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June 2, 2020

NEW!: Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA ) Project Inventory now available

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Scoping Notice

    1. Notice of Scoping for Huckleberry Hill School Water Main Extension, Brookfield.
 
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 Agency Record of Decision Notice 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
 
    No State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

  

The next edition of the Environmental Monitor will be published on June 16, 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.


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 


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

1. Notice of Scoping for Huckleberry Hill School Water Main Extension

 

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Brookfield

 

Address of Possible Project Location: Candlewood Lake Road

 

Project Description: Huckleberry Hill School at 100 Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield is a public water system that is served by two public wells.  Routine monitoring of the water from these wells indicates that levels of chloride have been progressively increasing since 2007. Public Water System Monitoring Program data shows measured chloride levels of 53 milligrams per liter (mg/L) in 2004, 86 mg/L in 2007, 107 mg/L in 2010, and 193.5 mg/L in 2019, which is approaching the Connecticut State Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for chloride of 250 mg/L. The homes between 63 and 103 Candlewood Lake Road are served by private wells and are also experiencing elevated sodium and chloride levels in their ground water, with sodium concentrations as high as 230 mg/L (CT private well guidance for sodium levels in drinking water those at risk for high blood pressure is 100 mg/L) and chloride concentrations up to 680 mg/L. There are approximately 41 homes, and two small businesses (shared building) that are along this section of road.

 

The Town of Brookfield has applied for funding assistance from the CT DPH Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to proactively address the potential water quality standard exceedance by connecting the Huckleberry Hill School to an existing Aquarion Water Company water main located on Nabby Road. Approximately 3,700 linear feet of new 12-inch water main is proposed to be installed along Candlewood Lake Road to the Huckleberry Hill Elementary School. The water main will be available for the homes and businesses with individual drinking water wells along the route if they choose to connect. The Town will be collecting a benefit assessment, payable over 20 years, from every property along the route which will cover the cost of the water main, including the service lines from main to curb.  Individual property owners would be responsible for covering the cost of a service connection from the building to the curb.

 

Project Map:  Click 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 June 5, 2020.

 

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 May 15, 2020.

 

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

 

Name:             Mr. Eric McPhee

Agency:          Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section

Address:        410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12DWS

                        PO Box 340308

                        Hartford, CT  06134-0308

Fax:                 860-509-7359

Email:             DPH.SourceProtection@ct.gov

   

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

 

Name:             Ms. Patricia Bisacky

Agency:          Department of Public Health, Drinking Water Section

Address:        410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12DWS

                        PO Box 340308

                        Hartford, CT  06134-0308

Fax:                 860-509-7359

Phone:            860-509-7333

Email:             Patricia.Bisacky@ct.gov

 

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:             Mr. Av Harris

Agency:          Department of Public Health

Address:        410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13CMN

                        PO Box 340308

                        Hartford, CT  06134-0308

Phone:            860-509-7286

Email:             DPH.foi@ct.gov



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


No State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.


 

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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