DEEP: The Connecticut Light & Power Company dba Eversource Energy - Notice of Tentative Determination; Intent to Waive Public Hearing (East Hartford)

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for Dam Safety Permit and Intent to Waive Public Hearing
Applicant(s): The Connecticut Light & Power Company dba Eversource Energy
Application No: DS-2017002249
City/Town: East Hartford
Dam Name & DEEP ID No: East Hartford Flood Control Project, DEEP ID#4313
The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application. The Commissioner also intends to waive the requirement for public hearing pursuant to Section 22a-403 of the Connecticut General Statutes provided that a hearing may be held if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby, or shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition as more thoroughly described below.
Application No.: DS-2017002249
Applicant's Name and Address: The Connecticut Light & Power Company dba Eversource Energy
107 Sheldon Street
Berlin, CT 06037
Contact Name/Phone/Email: Mr. Robert Deptula - 860-665-3695
Type of Permit/Activity: New Permit - Dam Safety
Relevant statute(s)/Regulation: 22a-403
Project Description: Modify an existing levee 
Project Location: The regulated activities will take place along the portion of Eversource’s existing 1779 overhead utility line in East Hartford and within the East Hartford Flood Control levee’s right of way.
Water(s): Connecticut and Hockanum rivers
The proposed activities include the following: removal and replacement of four existing lattice structures with monopole structures on Eversource’s 1779 overhead utility line. .
This application has been assigned No. DS-201702249; please use this number when corresponding with DEEP regarding this application. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the application from the applicant’s contact noted above. Contact Ann Kuzyk of the Dam Safety Section at (860) 424-3885 or with questions or to review the application and supporting documentation, which are available for inspection at DEEP, Water Planning & Management Division, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Before making a final decision on this application, the Commissioner shall consider written comments on the application from interested persons. Written comments on the application should be directed to Arthur P. Christian II, Water Planning & Management Division, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127, or may be submitted via electronic mail to: no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this notice.
Petitions shall be signed by at least twenty five persons and should include the application number noted above and also identify a contact person to receive notifications. Petitions may also identify a person who is authorized to engage in discussions regarding the application and, if resolution is reached, withdraw the petition. Original signed petitions may be scanned and sent electronically to or may be mailed or delivered to: DEEP Office of Adjudications, 79 Elm Street, 3rd floor, Hartford, CT 06106-5127. All petitions must be received within the comment period noted above. If submitted electronically, original signed petitions must also be mailed or delivered to the address above within ten days of electronic submittal. If a hearing is held, timely notice of such hearing will be published in a newspaper of general circulation.
/s/Denise Ruzicka
Denise Ruzicka
Water Planning & Management Division
Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse
Published in the Hartford Courant on August 28, 2017
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