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December 21, 2010
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    STEP I - Notices of Intent to Transfer Property. None in this edition

   STEP II - Public comments regarding proposed transfers that were posted previously in the Environmental Monitor, and the Office of Policy and Management's (OPM's) responses to those comments. None in this edition


   STEP III - Draft recommendations of the Commissioner of Environmental Protection regarding preservation of properties proposed for transfer.None in this edition


   STEP IV - Final recommendations of the Commissioner of Environmental Protection regarding disposition of properties proposed for transfer, along with comments and responses from Step III. 

      NEW!  1. Comments received by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, and the recommendations of the Commissioner re: Norwich Hospital, Norwich.


   STEP V - Final determinations by the Secretary of OPM regarding the ultimate disposition of properties proposed for transfer. 

      NEW!  1. Final determination by the Secretary of OPM regarding the ultimate dispositionof Norwich Hospital property, Norwich.

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No Scoping Notices have been submitted for review and comment in this edition.
"Scoping" is for projects 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.

No Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) notices have been submitted for review and comment in this edition.


State Land Transfer Notices

Connecticut General Statutes Section 4b-47 provides for public notice of proposed transfers of state-owned lands out of state ownership. The notice process takes place in steps. Step I is the notice of intent to transfer, which includes an opportunity for any person to comment. If comments are received, the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) will respond, and the comments and responses will be published as Step II.

The Commissioner of Environmental Protection may choose to evaluate the property more thoroughly and recommend preservation of the property or restrictions on the transfer. Step III is publication of the Commissioner's report and draft recommendations, and includes a 30-day public comment period. Step IV is publication of the Commissioner’s responses to any public comments along with the Commissioner's final recommendations regarding the property.

Step V is publication of OPM’s final determination regarding disposition of the property. Fifteen days after this posting the transfer may proceed.

IMPORTANT:  Most proposed transfers are not required to go through all five steps.  The land may be sold or transferred 15 days after the close of the comment period of Step I if no comments are received.  If comments are received, and the DEP does not elect to conduct and publish a more thorough study of the property, the land may be sold or transferred 15 days after publication of the comments and responses under Step II.

The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) maintains a list of properties that have been through the public comment phases that includes links to comments received and OPM's responses.

No Step I, Step II or Step III Notices were submitted for review and comment in this edition.

The following documents for Steps IV and V were submitted for publication together and have been combined in this edition:

Step IV, the recommendations of the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, with public comments from Step III.


Step V, the notice of the final determination of the Secretary of OPM.


1. Comments, Recommendation, and Decision Re: Norwich Hospital, Norwich

Complete address of property: Route 12, Norwich (between the Thames River and Route 12)

Commonly used name of property or other identifying information
: Portion of the Norwich Hospital located within the City of Norwich and which lies between Route 12 and the Thames River.

Click here  to view the edition of the Environmental Monitor in which the first notice of intent to transfer this property (Step I) appeared.

Click here to view the previous edition of the Environmental Monitor in which notice regarding the intent to transfer this property (Steps II & III) most recently appeared.

Click on either of the following links to read:

Comments Received by DEP and the Recommendation of the Commissioner (Step IV)  combined with the

Final Determination of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) (Step V)


This is the last step in the public notice process for this proposed land transfer.  Fifteen days after publication of this notice, the transfer can proceed.

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