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Connecticut Department of Housing, Stonington

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve An Exemption to Connecticut General Statutes Section 25-68d(b) (Flood Management) And Intent to Waive Public Hearing

Applicant(s): CT Department of Housing 

Application No.: 202108829-FME
City/Town: Stonington


The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application. The Commissioner also intends to waive the requirement for public hearing provided that a hearing may be held on this application if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby.  The Commissioner shall also hold a hearing on receipt of a petition signed by twenty-five or more persons.

Application Number:  202108829-FME Applicant’s Name and Address: CT Department of Housing, 505 Hudson Street


Contact Name and Phone No.:  Michele Helou 860-270-8054

Type of Permit: Flood Management Exemption

Relevant statute(s)/Regulation:  Section 25-68d of the Connecticut General Statutes,

Exemption From:  Section 25-68d(b)4 of the Connecticut General Statutes

Project Description:  Construction of 82 residential unit buildings

Project Location:  27 West Broad Street & 15 Coggswell Street

Water(s):  Pawcatuck River

COMMISSIONER’S FINDINGS/REGULATORY CONDITIONS

The proposed activity will affect the 100-year floodplain of the Pawcatuck River.

According to CGS Section 25-68d(d), the Commissioner, after public notice of the application for exemption and an opportunity for a public hearing in accordance with the provisions of this Section, may approve such exemption if it is determined that the agency has shown that the activity or critical activity is in the public interest, will not injure persons or damage property in the area of such activity, complies with the provisions of the National Flood Insurance Program, and, in the case of a loan or grant, the recipient of the loan or grant has been informed that increased flood insurance premiums may result from the activity or critical activity.  The agency has determined that the proposed activity meets these requirements and recommends issuance by the Commissioner of an approval of exemption for this project.

INFORMATION REQUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT

This application has been assigned No. 202108829-FME; please use this number when corresponding with DEEP regarding this application.  Interested persons may obtain a copy of the application from the above contacts or by sending a request for an electronic copy to DEEP at brooke.gondek@ct.gov. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the DEEP office located at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, is closed to the public until further notice. All interested parties are invited to express their views on the tentative determination concerning this application.  Comments regarding this application may be submitted via electronic mail to brooke.gondek@ct.gov no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice.

PETITIONS FOR HEARING

Petitions for a hearing shall be submitted within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this public notice and should include the application number(s) noted above and also identify a contact person to receive notifications.  Petitions should also identify a person who is authorized to engage in discussions regarding the application and, if resolution is reached, withdraw the petition.  In order to facilitate the filing of requests for hearing during the COVID-19 emergency and consistent with the DEEP’s Temporary Directive, the Office of Adjudications will accept electronically-filed petitions in addition to petitions submitted by mail.  Petitions with required signatures may be filed by email to deep.adjudications@ct.gov or mailed to the DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106.  Within thirty (30) days of their filing, original petitions that were filed electronically must also be mailed to the Office at the above-noted address. If the original petition exists only in electronic format or signatures were produced using a computer or typewriter, the petition must be submitted with a statement bearing the wet-ink signature of the petitioner that the petition is only available in that format and has been submitted to satisfy the requirement that an original petition be filed.  If a hearing is held, timely notice of such hearing will be published in a newspaper of general circulation and posted on the DEEP website at www.ct.gov/deep.  Additional information can be found at www.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.

Published in the Day on November 19, 2021

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