Water Related Events and Meetings Across Connecticut

Rivers Alliance of CT recently re-built our water-related events listings after a transition to a new website hosting provider. The new listings of events includes everything we listed on the old websites, but in what we hope is more useful format.  Here are our lists of events:

State Water Planning Meetings and Comment Opportunties

Get Wet Connecticut! (working title)

Paddle Events Across Connecticut


Nov
2
Fri
SJW Group and Connecticut Water Service comments due (Oct 12 Hearing Cancelled) @ Hearing Room 1 - PURA
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Time Schedule below for Docket No. 18-07-10 was copied Oct 2, 2018 2:30 pm from http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DOCKCURR.NSF/81818e990db68cd085257523004e0192/8ce26f0e813fa4a2852582db003ed6c1/$FILE/8CE26F0E813FA4A2852582DB003ED6C1.pdf ) 

Always check the link to the most recent PDF schedule linked to at the bottom of the External Time Schedule webpage at:
http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DOCKCURR.NSF/81818e990db68cd085257523004e0192/8ce26f0e813fa4a2852582db003ed6c1?OpenDocument&scrollTop=0
where it says:

Time Schedule Comment: 
NOTE: For a more accurate view of the time and date of the events noted above, please open the attached pdf file to PREVIEW and/or PRINT the time schedule.”

Time Schedule for Docket No. 18-07-10 (click to check most recent version)
TITLE: Application of SJW Group and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. for Approval of Change of Control
PANEL: BCK
STAFF: Coordinator: Laura L. Lupoli
Lead Staff: Linda K. Corbin
Legal Advisor: Robert Luysterborghs
Docket Initiated: 07/18/2018 10:29:51 AM EDT
Date of last revision: 10/01/2018 10:53:51 AM EDT

Time Schedule Comment: 10-1-2018: LFE Exhibits are due 10/8/2018.
The hearing previously scheduled for 10/12/2018 is cancelled.

External Events Location Status Date Time
Application Filed CONFIRMED 07/18/2018 04:00:00 PM
Notice of Proceeding Issued CONFIRMED 07/27/2018 04:00:00 PM
1st Set of Interrogatories Issued CONFIRMED 07/31/2018 03:30:00 PM
Written Comments Due CONFIRMED 08/10/2018 12:00:00 PM
1st Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 08/14/2018 04:00:00 PM
Hearing HR1 CONFIRMED 08/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
2nd Set of Interrogatories Issued-DISREGARD CANCELLED 08/16/2018 03:45:00 PM
2nd Set of Interrogatories Issued CONFIRMED 08/30/2018 02:00:00 PM
2nd Set of Interrogatory Responses Due-DISREGARD CANCELLED 08/30/2018 04:00:00 PM
Hearing Hearing Room 1 CONFIRMED 09/04/2018 10:00:00 AM
Hearing Hearing Room 2 CANCELLED 09/05/2018 09:30:00 AM
3rd Set of Interrogatories Issued/Renumbered CONFIRMED 09/06/2018 08:30:00 AM
Eversource Testimony Per 9-4-18 Hearing CONFIRMED 09/12/2018 04:00:00 PM
2nd Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 09/13/2018 04:00:00 PM
4th Set of Interrogatories Issued CONFIRMED 09/14/2018 04:00:00 PM
3rd Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 09/17/2018 04:00:00 PM
5th Set of Interrogatories Issued CONFIRMED 09/19/2018 09:00:00 AM
5th Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 09/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 CONFIRMED 09/27/2018 09:30:00 AM
Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 CONFIRMED 09/28/2018 09:00:00 AM
4th Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 09/28/2018 04:00:00 PM
Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 CONFIRMED 10/01/2018 10:00:00 AM
Late Filed Exhibits Due (Amended Agreement) CONFIRMED 10/08/2018 04:00:00 PM
Hearing (Amended Agrmt/if needed) Hearing Room 1 CANCELLED 10/12/2018 09:00:00 AM
LFE Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 2 TENT. 10/18/2018 09:00:00 AM
LFE Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 2 TENT. 10/19/2018 09:00:00 AM
Briefs Due (Amended Agreement) TENT. 10/26/2018 04:00:00 PM
Reply Briefs Due (Amended Agreement) TENT. 11/02/2018 04:00:00 PM
Distribution of Draft Decision(Amended Agreement) TENT. 12/03/2018 04:00:00 PM
Written Exceptions Due(Amended Agreement) TENT. 12/06/2018 04:00:00 PM
Oral Arguments (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 TENT. 12/10/2018 02:00:00 PM
Regular Meeting(Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 TENT. 12/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
120-Day Deadline(Amended Agreement) CONFIRMED 12/17/2018 04:00:00 PM

Nov
6
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Nov 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

The Connecticut Water Planning Council will meet on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 1:30pm in Hearing Room 1 of the DEEP Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT.

A meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

Location: 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT
1:30 PM

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

Nov
14
Wed
Council on Environmental Quality @ DEEP & CEQ Headquarters Holcombe Conference Room
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan
17
Thu
CTLCV Environmental Summit @ Trinity College Washington Room in Mather Hall (2nd Floor)
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every year, the CTLCV Education Fund hosts our Environmental Summit to bring together leaders, lawmakers, advocates, and others for panel discussions and informational briefings on the key issues facing our environment in 2019.

Registration is now open for our 2019 Environmental Summit! You must sign up in advance to attend the Summit, so please make sure you RSVP today!

Many thanks to our co-sponsor, Trinity College, for making this event possible!

2019 ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

January 17, 2019
9 AM – 2 PM
Trinity College
Washington Room in Mather Hall (2nd Floor)
300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106
Jan
23
Wed
Council on Environmental Quality Meeting @ DEEP & CEQ Headquarters Holcombe Conference Room
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will meet on Wednesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM in the Holcombe Conference Room, 5th Floor, 79 Elm Street, Hartford.

The agenda has been posted on the CEQ website: http://www.ct.gov/ceq/cwp/view.asp?a=984&Q=248836

and is copied below

CONTACT

CEQ’s  Environmental Monitor can be viewed and printed at the CEQ website:
http://www.ct.gov/ceq/Monitor.

The next edition of The Environmental Monitor will be published on October 16, 2018.

CEQ calendars: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency77

or https://www.ct.gov/ceq/cwp/view.asp?a=984&Q=248840

AGENDA

1.  Call to Order; Establishment of a Quorum

2.  Approval of Agenda

3.  Approval of December 19, 2018 Minutes

4.  Chair’s Report

              Report on CTLCV Environmental Summit

5.  Citizen Comment Period*

6.  Staff Report

              a. Move to New Office Space

              b. Prospective Interns

BREAK

7.  Citizen Complaints & Inquiries

              a. Eversource Vegetation Clearing

              b. Forestry Practices and Wetlands Regulation

8.  State Agency Actions

              a. Proposed Comments on UConn Science Quad EIE,

              b. Prescribed Burn in Pachaug State Park – meeting on Feb. 11

9.  Workload Management & Status of Environmental Analyst Position

10. Other Business

              a. Legislative Initiatives to Watch

              b. Recommendation Regarding Energy Conservation at State Facilities        

 *The Citizen Comment Period is reserved for people to make brief comments to the Council
regarding topics not on the agenda. There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting.

Jan
25
Fri
Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation III: Road Flooding Workshop @ Middlesex County Extension Center
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
January 25th – Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation III: Road Flooding Workshop
9:00am – 2:30pm

Middlesex County Extension Center (1066 Saybrook Rd., Haddam, CT)

Register by January 18th

The Climate Adaptation Academy, which is a partnership of Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), is hosting a new workshop in January. Building on two previous Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation workshops, this session will focus on the legal and physical challenges municipalities are facing due to road flooding from extreme high tides and sea level rise.

Jan
31
Thu
RFP for the 2019 NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a reminder about the WebEx webinar on the request for proposals (RFP) for the 2019 NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants on December 10, 2 pm ET. We will answer questions about the FWS requirements of the grant process in this webinar. Please see the information below to find out how to join the WebEx conference.

 

For more information on the NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants.  Here is a direct link to the application process: https://www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/2019rfp.aspx. Proposals are due January 31st.

 

This Monday’s webinar will not go in as much depth about the application procedure, as that was covered in a previous NFWF webinar in November. However, you an get a recording of that webinar if you look at ‘Application Information’ on www.nfwf.org/fivestar.

 

We would like to get as many applications as possible to fund the best projects that meet the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program Standards of Excellence. Please share this information far and wide to any Service employee or partner that is working on engaging in new and underrepresented communities!

 

Contact Roxanne Bogart (Urban Bird Treaty Coordinator), Carrie.Clingan@nfwf.org (NFWF POC), or me if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

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Feb
1
Fri
Proposals due for the 2019 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program
Feb 1 all-day

2019 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program
Funding is available through a partnership of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. Up to $1.2 million is available. Proposals are due February 1, 2019

See also CT DEEP watershed management grants webpage.

Feb
5
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Feb 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
June 4, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Feb
19
Tue
WPC Advisory Group @ PURA
Feb 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meeting of the WPC Advisory Group

The Water Planning Council Advisory Group (WPCAG) holds regular meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.  Check the WPC Calendar regularly for any changes in meeting dates and times.

Meeting agendas and minutes get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636.

Location: Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT
1:30 PM

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

State Office of Policy and Management calendar: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency48

2019 MEETING DATES

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of PURA

Tuesday, February 19

Tuesday, March 19

Tuesday, April 16

Tuesday, May 21

Tuesday, June 18

Tuesday, July 16

Tuesday, August 20

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 15

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17

Mar
5
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Feb 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
June 4, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Mar
9
Sat
WATER: Public Trust Resource? Private Resource? Or Both? Conference @ Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central CT State University
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Click here to register

Conference Presented by
Rivers Alliance of Connecticut and
The Central Connecticut State University
Center for Public Policy and Social Research

Sat. March 9, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

Constitution Room
Memorial Hall, CCSU
New Britain, CT

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Will Be Served

Brought to you by:

Agenda in progress. Available soon at www.RiversAlliance.org/WaterTrust

Click to go to registration form

MISSION:

To examine and clarify the relevant law and policy underpinning the state’s management of water supply; and to examine the role of the public trust doctrine and statute in relation to water-supply law.

To focus on the water issues presently being debated in Connecticut, including:

  • guiding principles of water allocation;
  • role of the public trust in water;
  • water company mergers and takeovers;
  • exclusive service areas, rights and privileges;
  • prudent, fair water pricing for all, including large-volume users, such as bottling companies, and poverty-level customers;
  • water supply in water-stressed watersheds;
  • grandfathered rights to take water.

STEERING COMMITTEE:

Elizabeth Barton, Esq., Partner, Day Pitney, LLP
Charles Button, CCSU Professor of Geography
Don DeFronzo, Endowed Chair, Political Science and Practical Politics, CCSU
Richard Judd, Professor and President Emeritus, CCSU
Kristina DeVivo, Treasurer, Student Government Association, CCSU
Steven Kliger, Executive Director, Center for Public Policy & Social Research, CCSU
Margaret Miner, Executive Director, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
David Radka, Engineer, Milone & MacBroom
Roger Reynolds, Esq., Counsel, CT Fund for the Environment/ Save the Sound
Christina Robinson, CCSU Associate Professor of Economics
Paul Zagorsky, Esq., Partner, Zagorsky, Zagorsky & Galske

Registration URL: https://survey.ccsu.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=96M2nl6K

Poster by Kristina DeVivo

Mar
12
Tue
Western WUCC Meeting @ Brookfield Town Hall
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CT Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee website: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Drinking-Water/WUCC/Western-Water-Utility-Coordinating-Committee

DPH WUCC website: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Drinking-Water/WUCC/Water-Utility-Coordinating-Committee

Western Region
Water Utility Coordinating Committee
Meeting Agenda
March 12, 2019
Location: Brookfield Town Hall
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1. Welcome & Roll Call (5 minutes)
2. Review and Approval of November Meeting Minutes (5 minutes)
3. Review of Formal Correspondence (10 minutes): Barkhamstead Dollar
General Recommendation
4. Public Comment (10 minutes)
5. Discussion of Ridgefield Little League ‐Jensen Field Proposed Well
(10 minutes)
6. Discussion on Implementation Recommendations and Action Plan
(60 min)
7. Discussion of upcoming meeting dates (10 minutes)
8. Other Business, if time allows
If the meeting is postponed, the revised meeting date will be
Tuesday March 19th

 

 

Mar
13
Wed
2019 Water Quality Standards (WQS) Review Public Meeting @ CT DEEP Gina McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

2019 Water Quality Standards (WQS) Review
A Public Meeting will be held to discuss this triennial review process. More information is available on the 2019 Triennial Review web page.

Public Meeting Date:  March 13, 2019 (*)
1:30 – 3:00
CT DEEP Office
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT
Gina McCarthy Auditorium

(*) Snow date: March 15, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.

Please submit your comments in writing to DEEP.WQS@ct.gov on or before April 5, 2019.

Public meeting information
Public meeting information

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (Department) is initiating a review of Connecticut Water Quality Standards (“WQS”). This review is being conducted to evaluate the need to update or revise the WQS in order to remain consistent with state and federal law and to ensure that Connecticut’s WQS continue to reflect the best available science and support sound water quality management policies to improve and protect the water resources of the state.

Link to CT DEEP's webpage
Link to CT DEEP’s webpage

Your Input is Requested!
The Department is requesting input from all interested parties on any aspect of the WQS that the public believes the Department should consider for potential revision. The comment should include the topic of concern, whether it is currently covered by the WQS, and if so where, any suggested revision and the basis for the suggested revision. Any technical information or reports supporting the comment should be included.

The Department is particularly interested in comments on the portions of the WQS which the Department is evaluating for revision. These topics include:

• Updates to Numeric Water Quality Criteria:
• Revision to the Low Flow Statistic Applicable to Fresh Waters
• Extended Disinfection Periods for Sanitary Discharges
• Definition Highest Attainable Use in Surface Waters
• Protection of Downstream Waters
• Water Quality Classification Map Changes

Learn More at the CT WQS Webpage

Deadline to Comment: April 5th
Comments on the WQS will be accepted from
March 4, 2019 through April 5, 2019.

Comments should be provided via email to

DEEP.WQS@ct.gov

After reviewing any comments received during this Triennial Review, the Department will develop recommended updates to the WQS and initiate a formal regulatory revision process.

Mar
15
Fri
Long Island Sound Research Conference @ Danfords Hotel, Marina and Spa
Mar 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

2019 Long Island Sound Conference

March 15, 2019
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Danfords Hotel, Marina and Spa
25 E. Broadway
Port Jefferson, 11777
Register By
March 1, 2019 11:59 PM

Nov
2
Fri
SJW Group and Connecticut Water Service comments due (Oct 12 Hearing Cancelled) @ Hearing Room 1 - PURA
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Time Schedule below for Docket No. 18-07-10 was copied Oct 2, 2018 2:30 pm from http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DOCKCURR.NSF/81818e990db68cd085257523004e0192/8ce26f0e813fa4a2852582db003ed6c1/$FILE/8CE26F0E813FA4A2852582DB003ED6C1.pdf ) 

Always check the link to the most recent PDF schedule linked to at the bottom of the External Time Schedule webpage at:
http://www.dpuc.state.ct.us/DOCKCURR.NSF/81818e990db68cd085257523004e0192/8ce26f0e813fa4a2852582db003ed6c1?OpenDocument&scrollTop=0
where it says:

Time Schedule Comment: 
NOTE: For a more accurate view of the time and date of the events noted above, please open the attached pdf file to PREVIEW and/or PRINT the time schedule.”

Time Schedule for Docket No. 18-07-10 (click to check most recent version)
TITLE: Application of SJW Group and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. for Approval of Change of Control
PANEL: BCK
STAFF: Coordinator: Laura L. Lupoli
Lead Staff: Linda K. Corbin
Legal Advisor: Robert Luysterborghs
Docket Initiated: 07/18/2018 10:29:51 AM EDT
Date of last revision: 10/01/2018 10:53:51 AM EDT

Time Schedule Comment: 10-1-2018: LFE Exhibits are due 10/8/2018.
The hearing previously scheduled for 10/12/2018 is cancelled.

External Events Location Status Date Time
Application Filed CONFIRMED 07/18/2018 04:00:00 PM
Notice of Proceeding Issued CONFIRMED 07/27/2018 04:00:00 PM
1st Set of Interrogatories Issued CONFIRMED 07/31/2018 03:30:00 PM
Written Comments Due CONFIRMED 08/10/2018 12:00:00 PM
1st Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 08/14/2018 04:00:00 PM
Hearing HR1 CONFIRMED 08/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
2nd Set of Interrogatories Issued-DISREGARD CANCELLED 08/16/2018 03:45:00 PM
2nd Set of Interrogatories Issued CONFIRMED 08/30/2018 02:00:00 PM
2nd Set of Interrogatory Responses Due-DISREGARD CANCELLED 08/30/2018 04:00:00 PM
Hearing Hearing Room 1 CONFIRMED 09/04/2018 10:00:00 AM
Hearing Hearing Room 2 CANCELLED 09/05/2018 09:30:00 AM
3rd Set of Interrogatories Issued/Renumbered CONFIRMED 09/06/2018 08:30:00 AM
Eversource Testimony Per 9-4-18 Hearing CONFIRMED 09/12/2018 04:00:00 PM
2nd Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 09/13/2018 04:00:00 PM
4th Set of Interrogatories Issued CONFIRMED 09/14/2018 04:00:00 PM
3rd Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 09/17/2018 04:00:00 PM
5th Set of Interrogatories Issued CONFIRMED 09/19/2018 09:00:00 AM
5th Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 09/26/2018 12:00:00 PM
Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 CONFIRMED 09/27/2018 09:30:00 AM
Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 CONFIRMED 09/28/2018 09:00:00 AM
4th Set of Interrogatory Responses Due CONFIRMED 09/28/2018 04:00:00 PM
Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 CONFIRMED 10/01/2018 10:00:00 AM
Late Filed Exhibits Due (Amended Agreement) CONFIRMED 10/08/2018 04:00:00 PM
Hearing (Amended Agrmt/if needed) Hearing Room 1 CANCELLED 10/12/2018 09:00:00 AM
LFE Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 2 TENT. 10/18/2018 09:00:00 AM
LFE Hearing (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 2 TENT. 10/19/2018 09:00:00 AM
Briefs Due (Amended Agreement) TENT. 10/26/2018 04:00:00 PM
Reply Briefs Due (Amended Agreement) TENT. 11/02/2018 04:00:00 PM
Distribution of Draft Decision(Amended Agreement) TENT. 12/03/2018 04:00:00 PM
Written Exceptions Due(Amended Agreement) TENT. 12/06/2018 04:00:00 PM
Oral Arguments (Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 TENT. 12/10/2018 02:00:00 PM
Regular Meeting(Amended Agreement) Hearing Room 1 TENT. 12/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
120-Day Deadline(Amended Agreement) CONFIRMED 12/17/2018 04:00:00 PM

Nov
6
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Nov 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

The Connecticut Water Planning Council will meet on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at 1:30pm in Hearing Room 1 of the DEEP Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT.

A meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

Location: 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT
1:30 PM

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

Nov
14
Wed
Council on Environmental Quality @ DEEP & CEQ Headquarters Holcombe Conference Room
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan
17
Thu
CTLCV Environmental Summit @ Trinity College Washington Room in Mather Hall (2nd Floor)
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every year, the CTLCV Education Fund hosts our Environmental Summit to bring together leaders, lawmakers, advocates, and others for panel discussions and informational briefings on the key issues facing our environment in 2019.

Registration is now open for our 2019 Environmental Summit! You must sign up in advance to attend the Summit, so please make sure you RSVP today!

Many thanks to our co-sponsor, Trinity College, for making this event possible!

2019 ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

January 17, 2019
9 AM – 2 PM
Trinity College
Washington Room in Mather Hall (2nd Floor)
300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106
Jan
23
Wed
Council on Environmental Quality Meeting @ DEEP & CEQ Headquarters Holcombe Conference Room
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will meet on Wednesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:30 AM in the Holcombe Conference Room, 5th Floor, 79 Elm Street, Hartford.

The agenda has been posted on the CEQ website: http://www.ct.gov/ceq/cwp/view.asp?a=984&Q=248836

and is copied below

CONTACT

CEQ’s  Environmental Monitor can be viewed and printed at the CEQ website:
http://www.ct.gov/ceq/Monitor.

The next edition of The Environmental Monitor will be published on October 16, 2018.

CEQ calendars: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency77

or https://www.ct.gov/ceq/cwp/view.asp?a=984&Q=248840

AGENDA

1.  Call to Order; Establishment of a Quorum

2.  Approval of Agenda

3.  Approval of December 19, 2018 Minutes

4.  Chair’s Report

              Report on CTLCV Environmental Summit

5.  Citizen Comment Period*

6.  Staff Report

              a. Move to New Office Space

              b. Prospective Interns

BREAK

7.  Citizen Complaints & Inquiries

              a. Eversource Vegetation Clearing

              b. Forestry Practices and Wetlands Regulation

8.  State Agency Actions

              a. Proposed Comments on UConn Science Quad EIE,

              b. Prescribed Burn in Pachaug State Park – meeting on Feb. 11

9.  Workload Management & Status of Environmental Analyst Position

10. Other Business

              a. Legislative Initiatives to Watch

              b. Recommendation Regarding Energy Conservation at State Facilities        

 *The Citizen Comment Period is reserved for people to make brief comments to the Council
regarding topics not on the agenda. There will be a sign-up sheet at the meeting.

Jan
25
Fri
Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation III: Road Flooding Workshop @ Middlesex County Extension Center
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
January 25th – Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation III: Road Flooding Workshop
9:00am – 2:30pm

Middlesex County Extension Center (1066 Saybrook Rd., Haddam, CT)

Register by January 18th

The Climate Adaptation Academy, which is a partnership of Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), is hosting a new workshop in January. Building on two previous Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation workshops, this session will focus on the legal and physical challenges municipalities are facing due to road flooding from extreme high tides and sea level rise.

Jan
31
Thu
RFP for the 2019 NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This is a reminder about the WebEx webinar on the request for proposals (RFP) for the 2019 NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants on December 10, 2 pm ET. We will answer questions about the FWS requirements of the grant process in this webinar. Please see the information below to find out how to join the WebEx conference.

 

For more information on the NFWF Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grants.  Here is a direct link to the application process: https://www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/2019rfp.aspx. Proposals are due January 31st.

 

This Monday’s webinar will not go in as much depth about the application procedure, as that was covered in a previous NFWF webinar in November. However, you an get a recording of that webinar if you look at ‘Application Information’ on www.nfwf.org/fivestar.

 

We would like to get as many applications as possible to fund the best projects that meet the Urban Wildlife Conservation Program Standards of Excellence. Please share this information far and wide to any Service employee or partner that is working on engaging in new and underrepresented communities!

 

Contact Roxanne Bogart (Urban Bird Treaty Coordinator), Carrie.Clingan@nfwf.org (NFWF POC), or me if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

To join the event as an attendee
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Feb
1
Fri
Proposals due for the 2019 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program
Feb 1 all-day

2019 Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program
Funding is available through a partnership of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds. Up to $1.2 million is available. Proposals are due February 1, 2019

See also CT DEEP watershed management grants webpage.

Feb
5
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Feb 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Feb 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
June 4, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Feb
19
Tue
WPC Advisory Group @ PURA
Feb 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meeting of the WPC Advisory Group

The Water Planning Council Advisory Group (WPCAG) holds regular meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.  Check the WPC Calendar regularly for any changes in meeting dates and times.

Meeting agendas and minutes get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636.

Location: Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, 10 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT
1:30 PM

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

State Office of Policy and Management calendar: https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency48

2019 MEETING DATES

WATER PLANNING COUNCIL ADVISORY GROUP

Meetings will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the offices of PURA

Tuesday, February 19

Tuesday, March 19

Tuesday, April 16

Tuesday, May 21

Tuesday, June 18

Tuesday, July 16

Tuesday, August 20

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 15

Tuesday, November 19

Tuesday, December 17

Mar
5
Tue
Water Planning Council Meeting @ PURA
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Meeting of the CT Water Planning Council

2019 Meeting Schedule  (from https://www.dropbox.com/s/64glwyepgssa7qz/Notice_2019%20WPC%20Meeting%20Schedule.pdf?dl=1 on Feb 5)

MEETING DATES TIME LOCATION
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051

February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
May 7, 2019
June 4, 2019
July 2, 2019
August 6, 2019
September 3, 2019
October 1, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019

Meeting agendas get posted at http://www.ct.gov/water/cwp/view.asp?a=4801&q=573636

WPC Calendar: https://www.ct.gov/water/iCal/calendar.asp

See also https://egov.ct.gov/PMC/#agency30

 

Mar
9
Sat
WATER: Public Trust Resource? Private Resource? Or Both? Conference @ Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central CT State University
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Click here to register

Conference Presented by
Rivers Alliance of Connecticut and
The Central Connecticut State University
Center for Public Policy and Social Research

Sat. March 9, 2019
9 am to 4 pm

Constitution Room
Memorial Hall, CCSU
New Britain, CT

Continental Breakfast & Lunch Will Be Served

Brought to you by:

Agenda in progress. Available soon at www.RiversAlliance.org/WaterTrust

Click to go to registration form

MISSION:

To examine and clarify the relevant law and policy underpinning the state’s management of water supply; and to examine the role of the public trust doctrine and statute in relation to water-supply law.

To focus on the water issues presently being debated in Connecticut, including:

  • guiding principles of water allocation;
  • role of the public trust in water;
  • water company mergers and takeovers;
  • exclusive service areas, rights and privileges;
  • prudent, fair water pricing for all, including large-volume users, such as bottling companies, and poverty-level customers;
  • water supply in water-stressed watersheds;
  • grandfathered rights to take water.

STEERING COMMITTEE:

Elizabeth Barton, Esq., Partner, Day Pitney, LLP
Charles Button, CCSU Professor of Geography
Don DeFronzo, Endowed Chair, Political Science and Practical Politics, CCSU
Richard Judd, Professor and President Emeritus, CCSU
Kristina DeVivo, Treasurer, Student Government Association, CCSU
Steven Kliger, Executive Director, Center for Public Policy & Social Research, CCSU
Margaret Miner, Executive Director, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut
David Radka, Engineer, Milone & MacBroom
Roger Reynolds, Esq., Counsel, CT Fund for the Environment/ Save the Sound
Christina Robinson, CCSU Associate Professor of Economics
Paul Zagorsky, Esq., Partner, Zagorsky, Zagorsky & Galske

Registration URL: https://survey.ccsu.edu/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=96M2nl6K

Poster by Kristina DeVivo

Mar
12
Tue
Western WUCC Meeting @ Brookfield Town Hall
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CT Western Water Utility Coordinating Committee website: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Drinking-Water/WUCC/Western-Water-Utility-Coordinating-Committee

DPH WUCC website: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Drinking-Water/WUCC/Water-Utility-Coordinating-Committee

Western Region
Water Utility Coordinating Committee
Meeting Agenda
March 12, 2019
Location: Brookfield Town Hall
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1. Welcome & Roll Call (5 minutes)
2. Review and Approval of November Meeting Minutes (5 minutes)
3. Review of Formal Correspondence (10 minutes): Barkhamstead Dollar
General Recommendation
4. Public Comment (10 minutes)
5. Discussion of Ridgefield Little League ‐Jensen Field Proposed Well
(10 minutes)
6. Discussion on Implementation Recommendations and Action Plan
(60 min)
7. Discussion of upcoming meeting dates (10 minutes)
8. Other Business, if time allows
If the meeting is postponed, the revised meeting date will be
Tuesday March 19th

 

 

Mar
13
Wed
2019 Water Quality Standards (WQS) Review Public Meeting @ CT DEEP Gina McCarthy Auditorium
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

2019 Water Quality Standards (WQS) Review
A Public Meeting will be held to discuss this triennial review process. More information is available on the 2019 Triennial Review web page.

Public Meeting Date:  March 13, 2019 (*)
1:30 – 3:00
CT DEEP Office
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT
Gina McCarthy Auditorium

(*) Snow date: March 15, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM.

Please submit your comments in writing to DEEP.WQS@ct.gov on or before April 5, 2019.

Public meeting information
Public meeting information

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (Department) is initiating a review of Connecticut Water Quality Standards (“WQS”). This review is being conducted to evaluate the need to update or revise the WQS in order to remain consistent with state and federal law and to ensure that Connecticut’s WQS continue to reflect the best available science and support sound water quality management policies to improve and protect the water resources of the state.

Link to CT DEEP's webpage
Link to CT DEEP’s webpage

Your Input is Requested!
The Department is requesting input from all interested parties on any aspect of the WQS that the public believes the Department should consider for potential revision. The comment should include the topic of concern, whether it is currently covered by the WQS, and if so where, any suggested revision and the basis for the suggested revision. Any technical information or reports supporting the comment should be included.

The Department is particularly interested in comments on the portions of the WQS which the Department is evaluating for revision. These topics include:

• Updates to Numeric Water Quality Criteria:
• Revision to the Low Flow Statistic Applicable to Fresh Waters
• Extended Disinfection Periods for Sanitary Discharges
• Definition Highest Attainable Use in Surface Waters
• Protection of Downstream Waters
• Water Quality Classification Map Changes

Learn More at the CT WQS Webpage

Deadline to Comment: April 5th
Comments on the WQS will be accepted from
March 4, 2019 through April 5, 2019.

Comments should be provided via email to

DEEP.WQS@ct.gov

After reviewing any comments received during this Triennial Review, the Department will develop recommended updates to the WQS and initiate a formal regulatory revision process.

Mar
15
Fri
Long Island Sound Research Conference @ Danfords Hotel, Marina and Spa
Mar 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

2019 Long Island Sound Conference

March 15, 2019
8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Danfords Hotel, Marina and Spa
25 E. Broadway
Port Jefferson, 11777
Register By
March 1, 2019 11:59 PM