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January 8, 2008
Scoping Notices
There are no Scoping Notices available for review and comment in this edition.
Environmental Impact Evaluations available for review and comment:
    1. Middletown Water Pollution Control Facility Abandonment
State Land Transfers

There are no state land transfers posted for public notice or comment in this edition.

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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 available for review and comment.

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 Middletown Water Pollution Control Facility Abandonment

Municipalities where project is proposed: Middletown & Cromwell

Project Description: This project will eliminate the Middletown Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) through the construction of a pump station and sewers to convey the wastewater to the Mattabassett District WPCF in Cromwell for treatment and discharge to the Connecticut River.  The new pump station will be located at the Route 9/17 interchange, the site of an existing pump station.  The most environmentally sound, cost-effective routing for conveyance of the wastewater was found to be from the pump station northerlyalong DeKoven Drive to the Route 9/railroad line transportation corridor and then northerly along the western edge of the transportation corridor to the Mattabassett WPCF. 

Project Map:  Click here to view an aerial photo depicting the WCPFs and route of the proposed sewer line.

Comments on this EIE will be accepted until the close of business on:  January 18, 2008

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 December 14, 2007.  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.

The public can view a copy of this EIE at:

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

or at the offices of the town clerk in Middletown or Cromwell:

   City Hall
   245 DeKoven Dr.
   Middletown, CT 06457

   Town Hall
   41 West St.
   Cromwell, CT 06416

A link to the EIE can also be found online at the DEP website, if you click here.

Send your comments about this EIE or requests for a public hearing to:

Dennis Greci
Supervising Sanitary Engineer
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse
Address: 79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Phone: (860) 424-3751
Fax: (860) 424-4067

If you have questions about the project, a public hearing, where you can review this EIE, or similar matters, please contact Mr. Greci as directed above.

State Land Transfer Notices
There are no state land transfers posted for public notice or comment in this edition.

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