Connecticut Siting Council
Dec 11, 2012

Docket No. 431 (SNEW-Nowalk) Field Review and Public Hearing in Norwalk



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, December 11, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m., and continued at 7:00 p.m., at the Norwalk City Hall, Community Room, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk Connecticut, and thereafter as necessary.  The hearing will be on an application from South Norwalk Electric and Water for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction, maintenance, and operation of an electrical substation and its connection to an existing 115 kV transmission line, located at 180 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Norwalk, Connecticut.

The purpose of the hearing is to hear evidence on the applicant’s contentions that the public need for the facility outweighs any adverse environmental effects that would result from the construction, operation, or maintenance of the proposed substation.  The 3:00 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 Council will conduct a public field review of the proposed site Tuesday, December 11, 2012, beginning at 2:00 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 Tuesday, November 13, 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 4, 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 4, 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 City Clerk’s Office of the Norwalk City Hall 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 4, 2012. 

            The applicant of this facility is represented by the following:


            Applicant                                                         Its Representative



South Norwalk Electric and Water


Andrew W. Lord, Esq.

Murtha Cullina LLP

CityPlace I, 29th Floor

185 Asylum Street

Hartford, CT  06103



            A copy of the application is available for review at the Council’s office during office hours at 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, Connecticut, (860) 827-2935 or on the Council’s website at under the link “Pending Proceedings.”  The Council has assigned this application docket no. 431. 


October 19, 2012                                                                      Connecticut Siting Council


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