Mohawk Northeast, Inc., Groton

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve Structures, Dredging & Fill
Section 401 Water Quality Certificate

Applicant: Mohawk Northeast Inc.
Application No. 202106680-SDFWQC
City/Town:  Groton

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application submitted under Section 22a-361 of the Connecticut General Statutes (“CGS”) and under Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act, as amended, for a Water Quality Certificate for a permit to conduct work waterward of the coastal jurisdiction line in tidal, coastal or navigable waters of the state for marine commercial and marine industrial use.

The Commissioner also gives notice that a hearing may be held on this application if a written request via electronic mail as specified below is received from the applicant, or if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby. The Commissioner shall also hold a hearing pursuant to CGS Section 22a-361(b) on receipt of a petition signed by twenty-five or more persons.

Applicant’s Name and Address: Mohawk Northeast Inc., 86 Fairview Ave., Groton, CT 06340

Contact: Keith B. Neilson, Docko Inc.

Site Location: 86 Fairview Ave., Groton, CT 06640

PROPOSED ACTIVITY

The proposed activity includes new and maintenance dredging using clamshell buckets to a depth of -19ft MLLW (18,000 cubic yards over 92,000 square feet with a -1 foot over-dredge allowance of 3,500 cubic yards) to be amended with cement additives at Tipping Point Resources Group in Montville, CT and then transported for subsequent use as construction fill material at Green Earth Triangle in Griswold, CT. It will affect coastal and aquatic resources. 

INFORMATION REQUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT

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 bianca.beland@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 bianca.beland@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.portal.ct.gov/deep.  Additional information can be found at www.portal.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.

Published in The Day on September 21, 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 bianca.beland@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 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