Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Middletown

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for Dam Safety Permit and Intent to Waive Public Hearing

Applicant(s): Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Application No: DS-20180428
City/Town: Middletown
Dam Name & DEEP ID No: Connecticut Valley Hospital, Reservoir #1 Dam, ID #8321, BB (Moderate) Hazard 

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 pursuant to Section 22a-403 of the Connecticut General Statutes for a dam safety permit.

The Commissioner also gives notice that a hearing may be held on this dam safety permit if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby or shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition as described below.

Application No.: DS-201810428

Applicant’s Name and Address: Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services; Connecticut Valley Hospital Water Treatment Plant, P.O. Box 351, Middletown, CT

Contact Name/Phone No/Email: Joseph S. Mrozowski,     

Type of Permit: New Permit Dam Safety

Project Description: Remove a dam

Project Location: Connecticut Valley Hospital, Reservoir #1 Dam is located at Reservoir Road in the City of Middletown

Water(s): Reservoir Brook

The proposed activities include the following: remove the dam embankment and re-establish the stream channel through the reservoir bed and connect to the existing channel downstream of the dam. 

This application has been assigned No. 201810428; please use this number when corresponding with DEEP regarding this application. Interested persons may obtain copies of the application from the applicant at the above address, through appointments only. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documentation can be provided to interested persons via email. Any such requests for electronic documents may be directed to Anna Laskin of the Dam Safety Program at 860-424-3522 or; or Ivonne Hall of the Dam Safety Program at 860-424-3754 or
Before making a final decision on this application, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons.  Written comments on the application should be directed to one of the staff persons indicated above no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice. Written comments may also be submitted in paper form to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection located at 79 Elm Street, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse Hartford, CT.  In this submittal, please identify the names of the staff persons assigned to the application, the permit application number and your phone number and/or email address to facilitate responses to your comments.  You may contact one of the staff persons identified in this notice with any questions you may have. 

The Commissioner may conduct a public hearing if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby or shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition signed by at least twenty-five persons.  Petitions for a hearing shall be submitted within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this public notice, should include the application number noted above, and also identify a contact person to receive notifications.  Petitions may also identify a person who is authorized to engage in discussions regarding the application and, if resolution is reached, withdraw the petition.  

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 the Office of Adjudications at or mailed to the DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106.  Within thirty (30) days, original petitions that were filed electronically must be also mailed to the Office of Adjudications 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. Additional information can be found at

All petitions must be received within the comment period noted above. 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

/s/Graham J. Stevens
Graham J. Stevens
Bureau Chief
Water Protection and Land Reuse      


Published in The Middletown Press on September 12, 2022.

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