September 18, 2013
TO: Parties and Intervenors
FROM: Melanie Bachman, Acting Executive Director
RE: DOCKET NO. 440 – New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (AT&T) application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction, maintenance, and operation of a telecommunications facility located at 522 Colebrook Road, Colebrook, Connecticut.
The Connecticut Siting Council (Council) will hold a pre-hearing teleconference on procedural matters on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m. All parties and intervenors are requested to participate. Council staff will initiate the teleconference at the designated time. Please provide the Council with the preferred contact information at least 24 hours prior to the teleconference. The purpose of this pre-hearing conference is to expedite the hearing procedure without sacrificing an informative record necessary for the Council to render a decision.
At the conference, parties and intervenors will be encouraged to discuss requirements for pre-filed testimony, exhibit lists, administrative notice lists, expected witness lists, and the filing of pre-hearing interrogatories. To save the time and expense of the public, the Council wishes to avoid direct testimony at the hearing.
Each party and intervenor is requested to provide all other parties and intervenors that participate in the teleconference a list of witnesses and the subjects their pre-filed testimony will address, a list of documents to be administratively noticed, and copies of any available exhibits to be offered at the hearing. The pre-hearing conference will also address the grouping of parties and intervenors and the order of presentations at the hearing.