Publication Date
2022-03-08
Subcategory
Miscellaneous Notices
Public Notice of Public Information Meeting & Intent to File Application PUBLIC NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING & INTENT TO FILE APPLICATION
Please take note that on or about March 25th, 2022, Versant Power, PO Box 932, Bangor, ME 04401, Tel (207) 973-2000 intends to submit to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) a Tier 3 Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA) permit application under NRPA (38 M.R.S.A. 480-A-480-BB; DEP Regulations Chapters 305-355) and a water quality certification under (38 M.R.S.A. 401 of the Clean Water Act 33 U.S.C. (38 M.R.S.A. 1341).
Project Description: Versant Power (Versant), a wholly owned subsidiary of ENMAX Corp., proposes to rebuild and relocate an approximately 6-mile section of 46 kV electric transmission line (Line 1) in Dedham and Ellsworth, Maine. Line 1 currently runs alongside the Downeast Scenic Railroad corridor. The corridor crosses wetland areas which have compromised the integrity of transmission line poles over time and makes maintenance difficult. The rebuilt section of Line 1 will span approximately 3.9 miles of the existing Line 60 ROW between Nicolin Rd. and Bohn Rd. At Bohn Road, a new section of ROW will be constructed to facilitate connection to an existing substation approximately 2.2 miles to the north. To accommodate the relocated Line 1, Versant will widen the Line 60 ROW by clearing a new 60-foot swath. The Project will ensure Versant's ability to reliably serve customers in the Downeast region.
Versant Power will conduct an online Public Information Meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 17th over Zoom. Representatives from Versant Power will be available to explain the project and provide an opportunity for questions. Participants may access the meeting by typing the following URL into their web browser: https://vhb.zoom.us/j/81135205612?pwd=b01YS3VCRi9qMFJqRnZyaFdlZFRNdz09
If you prefer not to use Zoom or can't, you can dial into the meeting by using the following information:
Dial in: (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 811 3520 5612
Passcode: 024731
A request for a public hearing or a request that the Board of Environmental Protection to assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the Department, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is accepted for processing. A public hearing may or may not be held at the discretion of the Commissioner or the Board of Environmental Protection. Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the processing of the application. Public comments may be provided to DEP addressed to Shannon Smith, Department of Environmental Protection, 106 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. After the application is filed with DEP, the document may be reviewed by the public at the Ellsworth City Hall, the Dedham Townhall, and the DEP Office at 106 Hogan Road, Bangor during normal working hours.