CEQ: Environmental Monitor - Current Issue

{Environmental Monitor}
 
June 16, 2015 
 
 

  1. Asnuntuck Community College New Manufacturing Center, Enfield

 

  2. Lathrop Road Extension Water Main, Plainfield

 

  3. NEW! Off Airport Obstruction Removal and Lighting Project, Windsor Locks, Willimantic, Groton, Oxford, Hartford, Killingly

                                  

      

  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 has been submitted for publication in this edition.
                   

          

The next edition of the Environmental Monitor will be published on July 7, 2015.
 
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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 Asnuntuck Community College New Manufacturing Technology Center

Project Title: Asnuntuck Community College New Manufacturing Technology Center (BI-CTC-488)

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Enfield
 
Address of Possible Project Location: 170 Elm Street

Project Description: The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnCSU), in conjunction with Asnuntuck Community College and the Connecticut Division of Construction Services, proposes to construct a new building to aid in the expansion of its existing manufacturing technology program. The new building will be approximately 27,000 gross square feet (GSF) and will contain state-of-the-art instructional spaces for manufacturing technologies, additive manufacturing, and metrology. It will also provide space for computer labs, classrooms, and faculty and administrative spaces. The proposed location for the project is the area to the south of the existing academic building, near the ball fields, where the walking track is currently located. This site was selected for its minimal parking disturbance, its potential for future expansion, and for the possibility of creating a new courtyard between the proposed building and existing campus building. A parking lot expansion of 44 additional parking spaces and a walkway around the perimeter of a park green are also proposed to the south of the proposed building location.

Project MapsClick here to view the general location (950 kb)  Click here to view the proposed site plan (852 kb)

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  June 18, 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 May 29, 2015.

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

Name:
Jeff Bolton, Supervising Environmental Analyst
Agency: DAS - Division of Construction Services
Address: 165 Capitol Avenue, Room 483, Hartford, CT  06106
Fax: 860-713-7251
E-Mail: Jeffrey.bolton@ct.gov

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

Name: Jeff Bolton, Supervising Environmental Analyst
Agency: DAS - Division of Construction Services
Address: 165 Capitol Avenue, Room 483, Hartford, CT  06106
Phone: 860-713-5706
Fax: 860-713-7251
E-Mail: Jeffrey.bolton@ct.gov

The agencies expect to make a determination on whether an Environmental Impact Evaluation for this project is warranted in June/July 2015.


2. Notice of Scoping for Lathrop Road Extension Water Main

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Plainfield

Address of Possible Project Location: Norwich Road and Lathrop Road Extension

Project Description: The project consists of installation of a new 12-inch ductile iron water main and appurtenances to provide water service to both existing and proposed industrial businesses along Lathrop Road Extension and Community Avenue Extension.  This project will be funded through a Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) Grant distributed by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM).  The Connecticut Water Company will oversee this project for the Town and will own and maintain this water main as part of its distribution system once the project is completed.

Project Maps:  Click here to view a map of the project area.  Click here to view a map of the proposed water main installation.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  Monday, July 6, 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, June 12, 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

3. Notice of Scoping for Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) Off-Airport Obstruction Removal and Lighting Project

Municipalities where proposed project might be located: Windsor Locks (Bradley International Airport), Willimantic (Windham Airport), Groton (Groton-New London Airport), Oxford (Waterbury-Oxford Airport), Hartford (Hartford-Brainard Airport) and Killingly (Danielson Airport).

Address of Possible Project Location:  Various (see above)

Project Description:   The proposed undertaking involves preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA) documentation as required to evaluate the potential impacts associated with tree obstruction removal and obstruction lighting at Bradley International Airport and the five state-owned general aviation airports as identified and listed above.  The evaluation will address obstruction removals and lighting associated with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 77, Safe, Efficient Use, and the Preservation of Navigable Airspace and published Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS), which define and regulate the airspace beyond the ends of runways through the establishment of imaginary surfaces.  Objects that penetrate these surfaces are classified as airspace obstructions, and should be removed to safely accommodate approaching and departing aircraft.

The project sponsoring agency, the Connecticut Aviation Authority (CAA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have identified that trees penetrate the airspace at Bradley International Airport and airspace at the five state-owned general aviation airports, including locations beyond defined airport property boundaries.  Per FAA practice, review of off-airport obstruction removal should be evaluated and documented per federal (NEPA) and state (CEPA) environmental guidelines and requirements.  This project also includes the identification of each affected property owner and associated parcels (both public and private) with necessary obstruction removals, obstruction lighting, and anticipated project access routes. 

Project Maps:   Project maps for each airport can be found at the following locations:

 

Bradley International Airport Obstruction Removal and Lighting Documents

Danielson Airport Obstruction Removal and Lighting Documents

Groton-New London Airport Obstruction Removal and Lighting Documents

Hartford-Brainard Airport Obstruction Removal and Lighting Documents

Waterbury-Oxford Airport Obstruction Removal and Lighting Documents

Windham Airport Obstruction Removal and Lighting Documents

 

Written comments from the public are welcome and will be accepted until the close of business on: Friday, July 17, 2015.   

Any person can ask the sponsoring agency (CAA) 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, June 26, 2015.

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

Name:

Mr. Robert J. Bruno, Director of Planning, Engineering & Environmental

Agency:

Connecticut Airport Authority

Address:

334 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Suite 160

 

Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Phone:

 (860) 254-5516

E-Mail:

rbruno@ctairports.org

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

Name:

Mr. Robert J. Bruno, Director of Planning, Engineering & Environmental

Agency:

Connecticut Airport Authority

Address:

334 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Suite 160

 

Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Phone:

(860) 254-5516

E-Mail:

rbruno@ctairports.org

The agency expects to release an environmental document for this project, for public review and comment, in October 2015.


 
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 Notices 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 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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