CEQ: Environmental Monitor - Current Issue

{Environmental Monitor}
 
 February 20, 2018
 
 
   1. Crescent Crossings - Phase 1C, Bridgeport
 
   2. Washington Village - Phase II, Norwalk
 
   3. Roaraback Pond Dam Removal, Harwinton
 
   4. Putnam Memorial Pond Dam Removal, Redding
 
   5. NEW! Resilient Bridgeport: National Disaster Resilience and Rebuild by Design Project, Bridgeport
 
   6. NEW! Greater New Haven Water pollution Control Authority Combined Sewer Overflow Long-term Control Plan, New Haven
 
 
   No Post-Scoping Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.
 
 
   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 March 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 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

 

 

 

 


  

2. 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

 

 

 

 


 

3. Notice of Scoping for Roraback Pond Dam Removal

Municipality where proposed project is located: Harwinton

Project Location: South Road as it crosses Leadmine Brook in Harwinton

Project Description: Roraback Pond Dam consists of a 510 foot long earth embankment with a mortared stone masonry spillway about 6.5 feet in length, for a total length of 517 feet.  The dam is built along the eastern channel bank of Leadmine Brook. the original use for this dam impoundment is unknown.  Heavy tree brush growth was observed on the crest and both the upstream and downstream slopes of the dam.   The spillway is in failed condition, there is evidence of a bridge across the principal spillway that is no longer there.  Mortared stone walls are collapsing with stones missing and cracking.  The stone masonry walls are approximately 18 inches thick. 

The dam impounds a 0.83 acre small sized pond approximately 2 to 4 feet deep. No fish were observed during inspection and the pond is of low recreational value. Roraback Dam is a breaching candidate because of the excessive tree growth and severe disrepair of this dam.  The dam will be breached to the south in the area of the original wetland location. 

The objectives of this project are:

-to eliminate a public safety risk and liability.

-to eliminate costs associated with maintenance, inspection and repair of a state-owned dam.  The State has limited resources to maintain this structure.

-to restore natural riverine functions (e.g. restoration of normal wetland and floodplain functions, re-establishment of natural riverine vegetative communities).

Location and pictures of Roraback Pond Dam.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  March 6, 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 February 16, 2018.

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

Name: Dan Biron
Agency: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Address:   79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Fax: 860-424-4067
E-Mail: Dan.Biron@ct.gov

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

Name: Dan Biron
Agency: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Address:   79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-424-3892
Fax: 860-424-4067
E-Mail: Dan.Biron@ct.gov

 


4. Notice of Scoping for Putnam Memorial Pond Dam Removal

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Redding

Project Location: Park is located at 499 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding. Pond is located off of Route 107 (Putnam Park Road) within the boundaries of the park.

Project Description: The Putnam Memorial Dam consists of a 55-foot dry stone masonry structure with a concrete cap and a possible concrete facing on the upstream face of the stone masonry.  The concrete spillway is about 8.2 feet long, located 4.3 feet from the right edge of the dam, and discharges to an unnamed tributary to the Little River.  The dam crest is topped by a concrete slab 3 feet wide.  The spillway is topped with a concrete slab 4 feet wide that projects beyond the downstream face of the dam. 

The downstream stone masonry face is in disrepair.  A valve operator and 6-inch outlet pipe were observed in the channel downstream of the dam.  A stone culvert is located downstream of the dam below an internal park roadway.  This dam is a candidate for breaching in the existing location.

Project objectives include:

- Eliminating a public safety risk and liability.

- Eliminating costs associated with maintenance, inspection and repair of a state-owned dam.  The State has limited resources to maintain this structure.

- Restoring natural riverine functions (e.g. sediment transport, restoration of floodplain functions and values, maintenance of normal thermal regimes, re-establishment of natural riverine vegetative communities).

 Project Location Map: Putnam Memorial Park Pond Dam, Route 107, Redding.

                               Pictures and aerial photo of Putnam Memorial Park Pond Dam.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  March 6, 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 February 16, 2018.

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

Name: Dan Biron
Agency: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Water Planning and Management Division
Address:   79 Elm Street, Hartford CT 06106
Fax: 860-424-4067
E-Mail: Dan.Biron@ct.gov

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

Name: Dan Biron
Agency: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Water Planning and Management Division
Address:   79 Elm Street, Hartford CT 06106
Phone: 860-424-3892
Fax: 860-424-4067
E-Mail: Dan.Biron@ct.gov

 


5. Notice of Scoping for Resilient Bridgeport: National Disaster Resilience and Rebuild By Design Projects

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Bridgeport, CT

Addresses of Possible Project Locations: Marina Village (20 Ridge Avenue); University Avenue from Park Avenue to Main Street; portions of the area between Main Street to the west and the waterfront to the east and Ferry Access Road to the north and the waterfront to the south.

Project Description: The State of Connecticut, through the Department of Housing (DOH) is proposing to prepare an Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) to analyze the potential environmental and social effects of alternatives being proposed to improve coastal and social resiliency and reduce flood risk to the south end of Bridgeport. The proposed project was developed as part of Connecticut’s application for assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Rebuild by Design (RBD) and National Disaster Resilience (NDR) competitions. The purpose of the project is to create a more resilient South End community, support its long-term viability, and improve health and safety for the community’s vulnerable populations. The EIE will examine build alternatives with three parts – Flood Risk Reduction, a Resilience Hub and Stormwater Improvements and Dry Egress.

Draft Scope of Work: Click here or here to view the draft scope of work.

 

Project Map: Click here to view a map of the project area.

 

A Public Scoping Meeting will be held for this project at:

DATE: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 pm. (Presentation to start at 6:30 pm)

PLACE: Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center (first floor) located at 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06601 

 

Purpose of Meeting: The Scoping Meeting will present information about the project and solicit comments on the project’s purpose and need, preliminary alternatives, and area of key environmental concern.

 

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 

Written comments should be sent to:

           Name:           David Kooris, Director of Resilience

           Agency:         Department of Housing

           Address:        505 Hudson Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

 

Comments may be emailed to:

          info@resilientbridgeport.com (Please use the subject heading “EIE Comment”)

 

If you have questions about the public meeting, or other questions about the scoping for this project, contact the project team by calling (860) 815-0299.


6. Scoping Notice for Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan

 Project Title: Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan

Municipality where proposed project might be located: New Haven

Project Locations: Throughout City of New Haven

Project Description: New Haven is a combined sewer overflow community, where both sanitary sewage and stormwater are carried in a single pipe.  During rainfall events of sufficient intensity and duration, the capacity of the collection system is overwhelmed and excess flows discharge to nearby rivers and New Haven Harbor via built-in overflows in the collection system.  The overflows were designed to prevent the combined sewer flows from backing up into basements and surcharging onto streets. The Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority (GNHWPCA) is responsible for operation and maintenance of this collection and treatment system. 

GNHWPCA has agreed, through a DEEP consent order, to eliminate these discharges, and has developed the CSO Long Term Control Plan to accomplish this. 

The Plan recommends a combination of sewer separation, in-system storage, and capacity increases in the conveyance system and at New Haven’s East Shore Water Pollution Abatement Facility (ESWPAF).  These improvements will be implemented in a phased approach in over a 20 year period.  The plan will be reevaluated as the project progresses, based on environmental improvements, changes in regulations and new technological solutions that may emerge.  The implementation of the proposed Plan will be conducted in three phases: Short-Term, Intermediate-Term, and Long-Term. The Short- Term improvements include collection system modifications, including green infrastructure improvements in the West River area and other areas in the city.  Major pumping station improvements and other collection system improvements will be undertaken as part of the Intermediate-Term phase.  This will enable additional flow to be conveyed to the ESWPAF.  Phase 3, the Long-Term portion of the Plan, will include upgrades to the ESWPAF, Fair Haven sewer separation, and construction of CSO storage tanks to complete improvement to eliminate all CSO discharge during a 2-year, 6-hour storm event in the system.  

Project Maps: 

Short-Term Control Plan Components

Intermediate-Term Control Plan Components

Long-Term Control Plan Components                          

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  March 22, 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 March 2, 2018.

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

Name: Steve Muollo
Agency: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Address:   79 Elm Street
Hartford CT 06106-5127
Fax: 860-424-4067
E-Mail: Stephen.Muollo@ct.gov

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

Name: Steve Muollo
Agency: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Address:   79 Elm Street
Hartford Ct 06106-5127
Phone: 860-424-3753
Fax: 860-424-4067
E-Mail: Stephen.Muollo@ct.gov

 

Notes: The Connecticut DEEP is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Please contact us at (860) 418-5910 or deep.accomocations@ct.gov if you: have a disability and need a communication aid or service; have limited proficiency in English and may need information in another language; or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint. Any person needing a hearing accommodation may call the State of Connecticut relay number-711. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to any hearing, program, or event.  

 
 

 
 
 
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 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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