June 16, 2020
Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA ) Project Inventory now available
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No Scoping Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.
Scoping Notice - Post-Scoping Notice (Need More Time)
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1. NEW! Post-Scoping Notice for Route 7 and Route 15 Interchange Project, Norwalk.
Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE)
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Agency Record of Decision
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OPM Determination of Adequacy
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State Land Transfer
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"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. Read More
If an agency is unable to publish a Post-Scoping Notice within six months after the comment period for scoping, the agency will publish an update with an action status and an estimate as to when a Post-Scoping Notice will be published. Such an update will be published by the agency at six-month intervals until the Post-Scoping Notice is published. Read More
A Post-Scoping Notice is the determination by a sponsoring agency, after publication of a Scoping Notice and consideration of comments received, whether an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) needs to be prepared for a proposed State action. Read More
1. Post-Scoping Notice for Route 7 and Route 15 Interchange Project
Municipality where it would be located: Norwalk
CEPA Determination: On October 3, 2017 the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) published a Notice of Scoping to solicit public comments for this proposed action in the Environmental Monitor. A public scoping meeting was held on October 17, 2017 at Norwalk City Hall. Comments were received during the public comment period and at the Public Scoping Meeting. Comments and general responses to the comments received are found in the Scoping Summary Report. After consideration of the comments, CTDOT has determined: to proceed with the preparation of an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE).
Name: Mr. Andy Fesenmeyer, Supervising Engineer
Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131
Phone: (860) 594-3228
Inquiries and requests to view and or copy documents, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, must be submitted to the sponsoring State Agency.
Name: Ms. Alice M. Sexton
Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation, Office of Legal Services
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131
Phone: (860) 594-3045
What Happens Next: CTDOT expects the proposed action to go forward. The EIE will be published in a future edition of the Environmental Monitor. Currently, it is expected that the EIE will be circulated for public review and appear in the Environmental Monitor in Late 2020/ Early 2021.
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). Read More
After an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) is developed, an agency will prepare a concise public record of decision, which takes into consideration the agency’s findings in the EIE, and any comments received on that evaluation. Read More
After an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) is developed. the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) will determine if the EIE is adequate. If not, OPM will specify the areas of inadequacy with reference to CEPA or the CEPA regulations and specify the corrective action required. Read More
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 process.
CEPA Project Inventory
The Office of Policy and Management maintains a list of projects the have entered the CEPA process. It shows each project's status. The inventory can be found at ftp://ftp.ct.gov/opm/CEPA/CEPA%20Project%20Inventory.xlsx .