Dam Permitting

STATUS OF DAM SAFETY INDIVIDUAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS
APPLICANT APPLICATION ID # MUNICIPALITY  DAM ID DAM NAME  DESCRIPTION  APPLICATION STATUS  APPLICATION RECEIVED DATE 
BIOHABITATS, INC. (Consultant), THE MIDDLESEX LAND TRUST, INC. (Applicant), RIVERWORK, LLC (Primary Contact)
202207729
MIDDLETOWN
8315 HIGHLAND POND DAM
DAM REMOVAL
TECHNICAL REVIEW
7/22/2022
FAIRFIELD, TOWN OF (Applicant) 
202207227
FAIRFIELD
NEW
NEW
CONSTRUCTION OF NEW FLOOD CONTROL DAM
TECHNICAL REVIEW
6/21/2022
FAIRFIELD, TOWN OF (Applicant) 
202207228
FAIRFIELD
NEW
NEW
CONSTRUCTION OF NEW FLOOD CONTROL DAM
TECHNICAL REVIEW
6/21/2022
NORWICH PUBLIC UTILITIES (Applicant)
SLR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (Consultant)
202207028
NORWICH
10406
TAFTVILLE DAM #1
DAM REPAIR
TECHNICAL REVIEW
6/13/2022
HARTFORD, CITY OF (Applicant)
ALFRED BENESCH & COMPANY, INC. (Consultant)
202206627
HARTFORD
6407, 6408, 6409
SOUTH MEADOWS DIKE, HARTFORD LEVEE & NORTH MEADOWS DIKE
LEVEE TOE DRAIN RECONSTRUCTION
TECHNICAL REVIEW
6/1/2022
SIMSBURY, TOWN OF (Applicant)
LENARD ENGINEERING, INC. (Consultant)
202206303
SIMSBURY
12817
SIMSBURY FARMS GC DAM
DAM UPGRADE
TECHNICAL REVIEW
5/18/2022
AQUARION 202206148 FAIRFIELD 5105 HEMLOCK RESERVOIR DAM DAM REHABILITATION TECHNICAL REVIEW 5/11/2022
TIGHE & BOND, INC.(Consultant)      TOWN OF MANCHESTER (Applicant) 202203636
MANCHESTER
7706
UNION POND DAM
DAM SPILLWAY REHABILITATION
TECHNICAL REVISE
3/29/2022
WMC CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. (Consultant)
WMC CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. (Primary Contact)
WETHERSFIELD, TOWN OF (Applicant)
 202201875  WETHERSFIELD 15903 MILL WOODS PARK POND DAM  CLEAR & GRUB TREES, NEW RIPRAP TECHNICAL REVIEW 2/24/2022 
SPRAGUE, TOWN OF (Applicant)
FUSS & O'NEILL, INC. (Consultant)
RIVER WORK LLC (Primary Contact)
2021111518
SPRAGUE
13306
HARRINGTON APARTMENTS POND DAM
DAM REMOVAL
ON HOLD
11/5/2021
SAVE THE SOUND  202108644 WILTON 16105 STRONG POND DAM DAM REMOVAL TECHNICAL REVIEW 8/3/2021
CITY OF BRIDGEPORT 201815611 BRIDGEPORT 1512 ELTON ROGERS PARK DAM DAM REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION  TECHNICAL REVIEW  12/10/2018
STATE OF CONNECTICUT, DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTION SERVICES 201810428 MIDDLETOWN 8321 ASYLUM RESERVOIR #1 DAM DAM BREACH GOING TO PUBLIC NOTICE 8/20/2018

Table Updated: September 7, 2022

Permit Application Submittal Procedure: 

The DEEP Dam Safety Regulatory Program is now able to offer the option of submitting all Dam Safety Permit Applications electronically. Please follow these steps to submit Dam Safety Permit Applications to DEEP:

1. Submit the appropriate form via email to DEEP.CentralPermits@ct.gov, and copy DEEP.DamSafety@ct.gov. You will receive a Permit Application # when it is processed.

• If there is a fee please indicate in the email if you would like to pay by e-check, and provide the name and phone number of the person that will have bank information (checking account #, routing #) available when we call to process your payment. Do not send your bank information in the email or application.  Credit cards are not accepted at this time. If you do not wish to pay via e-check, you will receive an invoice in the mail, and you can mail in a paper check.
• If you are sending the Individual Permit Application via email, please do not send us a duplicate paper copy.  In your email, you may ask us to verify that we received your Individual Permit Application successfully. The email subject heading should say “Electronic Individual Permit Application: Dam Safety Program”. You will receive a Permit Application # from DEEP.CentralPermits@ct.gov

2. Send another email to DEEP.DamSafety@ct.gov to submit the rest of the permit application (with appropriate attachments), and reference the Permit Application # in the email subject heading.

• The rest of the application and attachments must be received by the DEEP Dam Safety Program within 30 days of submitting the Permit Transmittal Form in Step #1. If the attachments are too large to email, please use our FTP site (Instructions for how to use FTP Site).
• If the rest of the permit application and attachments are not received within 30 days, the application will be deemed insufficient.


Individual Permit
A Dam Safety Individual Permit is required prior to initiating substantial repairs, alterations, or removals of dams. This permit process is used to authorize large scale projects. For smaller scale projects, a general permit may provide authorization through a faster process. Be sure to read the Permit Application Guidance below when preparing an individual permit application.  Download all the Dam Safety Individual Permit Materials (application forms, instructions, and supporting attachment information) for an individual dam safety permit application. 

General Permits
Three Dam Safety General Permits were signed on October 16, 2015 and are currently available. These permits provide quick process authorization for many dam-related minor activities which have only minimal environmental impacts.

This table provides a quick view of the three general permits.
Download the permits, filing forms, the notice form, and fact sheets - Dam Safety General Permits GP-014, GP-015, and GP-016

 

Fishway Determination

A determination of the need for a fishway is necessary for any work that requires a DEEP Dam Safety individual or general permit: Request for Determination of Need for Fishway - Word Form, PDF

Permit applicants must submit the completed form to the DEEP Inland Fisheries Division and submit the determination response with the final Dam Safety permit application.    

Stream Flow Release Determination
Certain dams, primarily large impoundments with consumptive withdrawals such as drinking water supply reservoirs, will be required to make releases in accordance with Connecticut Stream Flow Standards and Regulations.  All water supply reservoir companies must request a determination of the need to perform stream flow releases whenever applying for a DEEP Dam Safety individual permit, and submit the determination with the final Dam Safety permit application. Request for Determination of Stream Flow Release Requirement - Word, PDF.

Further information about stream flow releases may be found by contacting the DEEP Water Quantity section in the Water Planning & Management Division at deep.streamflowclass@ct.gov.     

Fish Screening
Triploid (sterile) grass carp are one option for the control of nuisance aquatic vegetation.  Applicants considering the installation of a screening device on any dam or spillway must contact the DEEP Dam Safety Regulatory Program at DEEP.DamSafety@ct.gov so that we may determine if the screen will require a Dam Safety Individual Permit.

Dam Removal
Links to websites with dam removal information: (leave DEEP website)
Links to videos on dam removal projects: (leave DEEP website)
For further information contact the DEEP Dam Safety Regulatory Program at (860) 424-3706 or by email at  DEEP.DamSafety@ct.gov
 

 

Content last edited September 7, 2022