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PETITION NO. 1410 - Greenskies Clean Energy, 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 3.0-megawatt-AC solar photovoltaic electric generating facility on two parcels at the Elmridge Golf Course located to the east and west of North Anguilla Road at the intersection with Elmridge Road, Stonington, Connecticut, and associated electrical interconnection.


PETITION (received 06/04/20)
Petition Cover Letter, 06/04/20
Petition Narrative
List of Figures:
Figure 1  - Site Location Map
Figure 2  - Proposed Project Area Aerial
Figure 3  - Zoning Map
Figure 4  - Tax Parcel Map
Figure 4A - Recommended Road Designations
Figure 4B - Adopt-a-Road Signs
Figure 5  - Overall Site Plan
Figure 6A-C - (A)Site Layout & Grading Plan - Site 1/(B) - Site Layout & Grading Plan - Site 2 (North)/(C) - Site Layout & Grading Plan - Site 2 (South)
Figure 7  - Construction Schedule
Figure 8  - Prime Farmland Soils Map
Figure 9  - Sample Soil Array See Mix Photos
Figure 10 - Sample Wildlife Conservation Seed Mix Photos
Figure 11 - Wetlands Delineation Map
Figure 12 - NDDB Review Request - Detailed Site Map
Figure 13 - Core Forest Map
Figure 14 - Stonington Zoning Map Atlas - Aquifer Protection Area (APA) and Groundwater Protection Overlay District (GPOD)
Figure 15 - Slope Percent Rise (East)
Figure 16 - Slope Percent Rise (West)
List of Appendices:
Appendix A  - Permit Plans/Drawing Set
Appendix B - Part - B1  Part - B2  Part - B3 Electrical Drawings & Equipment Specifications
Appendix C - Part - C1 Part - C2  Part - C3 Operation & Maintenance Documentation
Appendix D  - Draft Decommissioning Plan
Appendix E  - Part - E1 Part - E 2 Carbon Debt Analysis
Appendix F  - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix G  - Site Soils Information
Appendix H - Part - 1H  Part - 2H  Cultural Resource Assessment Documentation
Appendix I  - Wetlands Delineation Report; Vernal Pool Study Appendix I Wetland letter
Appendix J  - Wildlife and Habitat Review Documentation
Appendix K - Public Outreach Documentation
Appendix L  - Stormwater Analysis Report and Preliminary Stormwater Pollution Control Plan
Appendix M - Part -M1  Part - M2  Part - M3  Part - M4  Viewshed Photo Log and Visual Simulations


PROCEDURAL CORRESPONDENCE
Council Letter to the Town of Stonington, 06/05/20
State Agency Comment Memorandum, 06/05/20
Council Response to Hanson Request  for an Extension of Time to Submit Comments, 06/30/20
Council Response to Proponents for Responsible Emplacement of Stonington Solar (PRESS), 07/02/20
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set One, 07/02/20
Council Acknowledgement of Town Comments, 07/06/20
Council Acknowledgement of Hanson Request for Party Status, 07/06/20
Council Decision on Hanson Request for Party Status, 07/17/20
Council Acknowledgement of Proponents for Responsible Emplacement of Stonington Solar Status Request, 07/31/20
Council Decision on Hanson's Motion for a Public Hearing, 08/14/20
Council Decision on PRESS Request for Party and CEPA Intervenor Status, 08/14/20
Completeness Review Memorandum, 08/27/20
Council Decision on Hanson's Request for Additional CEPA Status, 08/28/20
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set Two, 09/15/20

CGS §16-50k CORE FOREST AND PRIME FARMLAND DETERMINATIONS
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection C.G.S. §16-50k No Material Impact to Core Forest Determination Letter, 04/27/20
Department of Agriculture C.G.S. §16-50k No Material Impact to Prime Farmland Determination Letter, 06/02/20


STATE AGENCY COMMENTS


MUNICIPAL COMMENTS
Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission Comments, 07/02/20

HEARING INFORMATION
Pre-Hearing Conference Memorandum via Teleconference, 09/02/20
Remote Hearing Procedures Memorandum, 09/10/20
October 1, 2020 Hearing Documents, 8/31/20
1.  Instructions for Public Access to Remote Public Hearing
2.  Public Hearing Notice
3.  Hearing Program
4.  Citizens Guide to Siting Council Procedures; and
5.  Proposed Facility Site Plan 
October 1, 2020 Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording (Passcode:  LkQR5$W= )
Council Memorandum Regarding Ruling on Motion and the Continuation of the Evidentiary Hearing Session, 10/02/20
1.  Instructions for Access to the October 20, 2020 Continued Evidentiary Hearing Session
2.  October 20, 2020 Hearing Program 
October 20, 2020 Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording  (Passcode: 6&q=?z5L )
Council Memorandum Regarding Continuation of the Evidentiary Hearing Session, 10/21/20
1.  Instructions for Access to the November 10, 2020 Continued Evidentiary Hearing Session
2.  November 10, 2020 Hearing Program 
November 10, 2020 Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording (Passcode:  ZeSp4JJ  )

SCHEDULE
Schedule, 06/05/20
Revised Schedule, 06/30/20
Revised Schedule, 07/22/20
Revised Schedule, 08/27/20
Revised Schedule, 10/02/20
Revised Schedule, 11/18/20



SERVICE LIST
Service List, 06/05/20
Service List, 7/17/20
Service List, 08/13/20
Service List, 08/27/20

HEARING PROGRAMS
October 1, 2020 Hearing Program
October 20, 2020 Hearing Program
November 10, 2020 Hearing Program 

 

TRANSCRIPTS
Hearing Transcript 2 p.m., 10/01/20
Public Session Transcript  6:30 p.m., 10/01/20
Council Transcript Receipt Memorandum, 10/19/20
Hearing Transcript 2 p.m., 10/20/20
Council Transcript Receipt Memorandum, 10/26/20
Continued Evidentiary Hearing Transcript, 11/10/20
Council Transcript Receipt Memorandum, 11/18/20

Petitioner - Greenskies Clean Energy, LLC (Greenskies)
Greenskies Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set One, 07/23/20    Cover Letter  
Exhibit A - Correct Electrical Layout/Site Plan for West Array
Exhibit B - Stonington Recommended Road Classifications
Exhibit C - Abutter Well Locations
Exhibit D - Photologs - East 
Exhibit D - Photologs - West
Exhibit E - CT DEEP Dam Safety Determination
Exhibit F - Proposed Cement Truck Washout Station
Greenskies Responses to Hanson Interrogatories, Set One, 08/20/20  Cover Letter
Exhibit A - Module Information
Exhibit B - SGS Test Report
Exhibit C - Plant Material Board
Exhibit D - McComiskey Correspondence
Exhibit E - Response to Town
Sign Posting Affidavit of Michael R. Gagnon, dated September 15, 2020
Petitioner Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set Two, dated September 24, 2020
Petitioner Responses to Douglas Hanson Interrogatories, Set Two, dated September 24, 2020
Petitioner Responses to Proponents for Responsible Emplacement of Stonington Solar, dated September 24, 2020
Petitioner Pre-filed Testimony of Gina L. Wolfman, dated September 24, 2020
Petitioner Pre-filed Testimony of Megan B. Raymond, dated September 24, 2020
Petitioner Pre-filed Testimony of Michael R. Gagnon, dated September 24, 2020
Petitioner Pre-filed Testimony of Michael R. Gagnon Exhibit A - Visual Simulations
Petitioner Pre-filed Testimony of Michael R. Gagnon Exhibit B - Noise Study
Petitioner Late-Filed Exhibits and Clarifications, 10/13/20  Cover Letter
Attachment 1 - NRCS Hydrologic Soil Group Map - East and West Side
Attachment 2 - Sediment Storage Analysis
Attachment 3 - Revised Permit Drawings
Attachment 4 - Equipment Pad Calculations
Attachment 5 - TCLP Report
Attachment 6 - Canadian Solar Letter to Gina L. Wolfman, dated August 6, 2020

Correspondence
Greenskies Interrogatory to PRESS and Mr. Hanson Cover Letter, 09/17/20
Greenskies Interrogatories to PRESS, 09/17/20
Greenskies Interrogatories to Mr. Hanson, 0917/20
Greenskies Supplemental Interrogatories to Mr. Hanson, 09/17/20 
Greenskies Witness List, 09/24/20
Greenskies Request for Administrative Notice, 10/09/20

Motions and Objections
Greenskies Request for Administrative Notice and Motion to Strike Supplemental Pre-filed Testimony of Steven D. Trinkaus, 09/30/20

Post-Hearing Brief
Greenskies Post-Hearing Brief, 12/10/20

Party and CEPA Intervenor - Douglas Hanson

Hanson Request for Party Status, 07/02/20
Hanson Request to Either Modify or Confirm Party Status to Include Notice of CEPA Intervention, 08/17/20
Hanson Responses to Greenskies Interrogatories, 09/24/20
Hanson Responses to Supplemental Greenskies Interrogatories, 09/24/20
Hanson Pre-filed Testimony, 09/24/20
Hanson Pre-filed Testimony from Witness David F. Tusia, Sr., 09/24/20
Hanson Supplemental Exhibits, 10/20/20
Reference Photograph
Deck View Photograph
Deck View QuickTime Movie View
Downstairs Window View Photograph
Downstairs Window View QuickTime Movie
Upstairs Window View Photograph
Upstairs Window View QuickTime Movie


Correspondence
Hanson Interrogatories to Greenskies Clean Energy, LLC, 08/06/20
Hanson Interrogatories to Greenskies Clean Energy, LLC, 09/17/20
Hanson Witness and Exhibit List, 09/24/20

Motions and Objections
Hanson Motion for Hearing, 07/27/20

Post-Hearing Brief
Hanson Post-Hearing Brief, 12/10/20
Hanson Comments of Council's Draft Findings of Fact, 02/05/21

Party and CEPA Intervenor - Proponents for Responsible Emplacement of Stonington Solar (PRESS)

PRESS Request for Party Status and Notice of CEPA Intervention and Request for Public Hearing, 07/31/20
PRESS Responses to Greenskies Interrogatories, Set One, 09/24/20
PRESS Pre-filed Testimony of Mary Ann Canning McComiskey, 09/24/20
PRESS Pre-filed Testimony of Mary Ann Canning McComiskey Exhibit A
PRESS Pre-filed Testimony of Rhandi Lee, 09/24/20
a)  Rhandi Lee Correspondence to the Council, 6/29/20
b)  Rhandi Lee Map of Wells near Elmridge, 07/22/20
PRESS Pre-filed Testimony of Steven Trinkaus, 09/24/20
PRESS Supplemental Pre-filed Testimony of Steven Trinkaus, 09/29/20

Correspondence
PRESS Interrogatories to Greenskies Clean Energy, LLC, 09/17/20
PRESS Witness and Exhibit List, 09/24/20
PRESS Administrative Notice List, 09/24/20
PRESS Change in Corporate Status, 09/24/20
PRESS Supplemental Administrative Notice Request, 09/30/20
PRESS Rhandi Lee Sign Posting Question and Council Response, 10/08/20

Motions and Objections
PRESS Objection to Greenskies Motion to Strike, 10/01/20

Post-Hearing Brief
PRESS Post-Hearing Brief, 12/10/20
PRESS Comments on Council's Draft Findings of Fact, 02/05/21

 

COUNCIL'S DRAFT FINDINGS OF FACT
Council's Draft Findings of Fact, 02/01/21

FINAL DECISION
Council's Decision Package, 02/17/21