DEEP: Housatonic Valley Association, Inc.- Notice of Tentative Determination (Newtown)

Notice of Tentative Determination to Approve an
Application for 401 Water Quality Certification
Applicant(s): Housatonic Valley Association, Inc.
Application No.: WQC- 201901087
City/Town: Newtown
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 fish habitat and riverbank restoration of the Pootatuck River.
Application No.: WQC-201901087
Applicant's Name and Address: Housatonic Valley Association, Inc.
150 Kent Road, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
Contact Name/Phone/Email: Michael S. Jastremski (806) 672-6678
150 Kent Road, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
Type of Permit/Activity: 401 Water Quality Certification
Relevant statute(s)/Regulation: Section 401(a)(1) of the Federal Clean Water Act
Project Description: River Restoration and Bank Stabilization
Project Location: Just upstream of Deep Brook and Pootatuck River confluence
Water(s): Pootatuck River

The proposed activities include the following:  the stabilization and fish habitat improvement of the Pootatuck River bank with rootwads supported by anchoring and footer boulders, the excavation of two pools, and creation of two point bars in the stream channel with the excavated materials, and will affect 165 linear feet of riverbank along the Pootatuck River.
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-201901087; 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 Farrah Ashe, of the Land and Water Resources Division at (860) 424-3169. 
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 Farrah Ashe, 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
Published in the News-Times July 16, 2019

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