DEEP: Portland Boat Works - Notice of Tentative Determination; Notice of Intent to Waive Public Hearing (Portland)

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve
Structures, Dredging & Fill and Tidal Wetlands Permit
And Intent to Waive Public Hearing
Applicant:  Portland Boat Works
Application No. 201704747-SDF/TW
City/Town:  Portland, CT
 
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) hereby gives notice that a tentative determination has been reached to approve the following application submitted under Sections 22a-361 and 22a-32 of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) for a permit to conduct work waterward of the coastal jurisdiction line in tidal, coastal or navigable waters of the state and in tidal wetlands for marine commercial use.  The Commissioner also gives notice of intent to waive the requirement for public hearing pursuant to CGS Section 22a-32 and that the Commissioner shall hold a hearing on receipt of a petition signed by twenty-five or more persons pursuant to CGS Sections 22a-32 and 22a-361(b). The Commissioner also gives notice that a hearing may be held on this application if a written request is received from the applicant, or if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby.
 
 
Applicant's Name and Address: Portland Boat Works, 1 Grove Street, Portland, CT 06480
Contact Name/Phone/Email: David Provencher, Coastline Consulting and Development, 57-B East Industrial Road, Branford, CT 06405, david@coastlineconsulting-ct.com, (203) 433-4486.
Site Location: 1 Grove Street, Portland
 
 
PROPOSED ACTIVITY
The proposed activity includes extending three marina dock sections waterward, retaining the existing structures, and removing an 18 concrete storm water pipe from a wetland area.  The project will affect tidal wetlands and aquatic resources. 
 
INFORMATION REQUESTS/PUBLIC COMMENT
Interested persons may obtain a copy of the application from the above contacts or by sending a request for an electronic copy to DEEP at john.natale@ct.gov.  The application is available for inspection at the DEEP Land & Water Resources Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, from 8:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday.  Additional surveys, plans or other materials may be available with the original application file at DEEP.  All interested parties are invited to express their views on the tentative determination concerning this application.  Written comments on the application should be directed to John Natale, DEEP Land & Water Resources Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127, no later than forty (40) days from the publication date of this notice.  Comments regarding this application may be submitted via electronic mail to: john.natale@ct.gov.
 
PETITIONS FOR HEARING
Petitions for a hearing 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 deep.adjudications@ct.gov 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.  For additional information visit www.ct.gov/deep/adjudications.

/s/ Brian P. Thompson
Brian P. Thompson, Director
 
Published in the Middletown Press on September 15, 2017
 
ADA PUBLICATION STATEMENT
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request an accommodation contact us at (860) 418-5910 or deep.accommodations@ct.gov

Draft Permit (PDF)