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Connecticut Laws | Title 25 Water Resources. Flood And Erosion Control
CHAPTER 477a* LOWER CONNECTICUT RIVER CONSERVATION ZONE
Sec. 25-102j. Withdrawal of town by referendum. Reinstatement by referendum.

(b) Notwithstanding any decision of a town not to be governed by the provisions of sections 25-102g, 25-102h and this section, taken pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, such town may vote to again be so governed by petition and referendum as set forth in subsection (a) of this section. (554)

Sec. 25-102k. Uniform Administrative Procedure Act not applicable. (555)(Text)

The provisions of chapter 54 shall not apply to any procedures to be followed or actions taken pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. (556)

Sec. 25-102l. Appeals. (557)(Text)

Appeals from decisions of the Connecticut River Gateway Commission may be made in the manner provided in section 8-8. (558)

Sec. 25-102m. Standards and criteria for private residential docks and piers and management of scenic resources and visual impacts. (559)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall select two harbor management commissions, established pursuant to section 22a-113k, from the member towns of the Connecticut River Gateway Commission, established pursuant to section 25-102e, to jointly recommend standards and criteria for the construction and location of private residential docks and piers and standards and criteria for the management of scenic resources and visual impacts within the limits of navigable waters, as defined in subsection (b) of section 15-3a. (560)

(b) The standards and criteria recommended pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be jointly submitted for approval to the Commissioners of Environmental Protection and Transportation. The commissioners shall approve or reject each recommendation not more than one hundred twenty days after submission. (561)

(c) A harbor management commission established pursuant to section 22a-113k from a member town of the Connecticut River Gateway Commission established pursuant to section 25-102e may adopt any standard or criterion approved pursuant to subsection (b) of this section as part of its harbor management plan adopted pursuant to chapter 444a. (562)

Secs. 25-102n to 25-102s. (563)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (564)

CHAPTER 477b OIL SPILL CONTAINMENT (565)(Text)

Sec. 25-102t. Oil spill containment and removal within lower Connecticut River area. (566)(Text)

(a) As used in this section, "oil" means floating oil of any kind or in any form including but not limited to fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse and oil mixed with other matter; "lower Connecticut River" means the river and lands downstream of Middletown and East Hampton to Long Island Sound; "adjacent shoreline" means the land between, and including, the towns of Guilford and Waterford, and the waters of Long Island Sound extending outwards from these towns to the demarcation line between Connecticut and New York. (567)

(b) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall (1) provide and maintain necessary equipment and train adequate emergency response personnel for the purpose of oil spill containment and removal within the lower Connecticut River and adjacent shoreline area; and (2) assist in and coordinate the development of oil spill containment and removal contingency plans for the towns located within the lower Connecticut River and adjacent shoreline area. (568)

Sec. 25-102u to 25-102z. (569)(Text)

Reserved for future use. (570)

CHAPTER 477c UPPER CONNECTICUT RIVER CONSERVATION ZONE (571)(Text)

Sec. 25-102aa. Legislative finding. (572)(Text)

It is found that the upper Connecticut River and the towns abutting the river possess unique scenic, hydrologic, ecological, agricultural, recreational and historical value contributing to public enjoyment, inspiration and well being. Furthermore, it is found that it is in the public interest that the provisions of this chapter be adopted to preserve such values for the enjoyment of present and future generations of Connecticut citizens and to accomplish the following: (1) The protection and improvement of the water quality of the Connecticut River; (2) the preservation of the flood storage capacity of the Connecticut River; (3) the preservation of unique natural historic and scenic areas and the natural topography of riverfront land; (4) the preservation and encouragement of agricultural land uses which conserve the area's soil and water resources and maintain and increase the area's long-term food producing capacity; (5) the promotion of the area's recreational potential consistent with the ability of the land and the river to support such use; (6) the influencing of the visual impact of riverfront development; and (7) the encouragement of preservation and rehabilitation of the Connecticut River greenbelt. (573)

Sec. 25-102bb. Definitions. (574)(Text)

As used in this chapter, "conservation zone" means the zone described in section 25-102cc; "development rights" means the rights of the owner of property to improve such property, including the right to change the terrain, remove natural vegetation and construct buildings thereon; "scenic easement" means a less than fee interest in property acquired for the purpose of maintaining the existing condition of the property or of preserving an unobstructed view. (575)

Sec. 25-102cc. Conservation zone designated. (576)(Text)

All the following area is designated as a conservation zone: Beginning at the point where the town line between Suffield, Connecticut, and Agawam, Massachusetts, intersects the center line of Connecticut Route 159 and proceeding southerly along the center line of Connecticut Route 159 to its intersection with the town line between Suffield and Windsor Locks, thence easterly along said line to its intersection with the center line of the ConRail Railroad Line, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with the center line of Main Street, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with the center line of Interstate Route 91, thence southwesterly along said line to its northernmost intersection with the town line between Windsor Locks and Windsor, thence easterly along said line to its intersection with the center line of Palisado Avenue, thence southerly, southeasterly and southwesterly along said line to its intersection with the center line of the ConRail Railroad Line, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with the center line of the Hartford Dike, thence southeasterly, southerly, southwesterly and westerly along said line to its intersection with the Wethersfield Cove channel encroachment line, which point is also the intersection of the eastern right-of-way of the Wilbur Cross Parkway with the town line between Hartford and Wethersfield, thence southwesterly, southeasterly, easterly, northerly and easterly along said Wethersfield Cove channel encroachment line to its intersection with the Connecticut River channel encroachment line, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with iron pin four in Kelley Avenue, thence easterly along a line to its intersection with the western right-of-way line of Interstate 91, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with the Connecticut River channel encroachment line which point is iron pin nine of the Connecticut River channel encroachment line, thence southerly, southwesterly, southeasterly and southwesterly along said line to its intersection with the center line of the ConRail Railroad Line, thence southeasterly and southwesterly along said line to its intersection with the hundred year flood boundary north of Dividend Brook, thence southwesterly along said boundary to its intersection with the town line between Rocky Hill and Cromwell, thence easterly along said line to its intersection with the hundred year flood boundary south of Dividend Brook, thence northeasterly along said boundary to its intersection with the center line of the ConRail Railroad Line, thence southeasterly along said line to its intersection with the town line between Rocky Hill and Cromwell, thence westerly along said line a distance of three hundred feet to the point where the town line intersects the one hundred fifty foot contour interval, thence southerly, and at varying elevations, along the ridgeline as viewed from four feet above mean low water from the center line of the Connecticut River to its intersection with the center line of Nooks Hill Road, thence westerly along said line to its intersection with the center line of the ConRail Railroad Line, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with the center line of Connecticut Route 99, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with a line parallel to and two thousand two hundred feet south of South Street, thence westerly along said line a distance of seven hundred feet to its intersection with the hundred year flood boundary, thence northerly along said boundary to its intersection with the southerly property line of the Connecticut Route 9 right-of-way, thence northwesterly along said property line to its intersection with the center line of West Street, thence westerly along said line to its intersection with the center line of Connecticut Route 3, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with the town line between Middletown and Cromwell which town line is the center line of the Mattabasset River, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with the center line of the Connecticut Route 9 right-of-way, thence southerly along said line to its intersection with the center line of the ConRail Railroad Line, thence easterly along said line to its intersection with the center line of the electric power transmission line right-of-way which crosses the railroad line, thence southerly along said center line of the electric power transmission line right-of-way to a point two hundred feet south of the center line of the ConRail Railroad Line, thence easterly along a line parallel to and two hundred feet from the center line of the ConRail Railroad Line to its intersection with the town line between Middletown and Haddam, thence easterly along said line to its intersection with the town line between Haddam and East Hampton, thence easterly along said line to its intersection with the center line of Hurd Park Road, thence northerly along said (577)

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