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PETITION NO. 1558 – Community Power Group LLC petition for a declaratory ruling, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §4-176 and §16-50k, for the proposed construction, maintenance and operation of a 4-megawatt AC solar photovoltaic electric generating facility located at 24 Middle Road, Ellington, Connecticut, and associated electrical interconnection.

 

PETITION (recd. 01/30/23)
Petition Cover Letter, 01/30/23
Petition Narrative, 01/30/23
Exhibit A - Civil Site Plan for 24 Middle Solar Project
Exhibit B - Distribution Impact Study
Exhibit C - Public Notice Documentation
Exhibit D - PVSyst Report
Exhibit E - Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
Exhibit F - National Diversity Data Base Areas Map
Exhibit G - Fish and Wildlife Service Species List
Exhibit H - Wetlands Report
Exhibit I - Aquifer Protection Map
Exhibit J - FEMA Floodplian Firmette
Exhibit K - Department of Agriculture Submissions and Letter
Exhibit L - Visual Impact Study
Exhibit M - Phase IA Cultural Resources Survey and SHPO Letter
Exhibit N - Operations and Maintenance Plan
Exhibit O - Decommissioning Plan

 

PROCEDURAL CORRESPONDENCE
Council Letter to the Town of Ellington, 01/31/23
Council State Agency Comment Memorandum, 01/31/23
Cardin Request for a Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 02/27/23
Dixon Request for a Public Hearing and Council Acknowledgement, 03/01/23
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set One, 03/03/23
Council Decision on Requests for a Public Hearing, 03/16/23
Council Decision on Request for Extension to Respond to Council Interrogatory No. 36, 03/23/23
Council Completeness Review, 03/30/23
Council Interrogatories to Petitioner, Set Two, 04/06/23
Council Request for Additional Time to Render Final Decision, 06/16/23

 

CGS §16-50k CORE FOREST AND PRIME FARMLAND DETERMINATIONS
Department of Energy and Environment Protection C.G.S.  §16-50k No Material Impact to Core Forest Determination Letter, 01/29/21
Department of Agriculture C.G.S.  §16-50k No Material Impact to Prime Farmland Determination Letter, 05/18/22

 

STATE AGENCY COMMENTS
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 03/03/23
Connecticut Airport Authority Comments, 04/04/23

 

MUNICIPAL COMMENT
Town of Elllington Planning Department Request for a Public Hearing, 03/01/23
Town of Ellington Request for a Public Hearing, 03/21/23
Town of Ellington Planning and Zoning Commission Comments, 05/12/23

 

PUBLIC OFFICIAL COMMENT
State Representative Jaime S. Foster Comments, 05/18/23

 

HEARING INFORMATION
May 18, 2023 Hearing Documents, 03/30/23
1.  Instructions for Public Access to Remote Public Hearing
2.  Public Hearing Notice
3.  Hearing Program 
4.  Citizens Guide to Siting Council Procedures; and
5.  Proposed Facility Site Plan 
Hearing Procedures and Pre-Hearing Conference Memorandum, 04/12/23
Zoom Remote Public Hearing Recording, 05/18/23 (  Passcode:  CMNn5=&@  )

 

SCHEDULE
Schedule, 01/31/23
Schedule, 03/03/23
Schedule, 03/30/23
Schedule, 04/06/23
Schedule, 06/23/23

 

SERVICE LIST
Service List, 01/31/23

 

HEARING PROGRAM
Hearing Program, 05/18/23

 

TRANSCRIPTS
Hearing Transcript 2 p.m., 05/18/23
Public Session Transcript 6:30 p.m., 05/18/23
Council Transcript Memorandum, 06/06/23

 

PETITIONER - Community Power Group (CPG)
Exhibits
Petitioner's Community Outreach Efforts Submission, 03/09/23
Petitioner's Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set One, and Request for Extension of Time to Respond to Council Interrogatory No. 36, 03/22/23
Petitioner's Response to Council Interrogatory No. 36, 04/07/23
Petitioner's Responses to Council Interrogatories, Set Two, 04/25/23
Petitioner's Sign Posting Affidavit, 05/04/23

 

Correspondence
Petitioner's Pre-Hearing Submission, 05/10/23
Petitioner's Response to Council's Request for Extension to Render Final Decision, 06/20/23

 

Post-Hearing Brief
Petitioner's Post Hearing Brief, 06/16/23

COUNCIL'S DRAFT FINDINGS OF FACT
Council's Draft Findings of Fact Memorandum, 07/20/23

 

DECISION
Council's Final Decision Documents, 08/04/23