Notice of Public Hearing
Applicant: John Heerdt
Application No.: 201810092-SDF
Town: Branford
The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hereby gives notice of a public hearing concerning an application by John Heerdt for a permit to install a dock off of 61 Sunset Beach Road in Branford.  The hearing, to be held on September 25, 2019, is more thoroughly described herein.
Application No.: 201810092-SDF
Applicant's Name and Address: John Heerdt, 61 Sunset Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405
Type of Permit/Activity: Construction of a fixed pier, ramp and floating dock
Type of Facility: Private recreational dock
Facility/Site Location: 61 Sunset Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405
DEEP will conduct a site visit on August 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM meeting at 61 Sunset Beach Road in Branford.  DEEP will hold a public hearing on this application on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Branford Fire House, located at 45 North Main Street in Branford, with the doors opening at 5:30 PM.  The public hearing will consist of informational presentations by the parties and collection of public comment on the record.  Written comments will be accepted at the public hearing and until the close of business on October 4, 2019.  Written comments may be submitted by mail to Brendan Schain, Hearing Officer, Office of Adjudications, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106 or by e-mail to
This matter will continue with an evidentiary hearing, for the presentation of testimony and documentary evidence by the parties to this matter, on October 21, 2019 and October 24, 2019 at 9:30 AM in the Russell Room, 3rd Floor, at DEEP Headquarters, 79 Elm St., Hartford. 
Members of the public should refer to the DEEP Calendar of Events at for the official schedule in this matter, including cancellations, or other schedule alterations.
Interested persons who wish to obtain more information regarding the application and draft license may do so by contacting Krista Romero of the Land & Water Resources Division at or 860-424-3399.  DEEP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request an accommodation contact us at 860-418-5910 or

Published in The New Haven Register on August 6, 2019.
 /s/Brian P. Thompson, Director
Land & Water Resources Division
Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse