R.J. Properties, LLC, North Stonington
Notice of Tentative Decision of Intent to Issue a State Permit and an Underground Injection Control Permit for the Following Discharge into the Waters of the State of Connecticut
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection hereby gives notice of a tentative decision to issue a permit based on an application submitted by R.J. Properties, LLC ("the applicant") under section 22a‑430 of the Connecticut General Statutes for a permit to discharge into the waters of the state.
In accordance with applicable federal and state law, the Commissioner has made a tentative decision that continuance of the existing system to treat the discharge would protect the waters of the state from pollution and the Commissioner proposes to issue a permit for the discharge to the groundwaters in the Shunock River Watershed.
The proposed permit, if issued by the Commissioner, will require that all wastewater be treated to meet the applicable effluent limitations and periodic monitoring to demonstrate that the discharge will not cause pollution.
R.J. Properties, LLC proposes to discharge a maximum of 18,000 gallons per day of domestic sewage from operations at the Bellissimo Grande Hotel to groundwaters in the watershed of Shunock River.
The name and mailing address of the permit applicant are: R.J. Properties, LLC, 233 Promenade East, Montgomery, TX 77356. The proposed activity will take place at: Bellissimo Grande, 411A Norwich-Westerly Road, North Stonington, CT 06359.
Type of Treatment
The 164-room hotel is served by a wastewater collection, treatment and disposal system consisting of a pump station, flow equalization tank, extended aeration activated sludge plant, and a pressure-distributed leaching field.
This permit contains effluent limitations consistent with a Case-by-Case Determination using the criteria of Best Professional Judgment and which will protect the waters of the state from pollution when all the conditions of this permit have been met.
The proposed permit includes a compliance schedule requiring the applicant to submit the results of a detailed permit compliance audit every two years.
The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection is authorized to approve or deny such permits pursuant to section 22a‑430 of the Connecticut General Statutes and the Water Discharge Permit Regulations (section 22a‑430‑3 and 4 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies) and section 1421 of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act 42 USC et. seq.
The application has been assigned the following numbers by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Please use these numbers when corresponding with this office regarding this application.
APPLICATION NO. 201710133 PERMIT ID NO. UI0000292
Interested persons may obtain copies of the application from: Mark Lancor, P.E., DYMAR, Inc., 800 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488, Phone No. (203) 267-1046.The application is available for inspection by contacting Michael Hart at Michael.Hart@ct.gov or (860) 424‑3819, at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106‑5127 from 8:30 ‑ 4:30, Monday
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 decision to approve or deny any application, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons that are received within 30 days of this public notice. Written comments should be directed to Michael Hart, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106‑5127. 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 should include the application number 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 Department’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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106. Within thirty (30) days of filing the petition, original petitions that were filed electronically must be 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 https://www.ct.gov/deep. Additional information can be found at https://www.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Michael Hart at (860) 424‑3819 or via email at Michael.Hart@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 the DEEP Office of Diversity and Equity at (860) 418-5910 or via email at email@example.com. 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.
/s/Oswald Inglese, Jr., Director
Water Permitting and Enforcement Division
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Published on October 6, 2021 in the New London Day.