Stewardship Permit

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has released a Notice of Tentative Determination to issue a Stewardship Permit to Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, LLC, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Sections 22a-6h and 22a-449(c), 22a-454 as applicable, and Section 22a-449(c)-110 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA).

Specifically, the Pharmacia & Upjohn Company LLC proposes post-remediation groundwater monitoring, continued operation of a groundwater treatment facility, and to maintain and continue the long-term care and monitoring of cover systems installed on the property. Upon issuance of the permit, the facility's interim status will be terminated and long- term environmental monitoring and maintenance obligations will be imposed. The proposed activity is not expected to adversely affect any natural resources or human health. The permit authorizes post-closure care and long-term maintenance and monitoring to ensure completed environmental corrective actions remain effective into the future.

Draft Permit Documents

The following documents are available inspection:

The materials are also available at the North Haven Memorial Library, located at 17 Elm Street, North Haven, and at DEEP's Record Center, by appointment when open, and the CT DEEP's webpage listing public notices of proposed permit decisions:

https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Public-Notices/Public-Notices-Proposed-Actions---Opportunity-for-Comment/Proposed-Individual-Permits

Virtual Public Hearing

DEEP will host a Virtual Public Hearing online for the applicant to present its application; the DEEP to present an overview of its tentative determination and the draft permit; and the public to make comments and ask questions. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 and will begin at 6:00 PM and continue until all comments or questions have been made. Registration for this hearing is required; to register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8868329148527705100

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the hearing. A copy of the presentation for the Public Hearing can be downloaded here.

Request for Public Comment

The Commissioner will not make a final decision regarding this proposed permit until the public comment period has closed and all received comments have been evaluated and addressed.

All interested persons are invited to express their views on the tentative determination concerning this draft permit. Written comments on the draft permit shall be submitted no later than February 9, 2021. Comments offered verbally during the public hearing will also be considered. Written comments should be directed to:

Craig Bobrowiecki, Environmental Analyst by email to: craig.bobrowiecki@ct.gov or if email is not possible, by US Postal Service mail to:

Craig Bobrowiecki, Environmental Analyst, Remediation Division
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse, 2nd Floor
CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford CT 06106-5127