University of Connecticut, Mansfield

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Permit And Intent to Waive Public Hearing

Applicant(s):  University of Connecticut
Application No.:  202207129-IW
City/Town:  Mansfield

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.  The Commissioner also gives notice of intent to waive the requirement for public hearing provided that a hearing may be held on this application if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby, or shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition as more thoroughly described below.

Application Number:  202207129-IW

Applicant’s Name and Address:  University of Connecticut, 3102 Horsebarn Hill Road, Unit 4097, Storrs CT 06269

Contact Name and Phone No.:  Paul Ferri, UConn, Paul.Ferri@Uconn.edu, 860 486-9295 

Type of Permit:  Inland Wetlands and Watercourses

Relevant statute(s)/Regulation:  Section 22a-39 of the Connecticut General Statutes

Project Description:  Hydraulic Dredging

Project Location:  Mirror Lake Mansfield Road

Water(s):  Mirror Lake/Roberts Brook

COMMISSIONER’S FINDINGS/REGULATORY CONDITIONS

The proposed activity includes hydraulic dredging, and will affect 194,997 square feet of watercourse and 22,803 square feet of wetlands associated with the impoundment.

Pursuant to CGS Section 22a-39, the Department has determined that the regulated activity is not likely to have a significant impact on the wetlands or watercourses and hereby publishes its intent to waive the requirement for public hearing.

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 Danielle.Missell@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 Danielle.Missell@ct.gov no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice. 

PETITIONS FOR DIVERSION 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.ct.gov/deepAdditional information can be found at www.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.

Published in The Chronicle on August 31, 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 Danielle.Missell@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