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Posted 7/17/2012

Release no. 2012-067


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Tim Dugan
978-318-8264
cenae-pa@usace.army.mil

CONCORD, Mass. – The University of Connecticut is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct work in waters of the United States in conjunction with extending a roadway in Storrs, Conn.

 

The University of Connecticut is proposing to extend the existing North Hillside Road on the University of Connecticut Storrs Campus from its current terminus northward to U.S. Route 44 and develop the North Campus Parcel building envelope. The proposed road will be approximately 3,400 linear feet long, 2-lane, 32 linear feet wide in dimension and will cross over three wetland areas.

 

The surrounding development envelope will accommodate 900,000 square feet of research and technology space on six parcels and will impact one wetland area. In addition, associated improvements to the Route 44 drainage system and the North Campus stormwater management system will occur.  

 

The work is proposed in wetlands associated with Cedar Swamp Brook at North Hillside Road in Storrs.

 

In total, 0.34 acre of direct and permanent impacts and 0.04 acre of temporary impact to waters of the U.S. will occur as a result of the roadway and associated development envelope.

 

The application for the federal permit was filed by the University of Connecticut with the Corps in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in U.S. waters, including wetlands.

 

The public notice, with more specifics on the proposed work by the University of Connecticut, can be viewed on the Corps website at  http://www.nae.usace.army.mil. Select Regulatory and then public notices or go directly to http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Regulatory/Public%20Notices/.

 

Public comments on this proposal by the University of Connecticut (file # NAE-2004-3990) should be forwarded no later than Aug. 17, 2012 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: Amy Bourne), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager Amy Bourne at 978-318-8651 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: amelia.c.bourne@usace.army.mil.