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March 21, 2006
Scoping Notices
      1. NEW!  Colchester Maintenance and Repair Facility (Colchester)
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment
      1.  New Hartford Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade (New Hartford)
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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.

1. Notice of Scoping for Colchester Maintenance and Repair Facility

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Colchester

Address of Project Location: CT Route 85 and Lake Hayward Road 

Project Description: The project consists of the construction of a DOT Maintenance and Repair Facility.  The building will be approximately 56,00 square feet and will accomodate the trucks, equipment and personnel currently associated with the Higganum, Lisbon and Montville DOT Garages.  The project also includes the construction of a fuel dispensing island as well as provisions for interior and exterior cold storage.

Project MapClick 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:  April 21, 2006.

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.

Additional information about the project can be viewed in person at   or online at:

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

Name: Edgar T. Hurle - Transportation Planning Director
Agency: Department of Transportation
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131
Room 2155
Fax: 860-594-3028

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

Name: Jessica DiLuca
Agency: Department of Transportation
Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06131
Room 2155
Phone: 860-594-2135
Fax: 860-594-3028

The agency expects to release a Draft Environmental Impact Evaluation for this project, for public review and comment, in July, 2006.

EIE Notices

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

1.  Notice of EIE for New Hartford Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

Municipality where project is proposed: New Hartford

Project Description: The Town of New Hartford has conducted a facilities planning study for its wastewater treatment system because the wastewater treatment plant’s average flow has exceeded ninety percent of its design capacity, the facilities that were built in 1968 have exceeded their design life, and projected growth patterns will extend into unsewered areas.  The study area includes the treatment facility, areas next to the public water supply, industrial parks, known growth areas, and a proposed development corridor along Route 44.  The recommendation of the study is the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant from 90,000 gallons per day to 250,000 gallons per day.

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: April 7, 2006

The public can view a copy of this EIE at:

Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Management
Municipal Facilities Section (2nd Floor)
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106

or at the office of the

New Hartford Town Clerk
Town Hall
530 Main St.
New Hartford, CT 06057

A link to the EIE can also be found online at the DEP website:

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency to hold a Public Hearing on this EIE by sending such a request to the address below by March 3, 2006.  If a hearing is requested by 25 or more individuals, or by an association that represents 25 or more members, the Department of Environmental Protection must schedule a Public Hearing.

Send your comments about this EIE to:

Name: Stacy Pappano, Sanitary Engineer
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Management
Address: 79 Elm St.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 424-3362
Fax: (860) 424-4067

If you have questions about a public hearing, or where you can review this EIE, or similar matters, please contact Stacy Pappano as directed above.

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