DEEP: Office of Adjudications

Office of Adjudications

NOTICE:  Section 2-16 of the Connecticut Practice Book provides the process that out of state attorneys must follow in order to appear pro hac vice before Connecticut courts.  This rule is now applicable to administrative proceedings before state agencies, including DEEP, effective January 1, 2017.  Section 2-16, which describes the process, is available at
Out of state attorneys are directed to seek appropriate pro hac vice status through the Connecticut Superior Court, judicial district of Hartford, and file proof of such status in the record in each relevant proceeding before the Office of Adjudications.

The Office of Adjudications conducts hearings and issues written decisions in contested cases regarding environmental permitting, licensing and enforcement matters where such hearings are requested by a party or the public or required by law.  Hearing officers, also known as Adjudicators, make findings of fact and determine questions of law based on issues presented in a particular case. Such cases may arise under any of the Department's regulatory programs and involve application of substantive and procedural law to the factual record established in each case.

Hearings are conducted in accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, the Department's Rules of Practice, and all other relevant law.

(Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) Hearings)

Office Directory:

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection Office of Adjudications
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone (860) 424-3037
Fax (860) 424-4053

Janice B. Deshais, Esq.
Director, Adjudicator

Brendan Schain, Esq.

Parties should not directly contact a hearing officer without prior permission from the Office of Adjudications.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Documents received after 4:30 p.m. or on a day when the office is officially closed will be considered filed on the next business day.

Related Information:

Rules of Practice

Agency Notices and Declaratory Rulings

Uniform Administrative Procedure Act - UAPA (CGS Ch. 54)