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November 17, 2020

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Special Notice

  1. Proposed Generic Environmental Classification Document, submitted at the request of the Office of Policy and Management.

Scoping Notice

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

Scoping Notice - Post-Scoping Notice (Need More Time)

    No notice for additional time has been submitted for publication in this edition.

Post-Scoping Notice

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

Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE)

    No EIE Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.
 
Agency Record of Decision

    No Record of Decision has been submitted for publication in this edition.

OPM Determination of Adequacy

    No Determination of Adequacy Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

State Land Transfer

  1. Notice of Proposed Land Transfer for 129 Lafayette Street, Hartford.

The next edition of the Environmental Monitor will be published on December 8, 2020.
 
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Notices in the Environmental Monitor are written and formatted by the sponsoring agencies and are published unedited. Questions about the content of any notice should be directed to the sponsoring agency.

Inquiries and requests to view or copy documents, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, must be submitted to the sponsoring state agency.


Special Notice 

The following Special Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

1) Proposed Generic Environmental Classification Document

The proposed Generic Environmental Classification Document (ECD) is available for review and comment. The Generic ECD is a list of typical agency actions that may have significant environmental impacts, and is used by most state agencies in determining if a proposed action warrants further evaluation under the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA), and to what extent. A state agency proposing an action which may significantly effect the environment must consult with its applicable Environmental Classification Document (ECD) to determine whether or not public scoping is required.

Any agency that does not have its own ECD as approved by OPM in accordance with Sections 22a-1a-4 and 22a-1a-5 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, shall use the Generic ECD prepared and maintained by OPM. 

Click here to view a copy of the proposed Generic ECD.

Click here to view a red-lined copy of the proposed Generic ECD.

Written comments on this proposed Generic ECD will be accepted until 5:00pm Friday, November 20th, 2020.

 Send comments to:

Name:  Matthew Pafford, Environmental Analyst

Agency:  Office of Policy and Management

Address:  450 Capitol Avenue, MS# 54 ORG, Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1379

Email:  matthew.pafford@ct.gov


Scoping Notice

"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 


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


Scoping Notice - Post-Scoping Notice (Need More Time)

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


No notice for additional time has been submitted for publication in this edition.


Post-Scoping Notice

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


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


EIE Notice

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 


No EIE Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.


Agency Record of Decision

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 


No Record of Decision Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.


OPM's Determination of Adequacy

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 


No Determination of Adequacy Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.


State Land Transfer Notice

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


The following State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

 

1) Notice of Proposed Land Transfer in Hartford

Complete Address of Property: 129 Lafayette Street, Hartford CT 06106

Commonly used name of property or other identifying information: Second Church of Christ Scientist

Number of acres to be transferred: 1.07

Click to view map of property location

Description of Property

Below is some general information about the property. It should not be considered a complete description of the property and should not be relied upon for making decisions. If only a portion of a property is proposed for transfer, the description pertains only to the portion being transferred.

Brief Description of Historical and Current Uses: 129 Lafayette is a four story structure of approximately 22,490 gross square feet constructed in1924, primarily used as a house of worship for 80 years until it was purchased by the State of Connecticut in 2007.

 

 

Building(s) in use

 x

Building(s) not in use

 

No Structures

   

Other Features:

 x

Paved areas

 

Wooded land

 

Non agricultural fields 

 

Active agriculture

 

Ponds, streams, other water, wetlands

 x

Public water supply

 

On-site well

 

Water Supply Unknown

 x

Served by sewers 

   

On-site septic system 

   

Waste Disposal Unknown

Click to view  aerial view of property

Click to view  photographs of property

The property is in the following municipal zone(s): 

   

Zoned 

   

Not zoned  

   

Not known 

 

Residential

 

Industrial 

 

Commercial

   

Institutional 

 x

Other: 

 MX-2

Special features of the property, if known: A building assessment was completed in 2008 and states that the State Historic Preservation Office has determined that the building appears to be eligible for listing on the State Register of Historic Places.

Value of property, if known: 

   x

 If checked, value is not known.

Links to other available information

Type of Sale or Transfer:

 x  

Sale or transfer of property in fee 

 

Sale or transfer of partial interest in the property (such as an easement). Description of interest:

Proposed recipient, if known:

Proposed use by property recipient, if known:

The agency is proposing to transfer the property with the following restrictions on future uses:

  x 

 If checked, the state is not currently proposing restrictions on future uses.

Reason the state of Connecticut is proposing to transfer this property: Surplus

Comments from the public are welcome and will be accepted until the close of business on 11/20/2020.

Comments may include (but are not limited to) information you might have about significant natural resources or recreation resources on the property, as well as your recommendations for means to preserve such resources.

Written comments* should be sent to:

Name: Paul Hinsch

Agency: Office of Policy and Management, Bureau of Assets Management

Address: 450 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106-1379

E-Mail: Paul.Hinsch@ct.gov

*E-Mail submissions are preferred. Send copies of comments to:

Name: Shane Mallory

Agency: Department of Administrative Services, Statewide Leasing and Property Transfer

Address: 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, Suite 1402, CT 06103

E-Mail: Shane.Mallory@ct.gov


(Comments from state agencies must be on agency letterhead and signed by agency head.  Scanned copies are preferred.)

 

What Happens Next:

When this comment period closes, the proposed land transfer can take one of three tracks:

1.   If no public comments are received, the sale or transfer can proceed with no further public comment and no further notices in the Environmental Monitor, unless the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) elects to conduct a review of the property (see #3).

2.   If public comments are received, the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) will respond to those comments. The comments and responses will be published in the Environmental Monitor.  Fifteen days after publication of the comments and responses, the proposed sale or transfer can proceed, unless DEEP elects to conduct a review of the property (see #3).

3.   If DEEP elects to conduct a further review of the property, it may submit to OPM a report with recommendations for preserving all or part of the property. The report and recommendations will be published in the Environmental Monitor, and there will be a 30-day public comment period. The DEEP will publish its responses to any comments received and its final recommendation about the property in the Environmental Monitor. OPM will then make the final determination as to the ultimate disposition of the property, and will publish that determination in the Environmental Monitor. Fifteen days after publication of that final determination, the sale or transfer can proceed.

To find out if this proposed transfer is the subject of further notices, check future editions of the Environmental Monitor. Sign up for e-alerts to receive a reminder e-mail on Environmental Monitor publication dates.


 

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 .


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