CEQ: Environmental Monitor - Current Issue

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January 20, 2015 
 
 
  1. I-84 Project, Hartford
 
  2. NEW! East Side Water Storage Tank and Pump Station, Southington
                              
  
  1. NEW! Deep River Water Treatment Plant and Transmission Main Replacement Meter and Microturbine, Lebanon and Bozrah
 
  2. NEW! Mohegan Park Water Tank, Norwich
 

  No Environmental Impact Evaluations were submitted for publication in this edition. 
     
 
  No State Land Transfer Notices were submitted for publication in this edition.                

          

The next edition of the Environmental Monitor will be published on February 3, 2015.
 
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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 Notices have been submitted for review and comment.


1. Notice of Scoping for: I-84 Hartford Project

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Hartford, CT
 
Address of Project Location: I-84 from approximately Hamilton Street to I-91 interchange in downtown Hartford.
 
Project Description: The I-84 Hartford Project was initiated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) to address structural deficiencies, improve traffic operations and safety, and reduce congestion on I-84 mainline and its interchanges from approximately Hamilton Street to   I-91 in the City of Hartford. At the same time, the I-84 Hartford Project will strive to reduce the highway’s adverse impact and footprint on the City, while integrating it more closely into the regional multimodal and interstate transportation system, both existing and planned.
 

 

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


DATEJanuary 21, 2015 (snow date January 28, 2015; same time and location)
 
TIMEOpen House from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
 
PLACE: Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
 
Purpose of Meeting: The Scoping Meeting will present information about the project and solicit public comments on the project’s purpose and need, preliminary alternatives, and areas of key environmental concern.
 
The study team will be available from 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and after the presentation until 7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed project.  The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.
 
Written comments from the public are welcomed. Public comments may be submitted verbally at the meeting, either in front of an audience, one-on-one with a stenographer, or in writing. The meeting facility is ADA accessible. Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department of Transportation’s Office of Communications (voice only) at (860) 594-3062 at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public, and efforts will be made to respond to requests for assistance. The Scoping Initiation Packet and other scoping materials are available online at www.i84hartford.com.
 
While comments may be submitted at any time throughout the course of this project, comments must be postmarked by February 20, 2015 to be part of the scoping record.
 
Written comments should be sent to:

Name: Mr. Richard Armstrong, Transportation Principal Engineer

Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation, Bureau of Engineering and Construction

Address: P.O. Box 317546, Newington, CT 06131-7546

E-Mail: richard.armstrong@ct.gov (Please use the subject heading "I-84 HARTFORD Project")

Phone: (860) 594-3187

Other Information: I-84 Hartford Project Website, www.i84hartford.com

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project please contact Mr. Armstrong as directed above.

¿Habla español?  Visite www.i84hartford.com y use la función “Google Translate.”

 

 


2. Notice of Scoping for East Side Water Storage Tank and Pump Station

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Southington

Addresses of Possible Project Locations: Flanders Street on the Southington High School Property, Smith Street ROW, and Chesterwood Terrace

Project Description: In order to address pressure deficiencies in the existing distribution system, the Southington Water Department (SWD) has proposed to install a 1.0 million gallon pre-stressed concrete tank, approximately 1,500 lineal feet of transmission main, approximately 550 lineal feet of twin distribution mains, a new pump station, and associated components. The tank is proposed to be located in wooded area to the east of the Smith Street right-of-way. A new gravel access road will be constructed from the end of Smith Street to the tank site and a small parking area will be provided in front of the tank. Twin 8-inch water pipes will be installed to connect the pump station proposed to be constructed on the Southington High School Property to the existing water mains on Flanders Street.

Project Maps:    Click here for a map of the project area.  Click here for a more detailed view of the proposed East Side Water Storage tank.  Click here for a more detailed view of the proposed pump station.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  Friday, February 20, 2015.

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 Friday, January 30, 2015.

Written comments and/or requests for a Public Scoping Meeting should be sent to:

Name:   Mr. Eric McPhee
Agency:
Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Section
Address: 410 Capitol Avenue, MS # 51WAT
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134-0308
Fax: 860-509-7359
E-Mail: DPH.SourceProtection@ct.gov

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

Name: Patricia Bisacky
Agency:
Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Section
Address: 410 Capitol Avenue, MS # 51WAT
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7333
Fax: 860-509-7359
E-Mail: Patricia.Bisacky@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.

The Following Post-Scoping Notices have been submitted for publication in this edition.

 

1. Post-Scoping Notice forDeep River Water Treatment Plant and Transmission Main Replacement, Meter and Microturbine

 

Municipalities where project will be located: Lebanon and Bozrah

 

CEPA Determination:  On June 7, 2011 the Department of Public Health (DPH) published a Notice of Scoping to solicit public comments for this project in the Environmental Monitor.

 

Based on the comments provided by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) dated July 8, 2011, it has been determined that the project does not require the preparation of Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) under CEPA. The DPH will coordinate with Norwich Public Utilities to ensure that the recommendations by the DEEP will be implemented.

 

The agency’s conclusion is documented in a Memorandum of Findings and Determination  and an Environmental Assessment Summary.

 

If you have questions about the project, you can contact the agency at:

 

Name:

Mr. Eric McPhee

Agency:

Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Section

Address:

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #51WAT
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134-0308

Phone:

860-509-7333

Fax:

860-509-7359

E-Mail:

DPH.SourceProtection@ct.gov 


What happens next:
The DPH expects the project to go forward. This is expected to be the final notice of the project to be published in the Environmental Monitor.


 

2. Post-Scoping Notice for: Mohegan Park Water Tank

 

Municipality where project will be located: Norwich

 

CEPA Determination:  On August 7, 2012, the Department of Public Health (DPH) published a Notice of Scoping  to solicit public comments for this project in the Environmental Monitor.

 

Based on the comments provided by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) dated September 5, 2012, it has been determined that the project does not require the preparation of Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) under CEPA. The DPH will coordinate with Norwich Public Utilities to ensure that the recommendations by the DEEP will be implemented.

 

The agency’s conclusion is documented in a Memorandum of Findings and Determination  and an Environmental Assessment Summary.

 

If you have questions about the project, you can contact the agency at:

 

Name

Mr. Eric McPhee

Agency:

Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Section

Address:

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #51WAT
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT  06134-0308

Phone:

860-509-7333

Fax:

860-509-7359

E-Mail:

DPH.SourceProtection@ct.gov


What happens next:
The DPH expects the project to go forward. This is expected to be the final notice of the project to be published in the Environmental Monitor.


 

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 Evaluation 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 process. 


No State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.



 
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