Environmental Monitor
March 20, 2012
   1. Rocky Hill Business Park, Phase II, Rocky Hill 
   No Post-Scoping Notices have been submitted for publication in this edition.
   No Environmental Impact Evaluations have been submitted for publication in this edition.
    No State Land Transfer Notices have been submitted for publication in this edition.  


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"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.

The following Scoping Notice has been submitted for review and comment.

1. Notice of Scoping for Rocky Hill Business Park, Phase II

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Rocky Hill

Address of Possible Project Location(s): R13 Old Forge Road, Rocky Hill, CT

Project DescriptionThe town of Rocky Hill is proposing expansion of the Rocky Hill Industrial Park.  The site of the proposed expansion is a 61.38 acre site located at R13 Old Forge Road. The site is a vacant former sand pit located along the Providence-Worchester rail line in the south east corner of Rocky Hill near the Cromwell town line. The proposed expansion would include development of a 20-21 lot industrial park to create 105,000 - 420,000 square feet of manufacturing/R&D/office space.  Proposed infrastructure improvements would consist of  3,000 linear feet of roadway, a pump station, utilities, and span bridge over Dividend Brook to access the site. Access is provided from Old Forge Road in Rocky Hill. The existing Rocky Hill Industrial Park abuts to the north of Old Forge Road.

Project Map(s)

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Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  April 6, 2012

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.  Such requests must be made by March 16, 2012.

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: Mark Hood
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Address: 505 Hudson Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Fax: 860-270-8157
E-Mail: mark.hood@ct.gov

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

Name: Mark Hood
Agency: Department of Economic and Community Development
Address: 505 Hudson Street

Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860-270-8089
Fax: 860-270-8157
E-Mail: mark.hood@ct.gov

Post-Scoping Notices:   Environmental Impact Evaluation Not Required
This category is required by the October 2010 revision of the Generic Environmental Classification Document for State Agencies. A notice is published here if the sponsoring agency, after publication of a scoping notice and consideration of comments received, has determined that an  Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) does not need to be prepared for the proposed project.

No Post-Scoping Notices have been submitted for publication in this edition.

EIE Notices

After Scoping, an agency that wishes to undertake an action that could significantly affect the environment must produce, for public review and comment, a detailed written evaluation of the expected environmental impacts. This is called an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE).

No Environmental Impact Evaluations have been submitted for review and comment in this edition. 

State Land Transfer Notices

Connecticut General Statutes Section 4b-47 requires public notice of most proposed sales and transfers of state-owned lands. The public has an opportunity to comment on any such proposed transfer. Each notice includes an address where comments should be sent. Read more about the five-step process...

No State Land Transfer Notice was submitted for publication in this edition:

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