LUPC Site Law Certification (SLC-9) to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

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Revised March 20, 2019

Central Maine Power Company (CMP) has filed applications with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) for construction of the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), an electric transmission line from the Maine border with Quebec in Beattie Township to a new converter station in Lewiston. Approximately 73% of a 147-mile transmission line will be built within CMP’s existing transmission corridor. The remainder of the line will be built in an undeveloped corridor owned or controlled by CMP in western Somerset and Franklin counties. The NECEC will be capable of delivering up to 1,200 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to the New England power grid.

The proposed transmission line will traverse several townships and plantations within the LUPC’s jurisdiction (listed below). As required by Maine law, CMP filed notice of intent to develop with the Commission. The Commission must make a determination whether the project is an allowed use within the subdistricts for which it is proposed, and whether the project meets any land use standard established by the Commission that is not considered in the MDEP’s review. The MDEP will use this certification in their permitting process pursuant to the Site Location of Development Law.

Appleton Twp., Bald Mountain Twp., Beattie Twp., Bradstreet Twp., Concord Twp., Hobbstown Twp., Johnson Mountain Twp., Lowelltown Twp., Merrill Strip Twp., Moxie Gore, Parlin Pond Twp., Skinner Twp., The Forks Plt., T5 R7 BKP WKR, and West Forks Plt.

Information will be added to this page as materials relating to this project become available. Information regarding the MDEP process is available through their website: http://www.maine.gov/dep/land/projects/necec/index.html.

Project Document Date Website link(s)
CMP Motion to Strike Group 2 Greg Caruso Testimony March 20, 2019
Motion to Delay Hearing March 19, 2019
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Correspondence Regarding Alternative Analysis March 18, 2019
Fifth Procedural Order March 13, 2019
Groups 2 and 10 Response to CMP’s Motion to Strike March 12, 2019
Group 4 Response to CMP’s Motion to Strike March 12, 2019
Group 7 Response and Objection to Motion to Strike March 11, 2019
Group 8 Response to CMP Motion to Strike March 11, 2019
Cross-Examination Lists and Estimates March 11, 2019
CMP Objection to Groups 2 and 10 Filing March 8, 2019
Groups 2 and 10 Revised Testimony Cover Pages March 8, 2019
Group 3 Response to Motions to Strike March 8, 2019
CMP Response to Objections and Motions to Strike of Groups 2, 4, and 10 March 8, 2019
Group 4 Objection and Motion to Strike March 7, 2019
Groups 2 and 10 Objections and Motion to Strike Witnesses March 7, 2019
CMP Motion to Strike March 7, 2019
Fourth Procedural Order March 4, 2019
Sandra Howard User Survey and Review Comments February 28, 2019
Prefiled Direct Testimony February 28, 2019
Notice of Public Hearing February 28, 2019

April 2, 2019, 10:30 AM (for parties only), 6:00 PM for public testimony at the University of Maine at Farmington. See hearing notice for details.

LUPC and DEP Response to Motions to Strike February 21, 2019
Intervenor Group 3’s Opposition to Group 2 and 10’s Motion to Strike February 21, 2019
Intervenor Groups 2 and 10 Motion to Strike February 20, 2019
CMP’s Motion to Strike and Responses February 19, 2019
NECEC Witness Lists February 15, 2019
Trout Unlimited's Response to Third Procedural Order February 8, 2019
DEP's Third Procedural Order February 5, 2019
CMP Response to Motion for Reconsideration February 4, 2019
Group 4 Letter in Support of Motion for Reconsideration February 4, 2019
Intervenor Group 2 and 10 Motion for Reconsideration February 1, 2019
CMP Objection to Trout Unlimited’s 1/24/2019 Letter January 31, 2019
CMP Objection to Boepple’s 1/31/2019 Letter January 31, 2019
Intervenor Group 2 and 10 Response on Greenhouse Gas January 31, 2019
CMP Supplemental Information (Link to DEP's FTP site) January 30, 2019
CMP’s Response on Greenhouse Gas January 29, 2019
Beattie Pond Design Modification January 25, 2019
Trout Unlimited Letter on Hearing Testimony January 24, 2019
Attorney Beopple Letter January 24, 2019
Intervenor Group 4 Letter on Hearing Topics January 24, 2019
Second Pre-Hearing Conference - Agenda January 4, 2019
Google Earth Map of NECEC Project (Updated) December 13, 2018
CMP Response and Supplemental Information December 7, 2018
Peer VIA Review of October Supplemental Materials November 23, 2018
CMP’s Response to DEP’s 11/5/2018 Letter November 20, 2018
Response to CMP’s 10/19/2018 Submission November 5, 2018
Additional Supplemental Application Materials and HDD Application Amendments October 19, 2018
Second Procedural Order October 9, 2018
Google Earth Map of NECEC Project (Select “CMP NECEC Project Layer” KMZ file under The Bureaus of Land Resources and Water Quality heading September 10, 2018
DEP Letter to CMP Re: Review of Supplemental Information and VIA September 4, 2018
VIA Summary Memo – Problems and Improvements August 27, 2018
Visual Quality and Scenic Character Peer Review August 20, 2018
First Procedural Order August 17, 2018
CMP Response to Information Request August 14, 2018
Visual Impact Assessment Response to Information Request August 12, 2018
Responses to Opportunity to Intervene August 6, 2018
CMP Response to Information Request July 31, 2018
CMP Response to Information Request July 26, 2018
July 13, 2018
July 12, 2018
May 7, 2018
March 29, 2018
March 15, 2017
December 19, 2017
October 13, 2017
October 2, 2017
Public Comments Updated regularly
Site Law Certification SLC-9 New England Clean Energy Connect

Beattie Twp., Lowelltown Twp., Skinner Twp., Franklin County

Appleton Twp, Bald Mountain Twp. (T2 R3), Bradstreet Twp, Concord Twp, Hobbstown Twp., Johnson Mountain Twp., Merrill Strip Twp., Moxie Gore, Parlin Pond Twp., The Forks Plt., West Forks Plt., T5 R7 BKP WKR, Somerset County

(Also located in organized towns Alna, Anson, Auburn, Caratunk, Chesterville, Durham, Embden, Farmington, Greene, Industry, Jay, Leeds, Lewiston, Livermore Falls, Moscow, New Sharon, Pownal, Starks, Wiscasset, Whitefield, Wilton, Windsor, and Woolwich.)

 

These are selected materials from the DEP Site Law permit application that are most relevant to LUPC's certification review. The entire DEP application may be obtained by contacting the DEP.

  on or about August 28, 2017