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November 19, 2002
Scoping Notices
There are no scoping notices in this issue.
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
NEW! Extension of Runway 18-36, Waterbury/Oxford Airport (Oxford/Middlebury)
2  Island Brook Flood Project (Bridgeport)
3  Graduate Student Apartments and Downtown Master Plan Project (Storrs)
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Scoping Notices

Scoping Notices have been issued for the following state projects.  These projects are 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.

EIE Notices

The following Environmental Impact Evaluations have been completed by state agencies and are available for review and comment. 

3. EIE Notice for the Extension of Runway 18-36, Waterbury/Oxford Airport

Municipalities where project is located: Oxford and Middlebury

Project Description: The Proposed Action would extend Runway 18-36 to 5,800 feet from an existing 5,000 feet. It would be extended on the north end by 300 feet and the south end by 500 feet. Displaced thresholds will be placed at the termini of the existing runway. The current allowable landing length of 5,000 feet will not change. The takeoff lengths will increase from the current 5,000 feet to 5,500 feet in the northerly direction and 5,300 feet in the southerly direction. This will allow corporate jets that currently use the airport to take off with additional weight. Existing Taxiway A (which parallels Runway 18-36 to the west) will be extended to both ends of the new runway extensions. Taxiway B (which parallels the runway to the east) will be extended on the north end to the new runway end.

Project Map: CLICK HERE

Comments on the EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: Wednesday, January 15, 2003.

Copies of the EIE are available for public review at:

Town Clerk’s Office
Town of Oxford
486 Oxford Road
Oxford, Connecticut

Town Clerk’s Office
Town of Middlebury
1212 Whittemore Road
Middlebury, Connecticut

Oxford Public Library
486 Oxford Road
Oxford, Connecticut

Middlebury Public Library
Crest Road
Middlebury, Connecticut

Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley
20 East Main Street – Suite 303
Waterbury, CT

Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut

There is a public hearing scheduled for this EIE on:

DATE:   Monday, December 16, 2002

TIME:   7:00 PM

PLACE:  Oxford Center School, 1 Great Hill Road, Oxford, Connecticut

Written Comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on: Wednesday, January 15, 2003.

Written comments or exhibits must be reproducible in black and white and on paper not to exceed 8 ½" x 11" in size. These written statements or exhibits will be made a part of the administrative record and oral statements at the public hearing will be considered in the same manner.

Please send comments regarding this EIE to: Mr. Edgar T. Hurle, Director of Environmental Planning, Connecticut Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 317546, Newington, Connecticut 06131-7546, or email to: Edgar.Hurle@po.state.ct.us

4. EIE Notice for Island Brook Flood Project

Municipality where project is proposed: Bridgeport

Project Location: Lake Forest Dam on southeast shore of Lake Forest, and along Island Brook from the Dam to the confluence of Island Brook and the Pequonnock River.

Project Description: Alteration to Lake Forest Dam to safely pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) which is equivalent to 33" of rain in a 24-hour period.  Improvements to Island Brook consist of five culvert replacements; two new culverts; construction of a tidal wetland shelf at the confluence with the Pequonnock River; wetland creation; minor modifications to channel alignment; addition of point deflectors, riffles and pools; and clean-up of all debris in the stream channel.  The effect of these improvements will be to increase the capacity of the channel to safely pass the 100-year flood flows while adding environmental enhancements to the corridor.

Project Map:  Click here to view a map of the project area.

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: December 20, 2002

The public can view a copy of this EIE at: the office of the Bridgeport Town Clerk, Room 124, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport or at the Department of Environmental Protection, Inland Water Resources Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT.

There is a public hearing scheduled for this EIE on:

DATE: December 11, 2002

TIME: 7:00 PM

PLACE: City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport

Send your comments about this EIE to:

Name: Alphonse Letendre
Agency: DEP - Inland Water Resources Division
Address: 79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
E-Mail: alphonse.letendre@po.state.ct.us

If you have questions about the public hearing, or where you can review this EIE, or similar matters, please contact:

Name: Alphonse Letendre
Agency: DEP - Inland Water Resources Division
Address: 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
E-Mail: alphonse.letendre@po.state.ct.us
Phone: 860-424-3976

or, if unavailable, contact:

Name: Frederick Riese
Agency: DEP - Office of Environmental Review
Address: 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
E-Mail: frederick.riese@po.state.ct.us
Phone: 860-424-4110

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