DEEP: City Wide Energy Action, LLC - Notice of Tentative Determination (North Haven)

Notice Of Tentative Determination
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 Section 22a 208a of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Application No.: 201502625
Applicant's Name and Address: CityWide Energy Action, LLC, 35 Pinelawn Road, Suite 209E, Melville, New York  11747
Contact Name/Phone/Email: Mr. Mark Lembo, (631) 271-9292
Type of Permit/Activity: Permit to Construct and Operate
Type of Facility: Volume Reduction Plant
Facility Location: 250 Universal Drive, North Haven, Connecticut
Facility Design Capacity:
Hours of operation:   
Facility maximum storage capacity:
200 tons per day
Waste Receiving: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday - Saturday
Waste Processing: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
16,620 cubic yards
The facility includes a one-way driveway system, one 35,000 square foot (approx.) main building and reception hall (including two truck delivery reception bays, two food-waste reception pits each equipped with bag breakers, an internal macerator, a non-organic material contaminant separator, a grease waste reception port equipped with non-organic material contaminant strainer), a food waste processing tank farm (including, one food waste reception tank, one fat, oil, and grease waste reception tank, one thermophilic acidification reactor tank, two ‘Anamix’ digester tanks, and one digestate holding tank), a digestate decanter centrifuge system, a digestate sludge drying and fertilizer production system, a bio-gas ground flare, a pump house, a natural gas power generator building and management area (including a compressed natural gas upgrade unit with an integrated tail-gas scrubber, a power generator unit, a compressed natural gas storage tank, and three compressed natural gas filling stations), two bio-filter units, a carbon filtration unit, a waste water treatment area (including multiple associated tanks and one membrane bioreactor), a truck loading area, and an integrated railroad spur and railroad car loading area.  An approximately 2,500 square foot business office complex will be located within the main building.
The facility is located an on a 2 acre parcel of land, which is located within the watershed of Quinnipiac River.
The facility may accept source separated organic materials, specifically, food waste, fats, oils & grease generated during food processing activities.
This application has been assigned No. 201502625; 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, Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at other times by appointment.  Questions may be directed to William Sigmund of the Solid Waste Permitting Program at (860) 418-5924 or
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 William Sigmund, Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division, Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance, 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.
The Commissioner may conduct a public hearing if the Commissioner determines that the public interest will best be served thereby, or shall hold a hearing upon receipt of a petition signed by at least twenty-five persons.  Petitions 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, 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.  For additional information go to
/s/ Robert C. Isner
Robert C. Isner, Director
Waste Engineering and Enforcement Division
Bureau of Materials Management and
Compliance Assurance
Published September 15, 2017 in The New Haven Register

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