Meetings & Events

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(Meetings below listed in order of occurrence)

Updated Final Hearing Schedule for the EFSB Application Review Process

(Docket SB-2015-06: INVENERGY THERMAL DEVELOPMENT LLC’S APPLICATION TO CONSTRUCT THE CLEAR RIVER ENERGY CENTER IN BURRILLVILLE, RHODE ISLAND)

All EFSB hearings unless otherwise noted are held at the Public Utilities Commission’s offices
89 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02888

Pre Trial Motion Hearing Dates (Complete)

April 11, 2018

Opening Statements Date (Complete)

April 26, 2018  

Final Hearing Dates With Full Topic & Witness List

Note: The final hearings will span a period of months to cover the long list of topics and witnesses below. Hearings will continue on the days below with flexibility depending on how long it takes to get through cerain topics and the amount of cross-examination.  These dates will continue to shift based on board, counsel, and witness availability and we will do our best to keep these up to date.

  • JULY 19: (Completed)
    Project Details
    Invenergy – Wiitanen
    Employment
    RIBCTC – Sabitoni,
    Invenergy – Smith, Hardy
  • JULY 24, 25: (Completed)
    Employment
    Invenergy – Smith, Hardy
    RIBCTC – Sabitoni, Vatter, Genitle, Cortes
    Property Values
    Invenergy – MaRous
    Intervenor – Harris
    Town – Walker
    Advisory Opinion – Burrillville Tax Assessor
  • AUGUST 15, 16, 21, 22 (Completed)
    Comp Plan
    Invenergy – Pimental
    Land Use/Site Plan
    Invenergy – Pimental
    Town – Raymond
    Survey
    Invenergy – Lipsitz
    Town – Raymond
    Advisory Opinions – Statewide Planning, Town of Burrillville Planning, Town of Burrillville Zoning, Town of Burrillville Building Inspector
    Town – Johnson, Partington
  • AUGUST 23 (Completed)
    Air Emissions
    Invenergy – Feinblatt
    Town – Epner
    Advisory Opinion – DOH
  • SEPTEMBER 4 (Completed)
    Biodiviersity
    Invenergy – Ringler
    CLF – Comings
    Town – Zemba, Jackson, Hevner
    Advisory Opinion – DEM
  • SEPTEMBER 5 (Completed)
    Stormwater/Soil Erosion
    Invenergy – Jacobs, Riordan
    Town – Jackson, Zemba
    Groundwater & Surface Water
    Invenergy – Hershberger
    Advisory Opinion – DEM
  • SEPTEMBER 6 (Completed)
    On-Site Wastewater Treatment
    Invenergy – Blanchard
    Advisory Opinion – DEM
    Water Supply
    Invenergy – Bacon
    Town – Hevner
    Advisory Opinions – DOH, DOT
  • SEPTEMBER 12 (Completed)
    Traffic
    Invenergy – Chelbek, Smith
    Town – Coogan
    Advisory Opinions – DOH, DOT
    Electric & Magnet Fields
    Invenergy – Bailey
    New Access Road
    Invenergy – McDonald
    Town – Jackson, Coogan, Zemba
    Advisory Opinion – DOT
  • SEPTEMBER 18 (Completed)
    State Energy & Greenhouse Gas
    Invenergy – Hardy
    OER – Cool
    CLF – Roberts
    Town – Walker
    Advisory Opinion – OER
  • SEPTEMBER 20 (Completed)
    Continuation from September 18
  • SEPTEMBER 26 (Completed)
    Continuation from September 20.
    Note: In this meeting Invenergy was granted a continuance due to termination of their CSO by ISO-NE. Hearings were suspended and a check-in date to resume was scheduled for November 28.  The date was subsequently rescheduled for December 5th. 
  • DECEMBER 5, 6 (Completed)
    Note: Procedural Motions To Be Heard First

    Cultural and Historic
    Invenergy – Donta
    Lighting
    Invenergy – Hollins
    Noise
    Invenergy – Hankard
    Town – Hessler
    Visual Impacts
    Invenergy – Perkins
    DEM Adv. Op. – DEM Staff William Mitchell (recreation)
    Goff-Town Planner

  • JANUARY 8, 9, 16, 17

    Cost & Need
    Invenergy – Hardy
    CLF – Fagan
    RIBCTC – Vatter
    Town – Walker
    PUC Adv. Op. – No witness

  • JANUARY 22

    Groundwater & Surface Water
    Invenergy – Hershberger
    Town – Azivinis

  • JANUARY 22, 23

    Air Emissions
    Invenergy – Feinblatt
    Town – Epner
    DOH Adv. Op. – DOH Staff Michael Byrns

  • JANUARY 24, 30

    DEM Adv. Op. – DEM Staff Jim Ball (Oil storage and regulations, prev. sched. August 16) Jay Ostenkowski (lighting and noise)
    Biodiviersity
    Invenergy – Ringler
    CLF – Comings
    Town – Zemba, Jackson, Hevner
    DEM Adv. Op. – DEM Staff Jay Osenkowski & Chuck Horbert (biodiversity, forest fragmentation, wildlife, water supply, fish and wildlife, conservation priorities)
    DEM Adv. Op. – DEM Staff Chuck Horbert (spill over status of wetlands application)

  • JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 5

    Stormwater/Soil Erosion
    Invenergy – Jacobs, Riordan
    Town – Jackson, Zemba
    DEM Adv. Op.) – No DEM witness requested
    On-Site Wastewater Treatment
    Invenergy – Blanchard
    DEM Adv Op – DEM No DEM Witness requested
    Water Supply
    Invenergy – Bacon
    Town – Hevner
    DOH Adv. Op. – DOH Staff June Swallow
    DOT Adv. Op – DOT Staff Robert Rocchio & Joe Bucci

  • FEBRUARY 6

    DOH Adv. Op. – DOH Staff Michael Byrns (noise and possible lighting), Goff (EMF)
    Traffic
    Invenergy – Chelbek, Smith
    Town – Brayton
    New Access Road
    Invenergy – McDonald
    Town – Jackson, Brayton
    DOT Adv. Op – DOT Staff Steve Pristawa & Joe Bucci

  • FEBRUARY 7

    Project Details
    Invenergy – Niland
    Town – Pacheco
    DEM Adv. Op. – DEM Staff Jay Osenkowski & William Mitchell (cumulative impacts) & Terrance Gray (harm to the environment