DEEP: City of Waterbury Bureau of Water - Notice of Tentative Determination (Thomaston/Watertown)

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an Application for Dam Safety Permit and Intent to Waive Public Hearing
Applicant(s): City of Waterbury Bureau of Water
Application No: DS-201905432
City/Town: Thomaston/Watertown
Dam Name & DEEP ID No: Wigwam Reservoir Dam and Wigwam Reservoir South Dike, #14002 and 15327, B (Significant) Hazard
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-201905432
Applicant's Name and Address: City of Waterbury Bureau of Water
21 East Aurora Street
Waterbury, CT 06708
Contact Name/Phone/Email: Christian J. Perez, Assistant Superintendent 203-574-8251
Type of Permit/Activity: New Permit  
Dam Safety
Relevant statute(s)/Regulation: 22a-403
Project Description: Repair/Modify an existing dam
Project Location: The dam is located at 1280 Branch Road in the Towns of Thomaston and Watertown, CT
Water(s): Branch Brook    
The proposed activities include the following: replacing the concrete crest, repointing the downstream stone masonry, installing a post-tension anchor system at the Wigwam Reservoir Dam, and raising the top of the earthern embankment one foot, reconstructing the left concrete training wall, and repairing spalled concrete at the spillway of the Wigwam Reservoir Dike. The activities will temporarily affect Branch Brook.

This application has been assigned No. 201905432; 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 Anna Laskin of the Dam Safety Section at (860) 424-3522 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 Ivonne Grajko Hall, 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 Waterbury Republican-American on June 28, 2019.
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