@ct.gov


Post-Scoping Notices:   Environmental Impact Evaluation Not Required
This category is required by the October 2010 revision of the Generic Environmental Classification Document for State Agencies. A notice is published here if the sponsoring agency, after publication of a scoping notice and consideration of comments received, has determined that an  Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) does not need to be prepared for the proposed project.

No Post-Scoping Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.


EIE Notices

After Scoping, an agency that wishes to undertake an action that could significantly affect the environment must produce, for public review and comment, a detailed written evaluation of the expected environmental impacts. This is called an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE).


The following Environmental Impact Evaluation notice has been submitted for review and comment.

1. Notice of Environmental Impact Evaluation for Stamford Transportation Center Parking and Transit Oriented Development

Municipality where project is proposed: Stamford, CT

Project Location: Stamford Transportation Center and vicinity

Project Description  The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is proposing to replace the original 727-space parking garage at the Stamford Transportation Center that was opened in 1987 (Original Garage), and to construct new parking facilities for at least 1,000 spaces to replace the Original Garage spaces plus any additional commuter parking spaces needed to replace spaces lost from CTDOT-owned parking as a result of development, and to increase the commuter parking supply.  The project will also provide ancillary improvements for vehicular and pedestrian circulation and access along Station Place as well as provide an opportunity for Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

The garage is a component of the CTDOT Metro-North train station at Stamford, also known as the Stamford Transportation Center. The existing parking complex, which includes the Original Garage and a parking garage that was opened in 2004 (2004 Garage - which will reamin in use), is located immediately south of the train station, and is accessed from the station by pedestrian bridges and surface crosswalks.

The Purpose and Need for the Proposed Action is as follows:

1.      Replace the aging Original Garage that services the Stamford Transportation Center with low maintenance, long service life facilities that accommodate the number of parking spaces lost during construction plus adds at least 273 new commuter parking;

2.      Expand the availability of parking and improve multimodal traffic and pedestrian flow around the Stamford Transportation Center and Station Place; and

3.      Minimize the public costs for construction and ongoing operations and maintenance of the parking facilities serving the Stamford Transportation Center by promoting TOD which leverages and enhances the multimodal public transportation services provided by the Stamford Transportation Center.

A key objective of this project is to maintain the existing supply of commuter parking during construction, within a reasonable walking distance, to ensure that potential impacts to transit ridership will be minimized throughout construction. Consequently, the Proposed Action considers alternatives for providing new and/or temporary parking facilities at other sites that are reasonably accessible to the Stamford Transportation Center in order to provide the same supply of commuter parking supply spaces during construction that currently exist.

Project Maps:  Click here to view maps of the project area.

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: October 5, 2012

The public can view a copy of this EIE at: This document is available for public inspection at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Bureau of Policy and Planning (Room 2155), 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT; the Ferguson Public Library, 1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT; Stamford Town Clerk's Office, 888 Washington Boulevard (Government Center), Stamford, CT, and the Soutwestern Regional Planning Agency, 888 Washington Boulevard (Government Center), 3rd Floor, Stamford, CT.

This EIE is also available online at: www.ct.gov/environmentaldocuments

There is a public hearing scheduled for this EIE on:

DATE: September 20, 2012

TIME: 7:00 PM

PLACE: Stamford High School, 55 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT

NOTES: The hearing location is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Deaf and hearing impaired persons wishing to attend this meeting and requiring an interpreter may make arrangements by contacting the Department's Office of Communication at 860-594-3062 (voice only) at least five days prior to the meeting.

Send your comments about this EIE to:

Name: Mr. Mark W. Alexander, Transportation Assistant Planning Director
Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131
E-Mail: dot.environmentalplanning@ct.gov

If you have questions about the public hearing, or where you can review this EIE, or similar matters, please contact:

Name: Mr. Stephen V. Delpapa - Transportation Supervising Planner
Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131
E-Mail: Stephen.Delpapa@ct.gov
Phone: 860-594-2941

Other information:



Connecticut General Statutes Section 4b-47 requires public notice of most proposed sales and transfers of state-owned lands. The public has an opportunity to comment on any such proposed transfer. Each notice includes an address where comments should be sent. Read more about the five-step process...


No State Land Transfer Notices have been submitted for publication in this edition.


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