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PETITION NO. 1347A – GRE GACRUX LLC petition for a declaratory ruling, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §4-176 and §16-50k, for the proposed construction, maintenance and operation of a 16.78-megawatt AC solar photovoltaic electric generating facility located at 117 Oil Mill Road and associated electrical interconnection to Eversource Energy’s existing substation at 325 Waterford Parkway North in Waterford, Connecticut. Reopening of this petition based on changed conditions pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §4-181a(b). Link to Petition No. 1347


GRE GACRUX LLC MOTION TO REOPEN AND MODIFY THE DECISION IN PETITION NO. 1347 DUE TO CHANGED CONDITIONS
GRE GACRUX LLC Motion to Reopen Cover Letter, 01/23/2020
GRE GACRUX LLC Motion to Reopen, 01/23/2020
GRE GACRUX  LLC Testimony of Jean-Paul La Marche, 01/23/2020
>Figures
Figure 1 - Site Location Map
Figure 2 - Project Zoning Map
Figure 3 - Site Layout Plan
Figure 3A - Design Comparison
Figure 4 - Aerial Photo Map
Figure 5 - Draft Construction Schedule
Figures 6 - 8  Visual Impact Study 1 - 2 - 3
Figure 9 - Wetlands, Vernal Pools and Rare Species
Figure 10 - Aerial Habitat Map
>Appendices
Appendix A - Project Plans/Drawings
Appendix B - Stormwater Report
Appendix C - Operations and Maintenance Plan
Appendix D - Decommissioning and Restoration Plan
Appendix E - Carbon Debt Analysis
Appendix F - Public Outreach Documentation
Appendix G - Phase IA Cultural Resources Assessment
Appendix H - Wetland and Biological Assessment Report
Appendix I - Wildlife and Habitat Report/Memo
Appendix J - Geotechnical Engineering Documentation
Appendix K - Site Soils Documentation

PROCEDURAL CORRESPONDENCE

Council Motion to Reopen Request for Comments Memorandum, 01/24/2020
Council Decision on Motion to Reopen, 02/28/2020
Council Correspondence regarding GRE GACRUX, LLC's February 26, 2020 Question on Legal Representation, 03/02/20
Council Memorandum Requesting Comments on GRE GACRUX Request that Save the River-Save the Hills Retain Legal Counsel, 03/02/20
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set One, 3/3/20
Council Inquiry of Deb Moshier-Dunn, 3/10/20
Council Cancellation of Hearing, 3/12/20
Council Interrogatory Schedule Memorandum, 03/30/20
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set Two, 05/29/20
Council Interrogatories to Save the River-Save the Hills, 06/11/20  
Council Procedural Correspondence related to non-party/intervenor Trout Unlimited’s Response to Council Interrogatory #4 directed to intervenor STRSTH, 06/19/20, 06/19/20 
Council Decision on Save the River-Save the Hills Request for Party and CEPA Intervenor Status, 07/15/20


STATE AGENCY COMMENTS
State Historic Preservation Office Comments, 3/3/20 
Council on Environmental Quality Comments, 03/30/20 
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Comments, 06/17/20

MUNICIPAL COMMENTS



HEARING INFORMATION

Hearing Documents, 02/28/2020 - canceled
Council Cancellation of Hearing, 3/12/20 
Pre-Hearing Conference Memorandum, 03/03/20 
Hearing Procedures Memorandum, 03/10/20
Hearing Documents, 05/19/20 - Rescheduled Public Hearing - JUNE 25, 2020 HEARING CANCELLED
Pre-Remote Hearing Teleconference Memorandum, 05/21/20
Remote Hearing Procedures Memorandum, 06/01/20
Hearing Documents, 07/14/20 
    1. Instructions for Public Access to Remote Public Hearing 
    2. Cancellation and Rescheduled Public Hearing Notice, 06/25/20;
    3. Hearing Program;
    4. Citizens Guide to Siting Council Procedures; and
    5. Proposed Facility Site Plan 
Zoom Remote July 14, 2020 Public Hearing Recording, 07/14/20 (Password: 5m*+I29+)
Council Memorandum Regarding Ruling on Motions and the Continuation of the Evidentiary Hearing, 07/16/20
Instructions for Access to August 4, 2020 Continued Evidentiary Hearing Session

 



Schedule
Schedule, 02/28/2020 
Revised Schedule, 03/27/20
Revised Schedule, 05/15/20
Revised Schedule, 07/16/20

Service List
Service List, 02/28/2020 
Service List, 03/02/2020 
Service List, 03/19/2020
Service List, 06/19/20
Service List, 07/14/20



Hearing Programs
Hearing Program, 07/14/20

Transcripts
Hearing Transcript (afternoon), 07/14/20
Hearing Transcript (evening), 07/14/20
Hearing Transcript Memorandum, 07/29/20

PARTIES AND INTERVENORS



Petitioner - GRE GACRUX, LLC



Exhibits
GRE GACRUX, LLC Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set One, 04/06/20
GRE GACRUX, LLC Responses to Town of Waterford Interrogatories, Set One, 4/27/20 
GRE GACRUX, LLC Responses to Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Interrogatories, Set One, 4/27/20
GRE GACRUX, LLC Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set Two, 06/11/20
GRE GACRUX, LLC Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set Two, Interrogatory 48, 06/11/20
GRE GACRUX LLC Responses to the Town of Waterford's Interrogatories, Set Two, 06/18/20
GRE GACRUX LLC Response to Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Interrogatories, Set Two, 06/18/20
GRE GACRUX LLC Testimony of Steven J. Kochis, 06/18/20
GRE GACRUX LLC Resume of Steven J. Kochis, 06/24/20
GRE GACRUX Updated Sign, 06/26/20
GRE GACRUX Late Filed Exhibits Cover Letter, 07/28/20
GRE GACRUX Responses to the Council's Late-Filed Exhibit Requests, 07/28/20
Attachment A -  Sign Posting Affidavit
Attachment B -  Revised Site Plans
Attachment C -  Vernal Pool Analysis
Attachment D -  Eastern Ribbon Snake Monitoring Protocol
Attachment E -  Stormwater Wet Pond Monitoring Protocol

Correspondence
GRE GACRUX, LLC Correspondence Regarding Town of Waterford's Request for a Hearing, 02/26/20 
GRE GACRUX, LLC Correspondence Regarding Save the River-Save the Hills, 02/26/20 
GRE GACRUX, LLC's Comments Regarding its Request that Save the River Save the Hills Retain Legal Counsel,
3/9/20

GRE GACRUX, LLC Interrogatories to Save the River Save the Hills, Inc., 04/13/20
GRE GACRUX LLC Hearing Information - Witness List, 06/18/20 Cover Letter

Motions and Objections
GRE GACRUX, LLC Motion to Compel Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. to Provide its Membership List, under Seal, to the Connecticut Siting Council, 06/22/20

Party - Town of Waterford

Exhibits 
Town of Waterford's Response to Request to Reopen, 2/12/20 
Town of Waterford's Pre-filed Testimony and Interrogatories to Petitioner, 4/12/20   
Town of Waterford's Responses to Save the River-Save the Hills Interrogatories, 06/17/20


Correspondence

Town of Waterford's Service List Change Request, 03/02/20 
Town of Waterford's Comments and Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set Two, 6/4/20
Town of Waterford's Service List Change Request, 06/19/20
Town of Waterford's Witness and Exhibit Lists, 06/24/20

Motions and Objections


Intervenor - Save the River Save the Hills, Inc.

Exhibits
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Response to Request to Reopen, 2/12/20 
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Response to Request to Reopen, Attachment #3, 2/12/20 
Save the River-Save the Hills Responses to GRE GACRUX Interrogatories, 04/27/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Additional Request for Party and CEPA Intervenor Status, 06/10/20    
Save the River Save the Hills, Inc. Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set One, 06/18/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Pre-filed Testimony of Donald J. Danila, 06/18/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Pre-filed Testimony of  Deborah Moshier-Dunn, 06/18/20
Save the River Save the Hills, Inc. Pre-filed Testimony of Steven D. Trinkaus, 06/18/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Amended Response to Council Interrogatory 4, 06/24/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Supplemental Pre-Filed Testimony of Donald J. Danila, 06/24/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Declaration of Deborah Moshier-Dunn, 06/24/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Supplemental Pre-Filed Testimony of Steven D. Trinkaus, 08/03/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. LIDAR map with GRE Grading and Drainage Overlay, 08/03/20

 

Correspondence
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Comments Regarding GRE GACRUX, LLC's Request that Save the River-Save
the Hills Retain Legal Counsel, 3/7/20

Notice of Appearance for Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc., 03/19/20 
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Interrogatories to Petitioner, 4/13/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Interrogatories to the Town of Waterford, 06/04/20
Save the River-Save the Hill, Inc. Interrogatories to GRE GACRUX, Set Two, 06/04/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Request for CSC Administrative Notice documents and Council Response, 06/17/20 
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Witness and Exhibit List, 06/18/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Supplemental Request for Administrative Notice, 08/03/20

Motions and Objections

Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Request for Administrative Notice documents, 06/18/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Objection to the Council's Administrative Notice List, 06/18/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Objection to Petitioner's Motion to Compel, 06/24/20
Save the River-Save the Hills, Inc. Objection to and Motion to Strike Petitioner's Response to the Council's Late-Filed Exhibit Requests, 08/03/20


COUNCIL'S DRAFT FINDINGS OF FACT


FINAL DECISION