DEEP: Town of Washington - Notice of Tentative Determination

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for 401 Water Quality Certification
Applicant(s): Town of Washington
Application No.: WQC- 201703756
City/Town: Washington, CT
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 for the certification for activities, including but not limited to the construction or operation of facilities, which may result in any discharge into the waters of the state associated with the removal of an existing bridge and the installation of a concrete box culvert in Kirby Brook.
Application No.: WQC-201703756
Applicant's Name and Address: Mark Lyon
First Selectman
Town of Washington
2 Bryan Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Contact Name/Phone/Email: Joseph Cermola III
Cardinal Engineering Associates
3 Colony Street
Meriden, CT 06451
Type of Permit/Activity: 401 Water Quality Certification
Relevant statute(s)/Regulation: Section 401(a)(1) of the Federal Clean Water Act
Project Description: Bridge replacement
Project Location: Spring Hill Road Bridge over Kirby Brook
Water(s): Kirby Brook

The proposed activity includes the following:  removing the existing 15-foot-single-span bridge over Kirby Brook, replacing it with a 16-foot wide by 6-foot-high four-sided box culvert with cast-in-place concrete wingwalls, and completing associated roadway reconstruction, and will affect Kirby Brook and associated wetlands.
The application has been evaluated for compliance with the applicable provisions of sections 301, 302, 303, 306 and 307 of the Act and the Water Quality Standards of the State of Connecticut adopted pursuant to Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies Sections 22a-426-1 to 22a-426-9.
This application has been assigned No. WQC-201703756; 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. The application and supporting documentation are available for inspection at DEEP, Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday by contacting Carol Ladue of the Land and Water Resources Division at (860) 424-3828. Questions may be directed to John Natale, of the Land and Water Resources Division at (860) 424-3233. 
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 John Natale, Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse, Land and Water Resources Division, 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.
 /s/ Brian P. Thompson      
Brian P. Thompson, Director
Land and Water Resources Division
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
Published in the Waterbury Republican-American on September 18, 2017

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