Record Field Review Notice
Pursuant to provisions of General Statutes § 16-50m and Section 16-50j-21 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, notice is hereby given that the Connecticut Siting Council (Council) will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, beginning at 3:00 p.m., and continued at 7:00 p.m., at the Meriden City Hall, Council Chambers, 145 East Main Street, Meriden, Connecticut, and thereafter as necessary. The hearing will be on a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need held by Meriden Gas Turbines, LLC for a 530 MW combined cycle generating plant in Meriden, Connecticut.
On April 18, 2013, the Council, pursuant to a request filed by the City of Meriden and the provisions of Connecticut General Statute § 4-181a(b), reopened the final decision rendered in this docket. The reopening will allow the Council to consider changed conditions and a Decommissioning Plan. The 3:00 p.m. hearing session will provide the Certificate Holder, parties, and intervenors an opportunity to cross-examine positions. The 7:00 p.m. hearing session will be reserved for the public to make brief statements into the record. Cross-examination of parties and intervenors will resume, if necessary, after all statements have been heard.
The Council will conduct a public field review of the facility on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Applicable law for this proceeding includes the Public Utility Environmental Standards Act, General Statutes § 16-50g, et seq., and Sections 16-50j-1, et seq., of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
The Council directs that all testimony and exhibits be pre-filed with the Council and all parties and intervenors by May 28, 2013. In accordance with the State Solid Waste Management Plan, the Council requests that all filings be submitted on recyclable paper. Please avoid using heavy stock paper, colored paper, and metal or plastic binders and separators.
Individuals are encouraged to participate through their elected officials, and other party/intervenor groupings.
Any person seeking to be named or admitted as a party or intervenor to the proceeding may file a written request to be so designated at the office of the Connecticut Siting Council, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, Connecticut 06051, on or before May 28, 2013.
Parties and intervenors will be allowed to submit briefs and proposed findings of fact within 30 days after the close of the hearing.
Any person who is not a party or intervenor to this proceeding may file a written statement with the Council up to 30 days after the close of the hearing. Such statements will become part of the record. No written statement or any other material, evidence, or other information will be accepted from any person not a party or intervenor to the proceeding after 30 days following the close of the hearing, except as otherwise prescribed by law or the Council.
A verbatim transcript of the hearing session(s) will be made and deposited with the Meriden City Clerk’s Office and the Berlin Town Clerk’s Office for the convenience of the public.
Requests for information in alternative formats or for sign-language interpreter services must be submitted in writing by May 28, 2013.
The Certificate Holder of this facility is represented by the following:
Certificate Holder Its Representative
Meriden Gas Turbines, LLC
Andrew W. Lord, Esq.
Murtha Cullina LLP
CityPlace I, 185 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3469