On May 3, 2021, Allen Brook Development Inc., 31 Commerce Avenue, South Burlington, VT 05403 and Glavel Inc., 110 Main Street, Suite 2G, Burlington, VT 05401 filed application number 4C0329-21C for a project that includes: (1) merging Lots #4 and #5 to create a single 14.67 acre lot; (2) a change-in-use to Suite #1 for use as a facility to manufacture foam glass aggregate; (3) construction of a 45ft x 60ft covered canopy for glass storage; (4) construction of two 14ft diameter, 58ft tall silos for raw glass storage; (5) construction of two concrete bunkers for temporary storage of foam glass aggregate; (6) construction of a new paved truck pull-off for loading material; (7) construction of a new 4ft x 15ft covered canopy over the entrance to Suite #1; (8) construction of a new transformer pad on the north side of Suite #1; (9) construction of a 10ft x 20ft building addition to house mechanical equipment on the north side of Suite #1; (10) construction of a 2-acre gravel yard for storage, bagging, and handling of finished product; and (11) amend condition #16 of Land Use Permit #4C0329-21A to allow manufacturing use in the existing commercial building on Lot #5. The project is located at 131 Red Pine Circle in Essex, Vermont.
The District 4 Environmental Commission is reviewing this application under Act 250 Rule 51— Minor Applications. A copy of the application and proposed permit are available for review at the office listed below. The application and a draft permit may also be viewed on the Natural Resources Board's web site (http://nrb.vermont.gov) by clicking on "Act 250 Database" and entering the project number "4C0329-21C."
No hearing will be held and a permit may be issued unless, on or before June 7, 2021, a person notifies the Commission of an issue or issues requiring the presentation of evidence at a hearing, or the Commission sets the matter for a hearing on its own motion. Any person as defined in 10 V.S.A. § 6085(c)(1) may request a hearing. Any hearing request must be in writing to the address below, must state the criteria or sub-criteria at issue, why a hearing is required and what additional evidence will be presented at the hearing. Any hearing request by an adjoining property owner or other person eligible for party status under 10 V.S.A. § 6085(c)(1)(E) must include a petition for party status under the Act 250 Rules. Prior to submitting a request for a hearing, please contact the district coordinator at the telephone number listed below for more information. Prior to convening a hearing, the Commission must determine that substantive issues requiring a hearing have been raised. Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law may not be prepared unless the Commission holds a public hearing.
If you feel that any of the District Commission members listed on the attached Certificate of Service under "For Your Information" may have a conflict of interest, or if there is any other reason a member should be disqualified from sitting on this case, please contact the District Coordinator as soon as possible, and by no later than June 7, 2021.
If you have a disability for which you need accommodation in order to participate in this process (including participating in a public hearing, if one is held), please notify us as soon as possible, in order to allow us as much time as possible to accommodate your needs.
Parties entitled to participate are the Municipality, the Municipal Planning Commission, the Regional Planning Commission, affected state agencies, and adjoining property owners and other persons to the extent that they have a particularized interest that may be affected by the proposed project under the Act 250 criteria. Non-party participants may also be allowed under 10 V.S.A. Section 6085(c)(5).
Dated at Essex Junction, Vermont this 7th day of May, 2021.
By: /s/Rachel Lomonaco
Rachel Lomonaco, District Coordinator
111 West Street
Essex Junction, VT 05452