DEEP: News Releases - 2006
News Releases - 2006
June
6/30/2006Dinosaur State Park Summertime Activities
6/21/2006Connecticut DEP Making Historic Property Available for Immediate Sale
6/19/2006Connecticut DEP Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality for June 19, 2006
6/16/2006Connecticut DEP Forecasts Unhealthy Air Quality for June 17 and 18, 2006
  The State of Connecticut’s air quality forecast for Saturday, June 17, 2006 and Sunday, June 18, 2006 is Unhealthy
6/14/2006Home Depot Agreement
  Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a wide-ranging settlement with Home Depot under which this major national retail chain is paying penalties of $425,000 for numerous violations of environmental regulations at its stores in the state as well as making major improvements in its environmental practices.
6/12/2006Arrests at Hammonasset Beach State Park
  On June 10 and June 11, 2006, Officers from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of State Environmental Conservation Police conducted a public safety patrol initiative at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison. Twenty-six people were arrested or issued infraction tickets for various charges ranging from possession of marijuana, possession of alcohol by a minor and motor vehicle charges.
6/5/2006Annual Request for Proposals for LIS Fund Grants
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Long Island Sound License Plate Program is requesting grant proposals from non-profit, educational, municipal and other organizations for projects that preserve and protect Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound License Plate Program has awarded more than $4.4 million in grants to fund 283 projects benefiting Long Island Sound.
6/5/2006Conservation Police Officers Honored
  In a ceremony highlighting the public safety responsibilities of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today awarded several State Environmental Conservation Police Officers with medals for outstanding performance and service and then dedicated the latest additions to the agency’s Marine Patrol fleet.
6/1/2006Five Communities Recognized for Aquifer Protection
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today recognized five cities and towns as the first municipalities to fully implement the state’s Aquifer Area Protection Program by taking critical steps to protect valuable drinking water supplies.