CEQ: Environmental Monitor - Current Issue

{Environmental Monitor}
 
 January 16, 2018
 
 
   1. New Clinton St. Parking Structure, Hartford
 
   2. NEW! Crescent Crossings - Phase 1C, Bridgeport
 
   3. NEW! Washington Village - Phase II, Norwalk
 
   4. NEW! Whiting Street Improvement Project, Winsted
 
 
   1. REVISED! Greater Waterbury - Naugatuck Valley Regional Industrial Park Expansion Project, Waterbury and Naugatuck
 
   2. NEW! Bunker Hill Water Main and Sewer Extension, Watertown
 
   3. NEW! Tylerville Water Main Project, Haddam and Chester
 
 
   No Environmental Impact Evaluation has been submitted for review and comment.
 
 
   No proposed Land Transfer has been submitted for publication in this edition.
 
The next edition of the Environmental Monitor will be published on February 6, 2018.  
 
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Notices in the Environmental Monitor are written by the sponsoring agencies and are published unedited. Questions about the content of any notice should be directed to the sponsoring agency.
 
 
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 New Parking Structure

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Hartford

Address of Possible Project Location: 10 Clinton Street

Project Description:  The Connecticut Department of Administrative Services in conjunction with Connecticut Regional Development Authority proposes to construct a new shared-use multi-story parking structure for regional development.  Based on the results of a preliminary analysis, the preferred location for the parking structure is at 10 Clinton Street (the location of the former Connecticut Department of Public Health Laboratory), with possible alternate locations located at 129 Lafayette Street and at 100 Washington Street.  The proposed parking structure at 10 Clinton Street would be four to six levels above grade and designed to facilitate a minimum of 400 additional vehicles over the 71 presently provided by existing surface parking. 

This project is proposed in order to offset the projected loss of 350 surface parking spaces to the Capitol Region Development Authority for the purpose of housing or economic development that will occur consistent with Section 12 of Public Act 17-238.

Project Map:  Click here to view a map of the project area.  Click here to view two conceptual design alternatives for the parking structure at the preferred location, as well as conceptual alternatives for each alternate location.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  February 2, 2018.

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 January 12, 2018.

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

Name:

David Barkin, AIA, Chief Architect

Agency:

Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

Division of Construction Services 

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 1301, Hartford CT 06103

E-Mail:

david.barkin@ct.gov

 

If you have questions about a Public Scoping Meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact:

Name:

David Barkin, AIA, Chief Architect

Agency:

Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

Division of Construction Services 

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 1301, Hartford CT 06103

E-Mail:

david.barkin@ct.gov


     

2. Notice of Scoping for Crescent Crossings, Phase 1C

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Bridgeport

Addresses of Possible Project Locations: 252 Hallett Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608

Project Description: This project is the third phase of a new construction to take place on the 12.85-acre property formerly known as Father Panik Village. Demolition of existing buildings occurred in 1993. Scope of work includes new construction of 81 apartments and associated underground utilities, driveways, and landscaping. In total, all phases of construction will amount to approximately 330 new residential units. A very small portion of the subject site fall within the 100-year floodplain. An application for flood management approval is currently under review by CT DEEP. The site has been designed to mitigate effects of flood zones.

Project Maps: Click here to view a location map, flood zone and site plan and of the project area.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on: February 26, 2018.

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 January 26, 2018.

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

Name:

Maya Loewenberg

Agency:

DECD on behalf of DOH

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103-1843

E-Mail:

Maya.loewenberg@ct.gov

 

 

 

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

Name:

Maya Loewenberg

Agency:

DECD on behalf of DOH

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103-1843

E-Mail:

Maya.loewenberg@ct.gov

 

 

 

 


  

3. Notice of Scoping for Washington Village - Phase Two

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Norwalk

Addresses of Possible Project Locations: 0 Raymond Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

Project Description: Washington Village Phase Two is the demolitions of six existing buildings and the construction of a single new mid-rise building of 4 stories with 85 new mixed –income units. The site is a portion of the property at 0 Raymond Street, the existing Washington Village site. The sire requires abatement of hazardous materials in the existing buildings, as well as abatement of contaminated soils as detailed in the environmental reports.  Project has received required flood plain exemption from CT DEEP.

Project Maps: Click here to view  a location map, a site plan layout, and flood insurance map.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on: February 26, 2018.

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 January 26, 2018.

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

 

Name:

Maya Loewenberg

Agency:

DECD on behalf of DOH

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103-1843

E-Mail:

Maya.loewenberg@ct.gov

 

 

 

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

Name:

Maya Loewenberg

Agency:

DECD on behalf of DOH

Address:

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 5, Hartford, CT 06103-1843

E-Mail:

Maya.loewenberg@ct.gov

 

 

 

 


    

4. Notice of Scoping for Whiting Street Improvement Project

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Winsted

Address of Possible Project Location: Whiting Street from Main St. (Route 44) to Holabird Ave

Project Description: The Office of Policy and Management (OPM) is proposing to provide Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development Grant funding to the Town of Winchester for the technical design and construction of improvements to Whiting Street between Main Street (Route 44) and Holabird Avenue.  The purpose and need of this project is to resolve issues related to chronic flooding, poor road conditions, poor pedestrian connectivity, parking issues and to calm traffic. 

The conceptual plan for this project includes improvements to the existing drainage, including repairing or replacing substandard basins and installing proper sumps, repaving the roadway, installing new sidewalks and lighting along the length of Whiting Street, and if feasible, installation of a bio swale. The Town is considering converting Whiting Street to a one-way road, which would allow for additional bike and pedestrian accessibility, and on-street parking. 

This project also proposes to remove invasive plants on the river side of the road, and replace with native plants.  With the exception of some possible outflow repairs, no excavation work will be done in, or within approximately 10 feet of, the river.  A Town of Winchester Inland Wetland and Watercourses Commission permit will be obtained for this project once the final engineering plans are complete.

Project Map and Drawings

 

1. Map  

 

2. Conceptual Drawings

 

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  February 15, 2018

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 January 26, 2018

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

Name:

Matthew Pafford

Agency:

CT Office of Policy and Management

Address:  

450 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT  06106

E-Mail:

Matthew.pafford@ct.gov

 

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

Name:

Matthew Pafford

Agency:

CT Office of Policy and Management

Address:  

450 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT  06106

Phone:

(860)418-6412

E-Mail:

Matthew.pafford@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 for Greater Waterbury-Naugatuck Valley Regional Industrial Park Expansion Project

 

 Municipalities where project will be located:  Waterbury/Naugatuck

 

CEPA Determination:  On November 7, 2017, the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) published a Notice of Scoping to solicit public comments for this project in the Environmental Monitor.  During the scoping period, the DECD received comments from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the Office of Policy and Management. 

 

The DECD has taken those comments into consideration and has concluded that the project does not require the preparation of Environmental Impact Evaluation under CEPA.


The agency's conclusion is documented in a Memo of Findings and Determination and the Environmental Assessment Checklist.
 

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

 

Name:

Nelson Tereso

Agency:

Department of Economic & Community Development
Address:450 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone:860-500-2322

What happens next:
The DECD 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 Bunker Hill Water Main and Sewer Extension

 

Municipality where project will be located: Watertown

 

CEPA Determination: Watertown Water and Sewer Department (WWSD) submitted a funding application to the Department of Public Health (DPH) for a water main extension in the Bunker Hill area of Watertown.  The WWSD concurrently submitted a Preliminary Engineering Report to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for a sewer extension in the same area in anticipation of applying for Clean Water State Revolving Funds.  Scoping for the sewer project  began on February 7, 2017 and ended on March 10, 2017.  Scoping for the water project  began on April 4, 2017 and ended on May 5, 2017. Subsequent to these individual postings, the DPH and the DEEP provided an additional comment period because the projects are proposed to be implemented simultaneously.  The joint Scoping with the DPH as the Sponsoring Agency began on June 6, 2017 and ended on July 6, 2017.

 

The DPH provided comments to the DEEP on March 1, 2017 and received comments from DEEP on May 3, 2017. The Office of Policy and Management provided comments to the DEEP on March 10, 2017, the DPH on May 5, 2017 and commented on the joint scoping notice on July 6, 2017


Following the joint Scoping period, the Watertown Water and Sewer District chose to withdraw its application for funding from the DPH’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and did not pursue funding through the DEEP’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund.  Since this project is no longer being implemented with State funding, no further documentation through CEPA is required.

 

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

 

 

Mr. Eric McPhee

 

Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Section

 

410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 12DWS
PO Box340308
Hartford, CT  06134-0308

Phone:

860-509-7333

Fax:

860-509-7359

E-Mail:

DPH.SourceProtection@ct.gov

 


 
 

3. Post-Scoping Notice for Tylerville Water Main Project

 

Project Title: Tylerville Water Main Project

 

Municipality(ies) where project will be located: Haddam and Chester

 

CEPA Determination:  On June 6, 2017 the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) published a Notice of Scoping to solicit public comments for this project in the Environmental Monitor.  Based on agency and public comments received between June 6 and July 10, 2017 and at the public hearing/ scoping meeting held on June 21, 2017, it has been determined that the project does not require the preparation of the Environmental Impact Evaluation under CEPA.

 

The agency’s conclusion is documented in a Memo of Findings and Determination  and an Environmental Assessment Checklist

 

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

 

Name:

Ms. Shannon Pociu

Agency:

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Remediation Division

Address:

79 Elm Street
Hartford CT 06106

Phone:

860-424-3546

E-Mail:

Shannon.Pociu@ct.gov


What happens next: DEEP
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 EIE Notice has been submitted for publication 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 process.
 

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

 
 

 
 
 
 
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