CEQ: Environmental Monitor - Current Issue

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 September 18, 2018
  
 
   1. NEW! Manchester Water Department - Glastonbury Water Main Extension, Manchester
 
   2. NEW! Re-scoping of Stony Brook Transmission Main, Montville and Bozrah
 
 
   1. Replacement of Bridge on Cedar Heights Road over Rippowam River, Stamford
 
 
   No Environmental Impact Evaluation Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.
 
 
   No State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.
 
 
The next edition of the Environmental Monitor will be published on October 2, 2018.  
 
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Notices in the Environmental Monitor are written and formatted by the sponsoring agencies and are published unedited. Questions about the content of any notice should be directed to the sponsoring agency.
 
Inquiries and requests to view or copy documents, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, must be submitted to the sponsoring state 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 the Manchester Water Department-Glastonbury Water Main Extension

Municipality where proposed project might be located: Glastonbury

Address of Possible Project Location: Cedar Ridge Drive

Project Description: The Manchester Water Department (MWD) is seeking financial assistance under the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program to support the extension of a water main on Cedar Ridge Drive in Glastonbury to serve approximately 10 properties that are currently served by private wells. Based on information provided by the Town of Glastonbury, these private wells contain elevated levels of naturally occurring uranium and pose a health risk to residents.   This project is intended to resolve a demonstrated public health concern at a scale which responds to the existing need without serving as an attraction to more extensive development. 

The proposed project includes the installation of approximately 465 linear feet of 8-inch diameter concrete lined ductile iron pipe (CLDIP) and associated appurtenances. The new main will be connected to the existing 6-inch diameter distribution main located on Cedar Ridge Drive.   The new main will be extended along Cedar Ridge Drive to the tip of the cul-de-sac to serve the homes with contaminated wells.

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

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  October 18, 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 September 28, 2018.

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 #12DWS

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 #12DWS

PO Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Phone: 860-509-7333
Fax: 860-509-7359
E-Mail: Patricia.Bisacky@ct.gov 

Inquiries and requests to view and or copy documents, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, must be submitted to the sponsoring State Agency:

Name:

Maura Downes

Agency:

Department of Public Health

Address:

410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13CMN
Hartford, CT 06134

E-Mail:

DPH.Communications@ct.gov

Phone:

(860) 509-7286


 


2. Notice of Scoping for the Re-scoping of Stony Brook North and South Transmission Main Rehabilitation

Municipalities where proposed project might be located: Montville and Bozrah

Addresses of Possible Project Location: Cherry Lane and Leffingwell Road in Montville and Route 82 and Noble Hill Rd. in Bozrah

Project Description: The City of Norwich applied for financial assistance from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program to support the rehabilitation/improvements of the northern and southern portions of the Stony Brook Transmission Main. The project scoping notice of the original project was posted on the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)-Environmental Monitor (EM) website on August 7, 2012. The project post scoping notice was published on the CEQ-EM website on January 8, 2013.

Since this project was originally proposed, the Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) public drinking water system exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for disinfection byproducts (DBP) and Trihalomethanes (TTHM).  NPU signed Consent Agreement (DWS 16-104-044) dated August 18, 2017 with the Department of Public Health-Drinking Water Section (DWS) which documents actions that NPU agrees to take to resolve the MCL violation and comply with state health regulations.  One of the actions the City agreed to do is make improvements to the water system components to address the regulatory requirements.

NPU has proposed to make revisions to the original Transmission Main project design to reduce water age in the distribution system and improve water quality. The proposed project revision comprises of transmission main realignment and installation of approximately 3,700 linear feet of 24-inch diameter main and 600 linear feet of 16-inch diameter main. The new transmission main (24-inch diameter) installation begins on Leffingwell Road approximately 1,000 feet west of the intersection of Cove Brook Lane then runs along the road heading to Noble Hill Road and onto Route 82. 


The new 24-inch diameter transmission main will be connected to the terminal end of a new 16-inch diameter distribution main that will be installed by the Town of Bozrah on Route 82. The new main will be comprised of 2,700 linear feet of 16-inch diameter water main on Route 82 along the parcel where The Optimus assisted living facility is proposed to be constructed in addition to the proposed replacement of approximately 1,300 linear feet of 6-inch distribution main with a new 16-inch diameter water main between New Concord Drive and the Norwich-Bozrah municipal boundary. This portion of main will be funded by the Town of Bozrah. The Town of Bozrahs main segment will be utilized to complete the transmission main looping of NPUs distribution main along Route 82 to eliminate an existing dead end and reduce water stagnation. Locating the transmission main within public rights-of-way will avoid crossing the sensitive environmental area, wetlands, and watercourses. This will also provide NPU crew easy accessibility in the future for maintenance and repairs as needed.  The existing 24-inch diameter main located off public rights-of-way will be abandoned in place.

Project Map:  Click here to view a map identifying the location of the project including the location of the existing transmission main, the proposed realigned main, and the main extension funded by the Town of Bozrah.

Written comments from the public are welcomed and will be accepted until the close of business on:  October 18, 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 September 28, 2018.

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 #12DWS
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: Ms. Patricia Bisacky
Agency:
Department of Public Health
Drinking Water Section
Address:  
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12DWS
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
Phone: 860-509-7333
Fax: 860-509-7359
E-Mail: Patricia.bisacky@ct.gov

Inquiries and requests to view and or copy documents, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, must be submitted to the sponsoring State Agency:

Name:

Ms. Maura Downes

Agency: 

Department of Public Health

Address:

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13CMN
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

E-Mail:

DPH.communications@ct.gov

Phone:

860-509-7286

 


 
 
 
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.

 The following Post-Scoping Notice has been submitted for publication in this edition.


1. Post-Scoping Notice for Replacement of Bridge No. 04067 - Cedar Heights Road over Rippowam River


Municipality where project will be located: Stamford


CEPA Determination:  On July 11, 2017 the Connecticut Department of Transportation (Department) published a Notice of Scoping to solicit public comments for this project in the Environmental Monitor.  The Department has taken those comments into consideration and has concluded that the project does not require the preparation of Environmental Impact Evaluation under CEPA.


The agency's conclusion is documented in a Memo of Findings and Determination and Environmental Checklist.


If you have questions about the project, you can contact the agency at:


 Name: Kevin Fleming, Transportation Planner II


Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation, Office of Environmental Planning


Address: 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131


Phone: (860) 594-2924


E-Mail: Kevin.Fleming@ct.gov



What happens next:
The Connecticut Department of Transportation expects the project to go forward. This is expected to be the final notice of the project to be published in the Environmental Monitor.

 

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 State Land Transfer Notice has been submitted for notice in this edition.

 

 
 
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