PETITION NO. 1589USS Somers Solar, 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 located at 360 Somers Road, Ellington, Connecticut, and associated electrical interconnection.

 

PETITION (recd. 08/23/23)
Petition Filing, 08/23/23
Appendices
Appendix A - Governmental and Public Outreach
Appendix B - Environmental Assessment, including Project Plans
Appendix C - Stormwater Management Report

 

PROCEDURAL CORRESPONDENCE
Council Letter to Town of Ellington, 08/24/23
Council State Agency Comment Memorandum, 08/24/23
Mickelson Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/08/23
Connecticut Parachutists Inc. Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/21/23
Mitchell Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/21/23
Gerstein Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/21/23
Gonzalez Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/21/23
Duignan Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/21/23
Lee Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/22/23
Gastineau Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/22/23
Burch Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/22/23
O'Donnell Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/22/23
Boucher Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/22/23
Farley Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/22/23
United States Parachute Association Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/22/23
Drouin Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/22/23
Krasinski Request for Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 09/25/23
Council Decision on Requests for Public Hearing, 10/13/23
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set One, 10/20/23
Council Completeness Review, 11/09/23
Council Decision on Motion for Protective Order, 12/05/23

 

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, 05/05/22
Department of Agriculture C.G.S. §16-50k No Material Impact to Prime Farmland Determination Letter, 03/06/23
Department of Agriculture C.G.S. §16-50k Revised No Material Impact to Prime Farmland Determination Letter, 08/02/23

 

STATE AGENCY COMMENTS
Council on Environmental Quality Request for Extension of Time to Submit Comments and Council Extension Approval, 09/01/23
Council Environmental Quality Comments, 09/28/23

 

MUNICIPAL COMMENTS
Town of Ellington Planning and Zoning Commission Request for Public Hearing, 09/18/23
Town of Ellington Request for Public Hearing, 09/18/23

 

HEARING INFORMATION
December 5, 2023 Hearing Documents, 11/09/23
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 Hearing Procedures and Pre-Hearing Conference Memorandum, 11/09/23
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 12/05/23 (Passcode: 7=ey?5+qbQ)

 

SCHEDULE
Schedule, 08/24/23
Schedule, 09/01/23
Schedule, 10/20/23
Schedule, 11/09/23

 

SERVICE LIST
Service List, 08/24/23
Revised Service List, 01/23/24

 

HEARING PROGRAM
Hearing Program, 12/05/23

 

TRANSCRIPTS
Hearing Transcript 2 p.m., 12/05/23
Public Session Transcript 6:30 p.m., 12/05/23
Council Transcript Memorandum, 12/14/23

 

PETITIONER - USS Somers Solar, LLC
Exhibits
Petitioner's Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set One, 11/09/23
Attachments Exhibit A-K
Petitioner's Sign Posting Affidavit, 11/28/23
Petitioner's Pre-Filed Testimony of Larry Durocher, 11/28/23
Petitioner's Supplemental Response to Council Interrogatory No. 70, 12/04/23
Signed Protective Order - Response to Council Interrogatory No. 5 Cost Information, 12/05/23

 

Procedural Correspondence
Petitioner's Pre-hearing Submission, 11/28/23

 

Motions/Objections
Petitioner's Motion for Protective Order - Response to Council Interrogatory No. 5, 11/09/23

 

Post-Hearing Brief
Petitioner's Post-Hearing Brief, 01/03/24

 

Council's Draft Findings of Fact
Council's Draft Findings of Fact Memorandum, 01/18/24

 

DECISION
Council Decision, 02/05/24


PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION
USS Somers Solar, LLC Petition for Reconsideration, 02/16/24
Council Memorandum Regarding USS Somers Solar Petition for Reconsideration, 02/21/24