The Council on Environmental Quality will meet on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM in the Holcombe Room, 5th Floor, 79 Elm Street, Hartford. Directions



1.  Call to order; establishment of a quorum

2.  Approval of agenda

3.  Approval of August 24, 2016 minutes

4.  Chair’s Report

5.  Citizen Comment Period*

6.  Executive Director’s Report

7.  Citizen Complaints

       a.  Review and protection of cultural resources on state lands

             Doug Harris, Assistant Director, Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office  
             Doug Schwartz, Vice President, New England Antiquities Research Association

       b.  Contamination in Tylerville (Haddam) (brief staff update)

       c.  Pollinators and mowing on public lands


       d.  Recreational burning on summertime bad-air days



8.  Environmental study of change of use of watershed lands in New Britain (update)

9.  Review of state agency actions

      a. State energy policies that lead to loss of agricultural land and core forest (staff update; discussion)

      b. Norwalk River Railroad Bridge (Walk Bridge) Replacement, Environmental Impact Evaluation, Department of Transportation (no comments proposed)

      c. Comprehensive Open Space Acquisition Strategy (2016-2020 Green Plan)(brief staff update)

      d. Four Corners (Mansfield) Sanitary Sewer Extension, DEEP, Record of Decision (draft comments to Office of Policy and Management)

      e. Siting Council Solicitations for Comments:

         1) Telecommunications Tower, Killingly (no comments proposed)

         2) Eversource Southwest CT Reliance Project (no comments proposed)

10.  Other business

*The Citizen Comment Period is reserved for people to make brief comments to the Council regarding topics not on the agenda. There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting.


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