Environmental Monitor

  July 2, 2013

  1.    REVISED! U.S. National Coast Guard Museum Pedestrian Overpass Project, New London, with date for public scoping meeting.
     No Post Scoping Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.
     No Environmental Impact Evaluation has been submitted for publication in this edition.
     No State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.   

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Scoping Notices

"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 the U.S. National Coast Guard Museum Pedestrian Overpass Project

Municipality where proposed project might be located: New London

Address of Possible Project Location: Waterfront Park, New London, CT

Project Description: The State of Connecticut has committed to provide financial assistance for the construction of a pedestrian bridge overpass that will be integral to the success of the U.S. National Coast Guard Museum Project, access to the site, and overall improvement to New London’s regional intermodal transportation center.  State funds may also be used for ancillary work associated with the project, including property purchases, feasibility studies, traffic redesigns and other necessary project components. 

The pedestrian overpass will provide a safe handicapped accessible connection between the Ferry Terminal and Museum on the waterfront and public parking garage located to the west across the railroad tracks.  It will be fully enclosed and have three access points:  1) adjacent to the Union Station; 2) on the platform of the north-bound passenger track; and 3) between the Museum and Ferry Terminal.  The present rail crossing situation is less than satisfactory.  The overpass will be enclosed and protected from the weather.  The three access points will each have stairs and an elevator.  The overpass will be ADA compliant and, in addition to serving the Museum, the Ferry Terminal, the waterfront Promenade, the recreational boating docks and the City Pier, it will provide AMTRAK with safe access to trains traveling in both directions.

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:  July 18, 2013.

Written comments 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

There will be a Public Scoping Meeting for this project at:

DATE:      July 8, 2013

TIME:      5:00 pm

PLACE:   New London City Hall, Council Chambers, 181 State Street, New London, CT 06320

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

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 Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.

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 EIE has been submitted for publication in this edition.

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 has been submitted for publication in this edition.

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