DEEP: News Releases - 2015
News Releases - 2015
January
1/30/2015Gov. Malloy Announces Funding For Repairs And Construction At Hammonasset State Park
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State Bond Commission has approved more than $9.9 million for repairs and construction at Hammonasset State Park in Madison that will be used to construct a new bathhouse to replace two buildings that were significantly damaged and subsequently demolished following Tropical Storm Irene and to replace the Meigs Point Nature Center.
1/30/2015Gov. Malloy Announces $5.1M In Funds To Enhance Connecticut’s Power Grid
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that the state Bond Commission today approved $5.1 million for the creation of two microgrid projects in Bridgeport and Milford that will help keep critical buildings and facilities powered even when the electric grid goes down.
1/30/2015Gov. Malloy Announces $480 Million In Grants And Loans For Wastewater Treatment Projects
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that a major package of $480 million in grants and loans to protect the state’s water quality by financing local projects aimed at improving wastewater treatment plants and sanitary sewer systems is expected to be approved when the State Bond Commission meets Friday.
1/26/2015DEEP Releases Revised Requirements for Storm Water Systems - New Proposal Will Protect Waters at Lower Cost to Municipalities
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today released revisions to a proposed permit for the management and oversight of municipal storm water systems that offer municipalities and institutions less costly and more flexible requirements for compliance.
1/23/2015Governor Malloy Announces $2.2 Million Investment in Preserving and Redeveloping Eight Historically Significant Brownfields across the State
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $2,188,000 in assessment and planning grants to eight municipalities throughout the state to support the redevelopment of historically significant brownfield sites.
1/21/2015School Vacation Week Programs at Dinosaur State Park
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill will sponsor a series of programs for families during February school vacation week.
1/16/2015DEEP Says Funds Available for Specific Marine Pumpout Boat Service Areas to Protect Waters of Long Island Sound
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is now accepting grant proposals for mobile pumpout vessel services for recreational boats in designated areas on Long Island Sound for the 2015 boating season.
1/14/2015Connecticut State Parks “The Sky’s the Limit” 2015 Hiking Challenge
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced a great opportunity to win prizes for hiking Connecticut’s high peaks as part of a new program – “The Sky’s the Limit” 2015 Hiking Challenge, designed to promote hiking in Connecticut’s state parks and forests throughout 2015.
1/9/2015Gov. Malloy Says Funds To Finalize Purchase Of The Preserve On Agenda For Bond Commission
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today said that $2 million in funding to help finalize and secure the purchase of the valuable shoreline property known as The Preserve is expected to be approved when the State Bond Commission meets Monday.
1/8/2015DEEP Emergency Response Unit Responds to Chemical Spill on I-95 in Greenwich
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Emergency Response Unit responded with Greenwich Fire Department this morning report to a report of a spill of a ferric chloride solution in a containment area at a weigh station between exits 2 and 3 of I-95 northbound.
1/7/2015Ninth Annual No Child Left Inside® Winter Festival
  Grab your warm weather gear, bundle up your children and join us for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) No Child Left Inside® ninth annual Winter Festival at Burr Pond State Park, 384 Burr Mountain Road, Torrington.
1/5/201519th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice Family Festival
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is co-sponsoring the 19th annual two-day family festival on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice on Sunday, January 18, 2015, from noon to 4:00 p.m. and Monday, January 19, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1/5/2015DEEP Releases Name of Missing Kayaker
  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police have identified the kayaker that is missing on West Hill Pond, New Hartford as Patricia Cole, age 53, from New Hartford, CT