Field Review and Directions
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, October 24, 2006, beginning at 3:00 p.m., and continued at 7:00 p.m., at the MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 4630 MADISON AVENUE, Trumbull, Connecticut and thereafter as necessary. The hearing will be on The United Illuminating Company application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction, maintenance, and operation of a proposed 115-kV/13.8-kV electric substation and associated facilities located at 3-7 Wildflower Lane, Trumbull, 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 115-kV/13.8-kV electric substation and associated facilities. The 3:00 p.m. hearing session will provide the applicant, parties, and intervenors an opportunity to cross-examine positions. The applicant will be allowed a final rebuttal. Briefs will be entertained after the close of the last hearing session. 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 on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 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 through 16-50v-la of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
The Council will hold a pre-hearing conference on procedural matters on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, beginning at 11:00 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 October 19, 2006. In accordance with the State Solid Waste Management Plan, the Council requests that all filings be submitted on recyclable paper, primarily regular weight white office 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 October 19, 2006.
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 at the hearing or any time up to 30 days thereafter. 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 Trumbull Town 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 October 10, 2006.
The applicant of this facility is represented by the following:
Applicant Its Representatives