Meeting Notice and Agenda


The Council on Environmental Quality will meet on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 9:30 AM in the Holcombe Room, fifth floor, 79 Elm Street, Hartford and via Zoom.  

Council members and members of the public may participate in person or via Zoom by connecting to the Zoom meeting at:
or dial phone by dialing: +1 646 876 9923 US  Meeting ID: 963 6527 0321

Materials for the meeting will be posted to the Council’s website in advance of the meeting. Persons wishing to comment during the Citizen Comment Period may participate at that time.


1. Call to Order; Establishment of a Quorum 

2. Approval of Minutes of November 16, 2022

3. Chair’s Report
 (vacancies on the Council)

4. Citizen Comment Period 

5. Citizen Complaints and Inquiries Received

6. Executive Director’s Report
(Staffing; Annual Report data; Poverty Road Bridge replacement, Southbury; Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s land acquisition policy; “Bottle Bill” revision)


7. State Agency Actions
a. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

  • Release-Based Remediation Program – update
  • Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan – update
  • Governor’s Council on Climate Change – update

b. Siting Council

  • Petition 1549 (energy, Bridgeport - Weston), Petition 1552 (telecom, Ridgefield), Petition 1553 (fuel cell, Hartford) - Comments recommended
  • Petition 1550 (solar, Middletown), Petition 1551 (solar, Berlin) - No comments recommended

8. Other Business


The next regular Council meeting is scheduled for January 25, 2023