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 Thursday, December 20, 2012, beginning at 2:00 p.m., Waterford Town Hall, Auditorium, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, Connecticut, and thereafter as necessary. The hearing will be on an application from Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc. to Amend the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the existing independent spent fuel storage installation at Millstone Power Station, Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, Connecticut.
The purpose of the hearing is to hear evidence on the applicant’s contentions that the modification of the existing independent spent fuel storage installation is a result of conditions that could not reasonably have been known or foreseen prior to the issuance of the certificate in 2004. The 2:00 p.m. hearing session will provide the applicant, 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 applicant will be allowed a final rebuttal. Arguments will be entertained in writing after the close of the last hearing session.
The Council will conduct a public field review of the proposed site on Thursday, December 20, 2012, beginning at 1:00 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 will hold a pre-hearing conference on procedural matters on Wednesday, December 3, 2012, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Council’s office, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, Connecticut.
The Council directs that all testimony and exhibits be pre-filed with the Council and all parties and intervenors by December 13, 2012. 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 December 13, 2012.
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 Town Clerk’s Office of the Waterford and East Lyme Town Halls for the convenience of the public.
Requests for information in alternative formats or for sign-language interpreter services must be submitted in writing by December 13, 2012.
The applicant of this facility is represented by the following:
Applicant Its Representative
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc.
Kenneth C. Baldwin, Esq.
Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597