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Town of Berlin

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for 401 Water Quality Certification

Applicant(s): Town of Berlin
Application No.: WQC- 202105298
City/Town: Berlin
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 for the certification for activities, including but not limited to the construction or operation of facilities, which may result in any discharge into the waters of the state associated with the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 06995.


Application Number:  WQC-202105298

Applicant’s Name and Address:  Town of Berlin, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037

Contact Name and Phone No.:  Michael Ahern, mahern@town.berlin.ct.us 860-828-7022, 240 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037

Type of Permit:  401 Water Quality Certification

Relevant statute(s)/Regulation:  Section 401(a)(1) of the Federal Clean Water Act

Project Description:  Bridge rehabilitation

Project Location:  Glen Street, Berlin, CT 06037

Water(s):  Mattabesset River

COMMISSIONER’S FINDINGS/REGULATORY CONDITIONS

The proposed activity includes the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 06995 which will affect 300 s.f. of wetlands & watercourses permanently and 2420 s.f. of wetlands & watercourses temporarily.

The application has been evaluated for compliance with the applicable provisions of sections 301, 302, 303, 306 and 307 of the Act and the Water Quality Standards of the State of Connecticut adopted pursuant to Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Sections 22a-426-1 to 22a-426-9.

INFORMATION REQUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT

This application has been assigned No. WQC-202105298; please use this number when corresponding with DEEP regarding this application. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the application from the above contact or by sending a request for an electronic copy to DEEP at brooke.gondek@ct.gov. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, DEEP’s office located at 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 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 to Brooke.Gondek@ct.gov no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice. 

Published in The Hartford Courant on September 17, 2021 

ADA PUBLICATION STATEMENT

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