All customer facing DEEP services have returned to normal business operations. For detailed information on what this means, visit our “New Normal” website: DEEP New Normal Information

LANXESS Corporation and Borough of Naugatuck

Notice of Tentative Determination for Stewardship Permit

Former Uniroyal Chemical Facility
Lanxess Corporation and Borough of Naugatuck
Naugatuck 
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to issue two Stewardship Permits for the former Uniroyal Chemical Facility, one to LANXESS Corporation for 12 Spencer Street and one to LANXESS Corporation and the Borough of Naugatuck for 280 Elm Street, Naugatuck, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Sections 22a-6h, and 22a-449(c) and Section 22a-449(c)-110 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA).  Upon issuance of the permits, the facility’s interim status will be terminated and cleanup obligations will be imposed.  
 
The Stewardship Permit authorizes the completion of corrective actions including environmental investigation and remediation as needed. As applicable, long-term environmental maintenance and monitoring must be conducted to ensure completed corrective actions remain effective into the future. The proposed activity is not expected to adversely affect any natural resources or human health.
 
A VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING will be held as follows:
Date: November 9, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom, registration required, see below
 
Applicants’ Name / Address:
LANXESS Corporation 111 RIDC Park West Drive  Pittsburgh, PA  15275 Borough of Naugatuck 229 Church Street Naugatuck, CT 06770
 
Applicants’ Contact Person:
Ramin Ansari 765-427-3535 ramin.ansari@lanxess.com Pete Hess, Mayor 203-720-7000 nwhess@naugatuck-ct.gov

Virtual Public Hearing

DEEP will host a Virtual Public Hearing regarding these draft permits on November 9, 2021, starting at 6:00, and ending within one (1) hour if all questions are addressed. During the hearing the public will have an opportunity to make comments and ask questions. 

Register in advance for this Virtual Public Hearing: 
https://ctdeep.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlc-6urz8jHtUP8fQpcXtsH4Ej2CxmkrO7.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
 
How to Review the Draft Permit:
This draft permit and fact sheet may be accessed:
When open, at the Public Records Center at DEEP Headquarters; or 
Contacting Sheila Gleason by email at sheila.gleason@ct.gov or by phone at (860) 424-3767:
 
Requests for Public Comment:
The Commissioner will not make a final decision regarding this proposed permit until the public comment period has closed and all received comments have been evaluated and addressed.
All interested persons are invited to express their views on the tentative determination concerning this draft permit. Verbal comments provided during the Public Hearing will also be considered. 
 
Written comments on the draft permit must be submitted no later November 22, 2021. Written comments should be directed to: 
 
Sheila Gleason, Environmental Analyst
or if email is not possible, by US Postal Service mail to: 
Sheila Gleason, Environmental Analyst, Remediation Division
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, 2nd Floor
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford CT 06106-5127
 
The State of Connecticut has authorization to administer the RCRA hazardous waste program in lieu of the federal government. Therefore, hazardous waste facilities in Connecticut, including those that have stopped operations and are undergoing environmental cleanup, are subject to and must comply with all applicable requirements found in Sections 22a-449(c)-100 through 119 and 22a-449(c)-11 of RCSA and Section 22a-449(c) of the CGS.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact sheila.gleason@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 DEEP Office of Diversity and Equity at (860) 418-5910 or via email at deep.accommodations@ct.gov. In 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.
 
  
Jan Michael Czeczotka, Director 
Remediation Division Bureau of Water Planning and Land Reuse 
 
Published in the Waterbury Republican-American on October 8, 2021

Draft Permit (PDF)
Draft Permit (PDF)
Draft Fact Sheet (PDF)
Draft Figure (PDF)