Connecticut Department of Transportation, East Haven and New Haven

Notice of Hearing

Applicant: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Application No. 202203416-SDFTWQ
City: East Haven & New Haven
The Commissioner of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) hereby gives notice of a public hearing concerning an application by the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) for the authorization of a Structures, Dredging and Fill and Tidal Wetlands Permit, Section 401 Water Quality Certification, CGS §§ 22a-32, 22a-361 (b) (A).  This hearing will not consider the application for a Section 401 Water Classification Certification, as there is no statutory provision for a hearing on that decision. 

On July 28, 2022, the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) gave notice that a tentative determination had been reached to approve the following application submitted under Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act, as amended, for a Water Quality Certificate and Sections 22a-32 and 22a-361 of the Connecticut General Statutes (“CGS”) for a permit to conduct work waterward of the coastal jurisdiction line in tidal, coastal or navigable waters of the state and in tidal wetlands.  The proposed activity includes the rehabilitation of DOT Bridge No. 02166.  The proposed activities will affect aquatic and coastal resources of Morris Creek.


Applicant’s Name and Address:  Connecticut Department of Transportation, c/o Kevin Carifa, Transportation Assistant Planning Director, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06131

Contact:  David Cicia, Consultant, BL Companies, 100 Constitution Plaza, 10th Floor, Hartford, CT, 06103, dcicia@blcompanies.com, 860-760-1930.

Site Location:  Connecticut Route 337 over Morris Creek, East Haven & New Haven.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION, DATE AND TIME

The public hearing will be held using the Zoom virtual meeting platform on October 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM.  Written public comments should be submitted to the hearing officer at janice.deshais@ct.gov and will be accepted until the close of business on October 25, 2022.  This hearing to receive public comments will consist of informational presentations by the parties and collection of public comments on the record.  To register for the public hearing session on Zoom, go to:

https://ctdeep.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlc-GtqD0tH9VTRmmTVII4zu7ShZHBwjT3l

This link is also available on the Department’s calendar, which is also a source of up-to-date information: www.ct.gov/deep/calendar.  Members of the public should also refer to the DEEP Calendar of Events for the official schedule in this matter, including cancellations, or other schedule alterations.  If members of the public need assistance or have questions regarding accessing the Zoom meeting information, they may contact the Hearing Officer at janice.deshais@ct.gov.

Interested persons may obtain an electronic copy of the application and other relevant documents or may obtain more information by contacting Colin Clark of the Land & Water Resources Division at colin.clark@ct.gov.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the DEEP office located at 79 Elm Street, Hartford is closed to the public until further notice.

Published in The New Haven on September 16, 2022

ADA PUBLICATION STATEMENT

DEEP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Please contact colin.clark@ct.gov if you are seeking a communication aid or service, have limited proficiency in English, or require some other accommodation.  If you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint, you may submit your complaint to the DEEP Office of Diversity and Equity at 860-418-5910 or deep.accommodations@ct.govIn order to facilitate efforts to provide an accommodation, please request all accommodations as soon as possible following notice of any agency hearing, meeting, program or event.

Draft Permit and Plans

Response to Comments