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July 5, 2005
Scoping Notices
There are no Scoping Notices at this time.
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
        1.  Adult Care Facility (Rocky Hill)
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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.
There are no scoping notices at this time.

EIE Notices

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

1. EIE Notice for Adult Care Facility

Municipality where project is proposed: Rocky Hill

Address of Project Location: 287 West Street (Veterans’ Home)

Project Description: The U.S. and Connecticut Departments of Veterans’ Affairs are proposing a new 125-bed Adult Care Facility on the campus of the existing Veterans’ Home property.  The new state-of-the-art building will include five 25-bed units designed to be interchangeable in functions.  This will allow for consolidation of all adult care services currently occurring on the VA Home campus in one building and specialized care in appropriately equipped wings.  In addition to the new facility, a 50-space surface parking lot and a pool are being proposed. 

Since both federal and state funds are being used for this project, a joint document called an Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Evaluation (EA/EIE) has been prepared for this project.

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

Comments on this EA/EIE will be accepted until the close of business on: August 5, 2005

The public can view a copy of the EA/EIE at:

Cora J. Belden Library

33 Church Street, Rocky Hill, CT

Rocky Hill Town Clerk’s Office

761 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT

CT Department of Public Works

165 Capitol Avenue, Room 275

Hartford, CT

Veterans’ Home

287 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT

Connecticut State Library

231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

There is no public hearing scheduled for this EA/EIE. The agency will hold a public hearing if 25 or more persons or an association that has at least 25 members requests a hearing.  A public hearing request must be made no later than July 1, 2005.

Send your comments about this EA/EIE to:


Charley Williams HMCM(SS) USN RET, Chief of Staff


Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs


287 West Street

Rocky Hill, Connecticut


(860) 721-5919


If you have questions about requesting a public hearing, or where you can review this EA/EIE, or similar matters, please contact:


Tim Desroches, Project Manager


Department of Public Works


165 Capitol Avenue

Room 460

Hartford, Connecticut


(860) 713-5925


(860) 713-7270


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