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The Council on Environmental Quality will meet on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Holcombe Conference Room, 5th Floor, 79 Elm Street, Hartford. (Directions)


1.  Call to order; establishment of a quorum

2.  Approval of agenda

3.  Approval of October 23, 2013 minutes

4.  Chair’s Report

5.  Executive Director's Report                                                                   

6.  Connecticut’s Stream Flow Regulations:  the Classification of Streams 

     Guests: Rob Hust, Assistant Director
                  Chris Belluci, Supervising Environmental Analyst
                  Mary Becker, Environmental Analyst 3
                  Planning and Standards Division, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

7.  Discussion of staff memo:  Preserved But Maybe Not

8.  Discussion and approval of draft recommendations for legislation

9.  Discussion of plan for December 5, 2013 public forum on draft legislation

10.  Review of State Agency Actions                                                            

    a.  Discussion of response from Department of Community and Economic Development regarding grant for development in Windsor Locks

    b.  DEEP regulation and enforcement of Alternative Sewage Treatment Systems – staff report (potential action item)

    c.  Brief updates from staff on other projects                               

11.  Citizen Complaints

12.  Environmental Indicators and the Measurement of Environmental Conditions:  Reports of Project “Point People”

13.  Approval of 2014 Meeting Schedule                                                                          

14.  Other Business