DEEP: News Releases - 2010
News Releases - 2010
June
6/30/2010DEP Initiates Process to Reissue General Permit for Nitrogen Discharges in Wastewater from Treatment Plants
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has initiated the process to reissue the General Permit that regulates the amount of nitrogen that can be discharged in wastewater from 79 municipal sewage treatment plants in the state.
6/30/2010Governor Rell: $5 Million to Advance Newhall Neighborhood Cleanup
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $5 million in state funding to create the Newhall Community Development Fund is expected to gain approval when the state Bond Commission meets July 13.
6/29/2010Governor Rell Christens New DEP Boating Safety & Education Patrol Vessel
              Governor M. Jodi Rell today christened a new state boating safety education vessel, naming the 19-foot, zodiac-type boat Prudence in honor of the state heroine, Prudence Crandall, and to emphasize the importance of using good judgment afloat.
6/29/2010Governor Rell: $$ to Improve Shoreline Parks
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that $750,000 to make repairs and improvements at Connecticut’s three major shoreline state parks is expected to be approved when the State Bond Commission meets June 25.
6/29/2010Nesting Shorebirds Need Special Protection Over Fourth-of-July Weekend And Throughout the Summer Beach Season
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking for the public’s help in protecting birds that nest in coastal areas, especially during the very busy summer beach season.
6/29/2010DEP Administrative Offices Closed Friday and Monday; State Parks Open for Holiday Weekend
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that all of its administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 2 and Monday, July 5 as a result of a state furlough day Friday and the celebration of the July 4th holiday on Monday.
6/28/2010DEP Boating Enforcement Effort Results in 4 Arrests over Weekend
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police today announced it made four arrests over the weekend for Boating Under the Influence (BUI), as part of “Operation Drywater,” a nationwide effort to curb boating under the influence.
6/25/2010Changes Made to the Connecticut Duck Stamp
  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the hunting privileges associated with the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) are changing to a calendar year, January 1 through December 31.
6/25/2010Summer Programs at Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, Hampton
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces summer programs at Goodwin Conservation Education Center, Hampton.
6/24/2010Summer Environmental Education Program at Keney Park, Hartford
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today joined the Hartford Health & Human Services Department and Friends of Keney Park to kick off Connecticut DEP’s Environmental Justice 2010 summer program for approximately thirty Hartford youth ages 12-17.
6/23/2010DEP Releases Identity of Victim of Ashland Pond Boating Accident
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have released the name of the victim of the boating accident at Ashland Pond in the Jewett City section of Griswold.
6/23/2010State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus First of Season for Stamford
  The State Mosquito Management Program today announced that mosquitoes trapped in Stamford on June 14, 2010 have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).
6/22/2010CT DEP Announces Summer Programs at Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced free summer programs, open to the public, at Stratton Brook State Park, Simsbury.
6/21/2010Guilford Man Arrested On Manslaughter Charges In Connection With Boating Fatality
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Conservation (En-Con) Police today arrested Arthur K. Hall, 25, of Guilford as the result of an investigation into a fatal boating accident on Long Island Sound in Guilford in September 2009.
6/21/2010DEP Chooses Artwork for 2011 Connecticut Boater’s Guide Cover
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that Eloise, Tabitha, and Trinette Robinson of Bristol, were named the winners of the 2011 Connecticut Boater’s Guide Cover contest.
6/18/2010DEP Issues Temporary Warning against Consuming Fish from Segment of the Little River, Oxford and Seymour
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), with the support of the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), is advising people not to consume fish taken from a segment of the Little River because of the potential that these fish may carry contamination resulting from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) released by a damaged electrical transformer.
6/16/2010Governor Rell Says Funds Available for Marine Pumpout Programs to Protect Waters of  Long Island Sound and Candlewood Lake
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that more than $1.1 million in federal funds are available for boat sewage disposal facilities, or pumpout stations, on Long Island Sound and, for the first time, on the heavily used Candlewood Lake for the 2011 boating season.
6/14/2010Sightings of Deer Fawns Increasing
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding residents to leave deer fawns alone if they discover one and believe it to be abandoned.
6/14/2010Governor Rell Announces DEP Firefighters Leaving Tuesday to Fight Fires in Quebec
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that in response to a request from the Province of Quebec a firefighting crew from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is departing Tuesday to help fight forest fires that have been burning out of control in that part of Canada for several weeks.
6/12/2010Governor Rell Announces Regulations Approved For ‘E-Waste’ Recycling System
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that a statewide system for recycling “e-waste” – obsolete computers, monitors, televisions, printers and other electronic devices – could be in place for residents as early as this fall.
6/11/2010Governor Rell Says Permit Process Assessment Already Underway at DEP in Keeping With New Law
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is already at work assessing its permitting processes, in compliance with legislation she signed into law just Wednesday.
6/10/2010Osborne Homestead Museum Celebrates CT Historic Gardens Day
  The Osborne Homestead Museum, along with the other thirteen members of the prestigious Connecticut Historic Gardens Trail, will celebrate Connecticut Historic Gardens Day on Sunday, June 27, by offering special tours of the museum and garden.
6/9/2010DEP EnCon Police Make Second Arrest Stemming from April 26 Marijuana Incident in Cornwall
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCON) Police have arrested a Newington man on charges of interfering with an officer, cultivation of marijuana, and third degree criminal trespass in connection with an April incident in Cornwall.
6/9/2010Governor Rell Signs Permitting Reform Bill
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today signed into law a bill she proposed that will reform the state’s permitting process and expedite job creation by breaking through bureaucratic backlogs without undermining environmental protections.
6/9/2010Governor Rell: $4 Million in Grants Available from DEP for Ecosystem Management, Habitat Restoration and Coastal Projects
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is making available up to $4 million in grants for projects aimed at protecting habitats and restoring ecosystems across the state, including coastal areas along Long Island Sound.
6/7/2010Gov. Rell Recognizes Seven Climate Change Leaders in 5th Annual Awards Program of Governor’s Steering Committee
  Governor M. Jodi Rell announced today that seven individuals and organizations are being honored with the 2010 Connecticut Climate Change Leadership Award for their innovative efforts to address global climate change.
6/5/2010Body of Missing Boater Recovered on Saturday, June 5, 2010
  At 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) were notified by Watertown Police and Fire Departments that a canoe with three fishermen on board had capsized at Merriam Pond at Crest Brook Country Club located at 834 Northfield Road, Watertown.
6/4/2010Governor Rell Commends Open Space Advocates
  As part of the nationwide celebration of National Trails Day, which is Saturday, June 5, Governor M. Jodi Rell today commended 13 individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways --linear open space in Connecticut.
6/3/2010Governor Rell Signs Bill Aimed at Increasing Recycling Rates
  Governor M. Jodi Rell today signed a bill that encourages more recycling in the state by expanding the list of items that can be recycled and providing more opportunities for curbside pickup.
6/3/2010Bicycle Rentals Now Available at Hammonasset Beach State Park
  The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announces new feature at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison – bicycle rentals.