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PETITION NO. 1443  - SR North Stonington, 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 9.9-megawatt AC solar photovoltaic electric generating facility on five parcels located north and south of Providence New London Turnpike (State Route 184), west of Boombridge Road and north of Interstate 95 in North Stonington, Connecticut, and associated electrical interconnection.

PETITION (recd. 02/25/21)
Cover Letter
Narrative
Exhibit A - Preliminary Site Layout Plan
Exhibit B - Aquifer Protection and Groundwater Quality Maps
Exhibit C - Farmland Soils Map
Exhibit D - Decommissioning Plan
Exhibit E - Abutting Property Owner's Post Card Mailer
Exhibit F - Core Forest Maps
Exhibit G - Abutters Notice of Intent, Certificate of Service, and Certificates of Mailing
Exhibit H - Officials Notice of Intent, Certificate of Service, and Certificates of Mailing
Exhibit I - Map of Abutting Property Owners
Exhibit J - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Exhibit K - Envirotemp FR3 Fluid SDS
Exhibit L - Tree Analysis
Exhibit M - Integrated Vegetation Management Plan
Exhibit N - Noise Impact Assessment
Exhibit O - FAA Notice Criteria Tool
Exhibit P - Archaeological Sensitivity Assessment
Exhibit Q - June 11, 2019 Correspondence to SHPO
Exhibit R - SHPO Concurrence Letter (July 2019)
Exhibit S - Phase I Reconnaissance Archeological Survey (RAS)
Exhibit T - Submittal of Phase I RAS to SHPO
Exhibit U - Wetlands and Habitat Report  Part I    Part II  Part III
Exhibit V - Stormwater Pollution Control Plan
Exhibit W - Request for NDDB State Listed Species Review (2020)
Exhibit X - SHPO Concurrence Letter (Dec. 2020)
Exhibit Y - Quantitative and Qualitative Visual Impacts
Exhibit Z - Preliminary Drainage Report

 

PROCEDURAL CORRESPONDENCE
Council Letter to the Town of North Stonington, 03/01/21
Council State Agencies Memorandum, 03/01/21
Council Decision on Town of North Stonington's Request for Hearing, 04/09/21
Council Completeness Review, 04/22/21
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, 05/10/21
Council Acknowledgement of Town of  North Stonington's Request for Status, 05/13/21
Council Decision on Town of North Stonington's Request for Status, 06/03/21

 

CGS §16-50k CORE FOREST AND PRIME FARMLAND DETERMINATIONS

 

STATE AGENCY COMMENTS
Department of Transportation Comments, 03/29/21
Council on Environmental Quality Comments, 03/25/21
Department of Agriculture Comments, 04/06/21

 

MUNICIPAL COMMENTS

HEARING INFORMATION
June 8, 2021 Hearing Documents, 04/23/21
1.  Instruction of Public Access to Remote Public Hearing
2.  Hearing Notice
3.  Hearing Program 
4.  Citizens Guide to Siting Council Procedures; and
5.  Proposed Facility Site Plan 
Remote Pre-Hearing Tele-Conference Memorandum, 04/29/21
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 06/08/21 ( Passcode:  83n^Hi7s   )
Council Evidentiary Hearing Continuation Memorandum, 06/09/21
1.  Instructions for Access to Remote Continued Evidentiary Hearing
2.  Hearing Program  
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 07/08/21 ( Passcode:  ==1QiE%C  )

 SCHEDULE
Schedule, 02/26/21
Schedule, 04/22/21
Schedule, 05/10/21
Schedule, 06/09/21
Schedule, 07/30/21

 

SERVICE LIST
Service List, 02/26/21
Service List, 06/03/21

HEARING PROGRAM
Hearing Program, 06/08/21
Hearing Program, 07/08/21

TRANSCRIPTS
Hearing Transcript 2 p.m., 06/08/21
Public Session Transcript 6:30 p.m., 06/08/21
Council Transcript Memorandum, 06/14/21
Continued Evidentiary Hearing Transcript 2 p.m., 07/08/21
Council Transcript Memorandum, 07/22/21

PETITIONER - SR North Stonington, LLC

Exhibits
Petitioner's Responses to Council Interrogatories, 06/01/21
Attachment 1 -   Preliminary Site Layout Plan
Attachment 2 -   Revised Map
Attachment 3 -   Overall Civil Plan of Redesigned Project
Attachment 4 -   Stormwater Control Plan and Revised Site Civil Design (bulk)
Attachment 5 -   Preliminary Drainage Report (bulk)
Attachment 6 -   Map Identifying Project Property Lines and Abutters Closest to Projects Limit of Disturbance
Attachment 7 -   Detailed Core Forest Map
Attachment 8 -   PURA Approval of the Two Additional Parcels
Attachment 9 -   Notice Criteria Tool
Attachment 10 -  Carbon Debt Analysis
Attachment 11 -  Private Well Information
Attachment 12 -  Well Information Table
Attachment 13 -  Draft Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan 
Attachment 14 -  Photographs Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8
Attachment 15 -  Geotechnical Study
Attachment 16 -  Post-Construction Operations and Maintenance Plan
Attachment 17 -  Solar Module Specification Sheet
Attachment 18 -   Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure Report
Petitioner's Sign Posting Affidavit of May 27, 2021, received 06/01/21
Resume of Peter Candelarie, P.E., Chief Development Officer - Silicon Ranch
Resume of Ali Weaver, Director, Project Development - Silicon Ranch
Resume of Dean Gustafson, Manager, Natural Resources - All-Points Technology Corporation, P.C.
Resume of Dennis Quinn, Owner - Quinn Ecological LLC
Resume of Matt Brawley, Senior Civil Engineer - HDR
Resume of Vincent Ginter, Acoustic Engineer, M. Sc. - Urban Solution Group
Petitioner's Responses to the Town of North Stonington Interrogatories, 07/01/21
Petitioner's Late-Filed Exhibits, 07/01/21
Attachment 1 - Map Identifying Project Property Lines and Abutters Closest to Project
Attachment 2 - Sheep Grazing Photos
Attachment 3 - Vegetative Management Standard Operating Procedures
Attachment 4 -  Preliminary Layout Site Plan
Attachment 5 - Overall Site Plan
Attachment 6 - Stormwater Pollution Control Plan
Attachment 7 - Drainage Assessment
Attachment 8 - Comparison Map - June 1st vs. July 1st
Attachment 9 - Comparison Map - Original vs. July 1st
Attachment 10 - Fuel Containment Specification Data Sheet
Attachment 11 - Miller Brothers Services Capabilities
Attachment 12 - Updated Spill Prevention Plan
Attachment 13 - Safety Data Letter
Attachment 14 - Emergency Action Plan

 

Correspondence
Petitioner's List of Witnesses and Exhibits, 06/01/21 

Post Hearing Brief and Draft Findings of Fact 
Petitioner's Proposed Findings of Fact, 08/09/21
Petitioner's Post Hearing Brief, 08/09/21

PARTY - Town of North Stonington

Exhibits 
Town of North Stonington Request for Party Status, 05/12/21
Town of North Stonington Request to Extend Public Comment Period and Request for a Hearing, 03/2021
Town of North Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission and Inland Wetland Commission Chairman Comments, 03/25/21
Town of North Stonington Board of Selectman Comments, 03/26/21
Town of North Stonington Additional Planning and Zoning Commission and Inland Wetland Commission Comments, 04/26/21
Town of North Stonington Exhibits and Witness List, 06/07/21

Correspondence
Town of North Stonington Interrogatories, 06/24/21

 

COUNCIL'S DRAFT FINDINGS OF FACT
Council's Draft Findings of Fact, 08/26/21
Petitioner's Comments on Draft Findings of Fact, 09/02/21

 

DECISION
Council Decision Package, 09/14/21