NTE Connecticut, LLC, Killingly

Notice Of Tentative Determination Intent To Deny A State Permit For The Following Discharge Into The Waters Of The State Of Connecticut

In accordance with applicable federal and state law and sections 22a-430-4(e), (g), and (p) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (“RCSA”), the Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) hereby gives notice of a tentative determination to deny a permit based on an application submitted by NTE Connecticut, LLC ("the applicant") under section 22a-430 of the Connecticut General Statutes (“CGS”) to renew a permit to discharge into the waters of the state.


NTE Connecticut, LLC proposed to discharge a maximum of 90,000 gallons per day of wastewater associated with steam electric power generation operations to the Killingly Publicly Owned Treatment Works. The facility was not built and NTE Connecticut, LLC has withdrawn their registration to transact business in Connecticut.

Applicant Name and Mailing Address:
NTE Connecticut, LLC
24 Cathedral Place, Suite 300
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

The Commissioner is authorized to approve or deny such permits pursuant to section 22a-430 of the CGS and the Water Discharge Permit Regulations (section 22a-430-3 and 4 of the RCSA).

The application has been assigned the following application and permit numbers. Please use these numbers when corresponding with this office regarding this application.

APPLICATION NO. 201615592      PERMIT ID NO. SP0002475

The application is available for inspection by contacting Brittany Bendel at brittany.bendel@ct.gov or at (860) 424-3703 of the Water Permitting and Enforcement Division, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, from 8:30 - 4:30, Monday through Friday.

Any interested person may request in writing that his or her name be put on a mailing list to receive notice of intent to issue any permit to discharge to the surface waters of the state. Such request may be for the entire state or any geographic area of the state and shall clearly state in writing the name and mailing address of the interested person and the area for which notices are requested.

Prior to making a final determination to approve or deny any application, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons that are received within thirty (30) days of this public notice. Written comments should be emailed to Brittany Bendel at brittany.bendel@ct.gov. The Commissioner may hold a public hearing prior to approving or denying an application if in the Commissioner's discretion the public interest will be best served thereby and shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition signed by at least twenty-five persons. Notice of any public hearing shall be published at least 30 days prior to the hearing.


Petitions for a hearing shall be submitted within 30 days from the date of publication of this public notice and 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 for hearing in addition to those submitted by mail or hand delivered. Petitions with required signatures may be sent to deep.adjudications@ct.gov; those mailed or delivered should go to the DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106. If the signed original petition is only in an electronic format, the petition must be submitted. with a statement signed by the petitioner that the petition exists only in that form. Original petitions that were filed electronically must also be mailed or delivered to the Office of Adjudications within 30 days of electronic submittal. Additional information can be found at www.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.

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 (ADA). If you are seeking a communication aid or service, have limited proficiency in English, wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint, or require some other accommodation, including equipment to facilitate virtual participation, please contact the DEEP Office of Diversity and Equity at 860-418-5910 or by email at deep.accommodations@ct.gov Any person needing an accommodation for hearing impairment may call the State of Connecticut relay number - 711. In order to facilitate efforts to provide accommodation, please request all accommodations as soon as possible following notice of any agency hearing, meeting, program, or event.

/s/Audra Dickson, Director
Water Permitting and Enforcement Division
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance 

Published in the Norwich Bulletin on November 17, 2023.