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Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA)
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: To identify and evaluate the impacts of proposed State Agency actions that may significantly affect the environment.
Contact: Jeffrey Smith
Phone: (860) 418-6395
Email: Jeff.Smith@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2990&q=383206
Type of Assistance: Information & Public Input
Authority: CGS 22a-1 through 22a-1h, RCSA 22a-a-1 through 22a-la-12
Description
A CEPA review is required for state agency actions that could have a major impact on the state's land, water, air or other environmental resources. The process includes public review and comment and a written evaluation of findings.
Connecticut Geospatial Information Systems Council
Agency: Department of Information Technology
Purpose: To coordinate a uniform geospatial information system capacity for municipalities, regional planning agencies, the state and others, as needed,
Contact: Michael Varney
Phone: (860) 622-2462
Email: michael.varney@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/gis
Type of Assistance: Technical, potential for financial support in the future
Authority: 
Description
The system GIS must guide and assist state and local officials involved in transportation; economic development; land use planning; environmental, cultural, and natural resource management; public service delivery; and other areas as necessary.
Conservation and Development Policies Plan
Agency: Office of Policy and Management
Purpose: The Plan serves as a statement of the development, resource management and public investment policies for the State.
Contact: Daniel Morley
Phone: (860) 418-6343
Email: daniel.morley@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/opm/cdplan
Type of Assistance: 
Authority: CGS Sec 16a-24 through 16a-33
Description
The use of state funds for an amount in excess of $200,000 for the acquisition, development, or improvement of real property or for the acquisition of public transportation equipment or facilities are required to be consistent with the plan.
Drinking Water Quality Management Plan
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  To provide for a consistent and proactive methodology to protect public drinking water supplies while balancing the need for economic development within the State’s source water protection areas.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: Special Act 06-6
Description
The DWQMP plan is intended include locally developed and locally implemented land use management and development measures, including land preservation techniques to provide for the protection of critical public drinking water supply watershed areas
Endangered Species
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To protect and restore endangered, threatened and special concern species in Connecticut and to provide information on the status of rare plant and animal species
Contact: Wildlife Division 
Phone: (860) 424-3011
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2702&q=323462&depNav_GID=1628
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 26-303 through 26-312; RCSA Sec. 26-306-1 through 7
Description
The DEP conducts a variety of research and management programs to protect and restore endangered, threatened and special concern species; and serves as the primary source of information on the status of rare plant and animal species
Geographic Information Systems
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To provide a statewide automated geographic storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic area.
Contact: Geographic Information Systems 
Phone: (860) 424-3540
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2698&q=323342&depNav_GID=1707
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: 
Description
DEP develops and maintains a statewide automated geographic storage and retrieval system that can rapidly integrate and analyze large amounts of spatial map and file data over any selected geographic area.
Green Building
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To promote Green Building practices.
Contact: Kim Trella
Phone: (860) 424-3234
Email: kim.trella@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2714&q=324910&depNav_GID=1645
Type of Assistance: Education and outreach
Authority: 
Description
Promote the use of green building standards for new and renovated buildings, whereby the environmental qualities of both the indoor and outdoor settings have been considered and protected during design, construction, maintenance and use.
Landscape Stewardship Initiative
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: Provide information on landscape stewardship.
Contact: Margaret Welch
Phone: (860) 424-3618
Email: margaret.welch@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/landscapestewardship
Type of Assistance: Technical assistance, education and outreach.
Authority: 
Description
Coordinate DEP programs that affect land use so as to avoid unintended impacts on land development patterns and to provide municipalities, individuals, and organizations with information to allow for better informed land use decision-making.
Nonpoint Source Pollution Programs
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: To prevent the introduction of pollutants into surface waters through stormwater.
Contact: Nonpoint Source Program 
Phone: (860) 424-3020
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2719&q=325588&depNav_GID=1654
Type of Assistance: Guidance & information
Authority: 
Description
DEP is working to engage stakeholders to prevent the introduction of pollutants into stormwater through it's Non Point Source Pollution Management and Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Programs.
Permit Assistance and Outreach
Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
Purpose: The Office of the Ombudsman provides a central point of contact for all stakeholders seeking information and assistance from the department.
Contact: Permit Ombudsman 
Phone: (860) 424-3003
Email: 
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2709&q=324146&depNav_GID=1624
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: 
Description
The Office of the Ombudsman provides a central point of contact for all stakeholders seeking information and assistance from the department.
Protection of Public Drinking Water Supplies -Technical Assistance
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose: To provide technical assistance to municipal land use decision makers and public water systems concerning consistent and proactive methods and measures to protect public drinking water supplies.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387338
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 25-32f,8-2, 8-23,8-3i,22a-42f
Description
Technical assistance can be provided in the form of comments and recommendations on local actions that may affect public drinking water sources.
Surface Transportation Enhancement Program
Agency: Department of Transporation
Purpose: To fund projects that go above and beyond what is customarily considered part of a transportation activity.
Contact: Kathryn A. Faraci
Phone: (860) 594-2160
Email: kathryn.faraci@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dot
Type of Assistance: Reimbursement program at 80%
Authority: SAFETEA-LU Section(s) 113, 1122, 6003
Description
The enhancement activities must relate to the Intermodal transportation system by reason of function or impact and must be encompassed in one of the twelve federally-eligible enhancement areas.
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program.
Agency: Department of Transportation
Purpose: To fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM)
Contact: Grayson Wright
Phone: (860) 594-2154
Email: grayson.wright@po.state.ct.us
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dot
Type of Assistance: Reimbursement program (80% or for limited projects 100%)
Authority: Federal Clean Air Act (CAA), Title 42,
Description
Funds transportation projects and programs that contribute to the attainment or maintenance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) in non-attainment or air quality maintenance areas for ozone, carbon monoxide, or particulate matter.
Water Utility Coordinating Committee
Agency: Department of Public Health
Purpose:  To provide for a coordinated approach to long-range water supply planning by addressing water quality and quantity issues from an area-wide perspective.
Contact: Lori Mathieu
Phone: (860) 509-7333
Email: lori.mathieu@ct.gov
Website: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3139&q=387352
Type of Assistance: Technical Assistance
Authority: CGS Sec. 25-33c - j
Description
The process is designed to bring together public water system representatives and regional planning organizations to discuss long-range water supply issues and to develop a plan for dealing with those issues.

 

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