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DOCKET NO. 492 – Gravel Pit Solar application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction, maintenance, and operation of a 120-megawatt-AC solar photovoltaic electric generating facility on eight parcels generally located to the east and west of the Amtrak and Connecticut Rail Line, south of Apothecaries Hall Road and north of the South Windsor town boundary in East Windsor, Connecticut and associated electrical interconnection.

APPLICATION (recd. 07/31/20)
Cover Letter, 07/31/20
Narrative
Exhibit A - Figures
Exhibit B - DESRI Renewables, LLC Company Resumes
Exhibit C - Site Plans
Exhibit D - Abutters List and Notice
Exhibit E - List of Municipal Officials and Government Agencies Notice
Exhibit F - Municipal Correspondence
Exhibit G - Visibility Assessment
Exhibit H - Soil Scientist's Report
Exhibit I - Wildlife Evaluations Technical Memorandum
Exhibit J - CT DEEP NDDB Correspondence
Exhibit K - Vernal Pool Survey Technical Memorandum
Exhibit L - Stormwater Management Report
Exhibit M - SHPO Corresondence and Cultural Resources Survey
Exhibit N - Acoustical Study
Exhibit O - Carbon Debt Analysis
Exhibit P - Operations & Maintenance Plan
Exhibit Q - FAA Notice of Proposed Construction and Determinations of No Hazard
Exhibit R - GPS Emergency Management and Evacuation Plan
Exhibit S - Decommissioning Plan
Exhibit T - Agricultural Soil Protection Plan
Bulk Filings
Town of East Windsor Zoning Regulations
Town of East Windsor Zoning Map
Town of East Windsor Plan of Conservation and Development
Town of East Windsor Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations
Town Consultation Documents:
Gravel Pit Solar, LLC Letter to Towns of East Windsor and South Windsor, 05/22/20
Draft Application Filing for Municipal Review, 05/22/20
Draft Application Exhibit C Site Plans for Municipal Review - available upon request
VHB Visibility Assessment, 07/10/20
Gravel Pit Solar, LLC Memorandum to Town of East Windsor, 07/20/20
Gravel Pit Solar, LLC Letter to Towns of East Windsor and South Windsor, 07/21/20
Fee Cover Letter, 08/11/20

 

PROCEDURAL CORRESPONDENCE
Council Municipal Participation Fund Letter to the State Treasurer, 08/13/20
Council Completeness Review Memorandum, 09/24/20
Council Interrogatories to Applicant, Set One, 10/07/20

 

STATE AGENCY COMMENTS
Council on Environmental Quality Comments, 10/02/20
Department of Transportation Comments, 10/16/20
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Comments, 11/02/20
Department of Agriculture Comments, 11/04/20

 

MUNICIPAL COMMENTS
Town of East Windsor Comments, 11/12/20

 

PUBLIC OFFICIAL COMMENTS

 

HEARING INFORMATION
Pre-Hearing Tele-Conference Memorandum, 09/25/20 
Remote Hearing Procedures Memorandum, 09/30/20 
November 12, 2020 Hearing Documents, 09/29/20
1. Instructions for Public Access to Remote Public Hearing on November 12, 2020
2. Public Hearing Notice
3. Hearing Program 
4. Citizens Guide to Siting Council Procedures; and
5. Proposed Facility Site Plan 
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 11/12/20  (Passcode:   tF.w3V%C )
Council Memorandum Regarding Motion and the Continuation of the Evidentiary Hearing Session, 11/13/20
1.  Instruction for Access to December 1, 2020 Evidentiary Hearing Session
2.  December 1, 2020 Hearing Program
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 12/01/20  (  Passcode: $TR*I$16 )

Schedules
Schedule, 07/31/20
Schedule, 09/24/20

Service Lists
Service List, 08/07/20

Hearing Programs
November 11, 2020 Hearing Program
December 1, 2020 Hearing Program

Transcripts
Hearing Transcript 2 p.m., 11/12/20
Public Session Transcript 6:30 p.m., 11/12/20
Council Transcript Memorandum, 11/18/20
Continued Evidentiary Hearing Transcript, 12/01/20
Council Transcript Memorandum, 12/08/20

PARTIES AND INTERVENORS

Applicant - Gravel Pit Solar 

Exhibits
Gravel Pit Solar EMF Report Submission, 09/01/20
Gravel Pit Solar Publication Notification, 09/08/20
Gravel Pit Solar Affidavit of Publication, 09/16/20
Phase IB Submission Cover Letter with SHPO Correspondence, 10/08/20  Gravel Pit Solar Phase IB Archaeological and Architectural Survey  
Gravel Pit Solar Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set One, 10/28/20
Exhibit A - Abutter Proof of Mailing Notice
Exhibit B - Redacted Lease and Easement Agreement between Back 124 LLC
 Redacted Option to Lease Agreement between Back 124 LLC
 Redacted Lease and Easement Agreement between Northern Capital Region Disposal
 Redacted Option to Lease Agreement between Northern Capital Region Disposal
Exhibit C - Specification Sheets
Exhibit D - Revised Site Plans
Exhibit E - Generation and Transmission Letter
Exhibit F - Wetland Impacts Map
Exhibit G - Preliminary Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan 
Exhibit H - Revised Wetland Map
Exhibit I -   Photo Log
Exhibit J -  Geotechnical Engineering Report
Correspondence from the State Historic Preservation Office, 11/06/20
Gravel Pit Solar Response to DoAG comments, 11/06/20
Gravel Pit Solar Switchyard Drawing Details, 11/11/20
Gravel Pit Solar Responses to the Council's Late Filed Exhibit Requests, 11/24/20

Correspondence
Gravel Pit Solar Witness List, 11/05/20

Motions and Objections
Motion for Protective Order, 11/06/20

Post Hearing Brief and Draft Findings of Fact
Gravel Pit Solar Post-Hearing Brief, 12/31/20

 

COUNCIL'S DRAFT FINDING OF FACT
Council's Draft Findings of Fact, 02/11/21

 

FINAL DECISION
Decision Package, 03/01/21

 

DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT PLAN (D&M Plan)
Development and Management Plan Phase I Cover Letter, 03/31/21
Phase I D&M Plan Narrative
Exhibit A1 - Stormwater Pollution Control Plan 
Exhibit A2 - Site Plans
Exhibit B -  Figures
Exhibit C - Horizontal Directional Drill Plan
Exhibit D -  SHPO Correspondence
Exhibit E -  CT DEEP NDDB Correspondence
Exhibit F -  Updated Landscape Mitigation Plan
Exhibit G -  Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan
Exhibit H -  CT DEEP Dam Safety Program Consultation
Exhibit I -   Construction Traffic Management Plan
D&M Phase I Schedule, 04/01/21
Council D&M Phase I Decision and Staff Report, 05/21/21