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PETITION NO. 1425 – Gaylord Mountain Solar Project 2019, 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 1.9-megawatt AC solar photovoltaic electric generating facility located at 360 Gaylord Mountain Road in Hamden, Connecticut, and associated electrical interconnection.

PETITION (recd. 8/7/20)
Petition
Exhibit H - Environmental Site Assessment/Site Plans

PROCEDURAL CORRESPONDENCE
Council Letter to Town of Hamden, 08/10/20
Council Letter to Town of Bethany, 08/10/20
Council State Agencies Memorandum, 08/10/20
Council Memorandum to Service List and Acknowledgement of State Representative Josh Elliott's Comments, 08/21/20
Council Decision on Town of Hamden's Request for Extension of Time to Comment, 08/21/20
Council Acknowledgement of Town of Hamden Inland Wetlands Commission Comment, 09/02/20
Council Decision on Town of Hamden Request for Public Hearing and Site Visit, 09/11/20
Council Acknowledgement of Town of Hamden Planning and Zoning Department Comments, 09/16/20
Council Acknowledgement of RWA Motion to Intervene, 09/23/20
Council Completeness Review, 09/24/20
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set One 09/29/20
Council Response to Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Request for Extension of Time to Comment, 10/01/20
Council Decision on South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority Request for Status, 10/08/20
Council Acknowledgement of O'Sullivan Request for Intervenor Status, 12/07/20
Council Decision on O'Sullivan Request for Intervenor Status, 12/16/20

STATE AGENCY COMMENTS
Department of Public Health Comments, 09/08/20
Department of Transportation Comments, 09/17/20
Council on Environmental Quality Comments, 09/18/20
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Comments, 11/12/20

 

MUNICIPAL COMMENTS
Town of Hamden Request to Extend Public Comment Period and Request for Public Hearing and Site Visit
Town of Hamden Inland Wetlands Commission Comments, 08/28/20
Town of Hamden Planning and Zoning Department Comments, 09/09/20
Town of Hamden Tree Commission Comments, 10/02/20

PUBLIC OFFICIAL COMMENTS
State Representative Josh Elliott Comments, 08/20/20
State Senator Martin M. Looney and State Representative Josh Elliot Comments, 12/16/20

HEARING INFORMATION
Pre-Hearing Teleconference Memorandum, 10/01/20
Remote Hearing Procedures Memorandum, 10/08/20
November 17, 2020 Hearing Documents, 09/29/20
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
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 11/17/20 (Passcode:  j8#W**Ek )
Council Evidentiary Hearing Continuation Memorandum, 11/18/20
1.  Instruction for Access to Remote Continued Evidentiary Hearing
2.  December 15, 2020 Hearing Program
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 12/15/20 (Passcode: 4+Mm3y%t   )
Council Evidentiary Hearing Continuation Memorandum, 12/17/20
1.  Instruction for Access to Remote Continued Evidentiary Hearing
2.  January 7, 2021 Hearing Program 
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 01/07/21 (Passcode: $YnS+L3a )

  
SCHEDULE
Schedule, 08/07/20
Revised Schedule, 08/21/20
Revised Schedule, 09/24/20
Revised Schedule, 10/14/20
Revised Schedule, 12/16/20

SERVICE LIST
Service List, 08/10/20
Service List, 10/08/20
Service List, 12/15/20
Service List, 02/09/21

HEARING PROGRAMS
November 17, 2020 Hearing Program
December 15, 2020 Hearing Program
January 7, 2021 Hearing Program

 

TRANSCRIPTS
Hearing Transcript, 2 p.m., 11/17/20
Public Session Transcript 6:30 p.m., 11/17/20
Hearing Transcript Memorandum, 12/07/20
Continued Evidentiary Hearing Transcript, 12/15/20
Hearing Transcript Memorandum, 01/07/21
Continued Evidentiary Hearing Transcript, 01/07/21
Hearing Transcript Memorandum, 01/11/21

 

PETITIONER - Gaylord Mountain Solar Project 2019, LLC
Petitioner Response to Interrogatories, Set One, 10/20/20
Petitioner Sign Posting Affidavit, 11/03/20
Petitioner Pre-Filed Testimony of John Bamman, 11/10/20
Petitioner Pre-Filed Testimony of Bradley J. Parsons, P.E., 11/10/20
Petitioner Resume of Amol Kapur, Senior Sales Manager, DSD Renewables LLC
Petitioner Resume of Jenny R. Nicolas, Development Project Manager, DSD Renewable LLC
Petitioner Resume of Matthew S. Gabor, P.E., Senior Project Engineer, DSD Renewable LLC
Stormwater Management Report, received 11/17/20
Petitioner Late-Filed Exhibits, 12/08/20
Petitioner Late-Filed Exhibits, 12/30/20
Petitioner Supplemental Late-Filed Exhibit, 01/05/21

Correspondence
Petitioner List of Witnesses and Exhibits, 11/10/20
Petitioner Supplemental Re-Hearing Submission, 11/12/20
Petitioner Service List Change Request, 2/09/21

Post-Hearing Brief and Draft Findings of Fact
Petitioner's Post-Hearing Brief, 02/08/21
Petitioner's Comments on Council's Draft Findings of Fact, 03/18/21

INTERVENOR - South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA)
RWA Motion to Intervene, 09/21/20
RWA Pre-filed Testimony of John Hudak, 11/09/20

Correspondence
RWA Correspondence - RWA will not Conduct Cross at January 7, 2021 Hearing/No Objection to Petitioner Late-Filed Exhibits, 01/06/21

INTERVENOR - Shawn O'Sullivan
Shawn O'Sullivan Request for Intervenor Status, 12/04/20
O'Sullivan Pre-filed Testimony of Sigrun N. Gadwa, received 12/04/20
O'Sullivan Pre-filed Testimony, 11/20/20
O'Sullivan Pre-Filed Exhibits, 12/15/20:
1. Excerpts from the September 10, 2020 Draft Report for Public Comment by the Forests Sub-Group of the Working and Natural Lands Working Group, Governor's Council on Climate Change;
2. Aerial Video, Gaylord Mountain Road; and
3. Driveway Drainage Video, 5 Hunting Ridge
O'Sullivan Video - Water Runoff at 360 Gaylord Mountain Road

 

Correspondence
O'Sullivan Procedural E-Mail Correspondence, 10/13/20
O'Sullivan Procedural E-Mail Correspondence, 11/13-16/20
O'Sullivan E-mail Correspondence Regarding Cross-Examination, 12/14/20
O'Sullivan Procedural E-Mail Correspondence, 12/15/20
O'Sullivan Witness E-Mail Procedural Correspondence, 12/15/20
Council Correspondence Regarding Sigrun N. Gadwa Public Comment Submission, 02/08/21

Post Hearing Brief and Draft Findings of Fact
O'Sullivan Post-Hearing Brief, recd. 02/05/21

 

COUNCIL'S DRAFT FINDINGS OF FACT
Council's Draft Findings of Fact, 03/11/21

 

DECISION
Council Decision Package (denial), 03/29/21