FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT

 

In the Matter of a Complaint by FINAL DECISION

 

Ethan Book and New England Energy Consultants,

 

Complainants

 

against Docket #FIC 86-203

 

Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority,

 

Respondent November 12, 1986

 

The above captioned matter was heard as a contested case on August 12, 1986, at which time the complainants and respondent appeared. The hearing was continued until September 2, 1986, at which time the complainants and respondent again appeared and presented testimony, exhibits and argument on the complaint.

 

After consideration of the entire record the following facts are found:

 

1. The respondent is a public agency within the meaning of 1-18a(a), G.S.

 

2. By letter dated June 23, 1986 the complainants made a request of the respondent for the following information concerning the Greater Bridgeport Resource Recovery Project:

 

a. how much money of the project is attributable to the demolition of Bridgeport I;

 

b. how much money is attributable to the Shelton landfill;

 

c. what portion of the tipping fees is for transportation and operation of the transfer stations;

 

d. what portion of the tipping fees is for ash disposal and estimated by-pass landfill; and

 

e. a copy of the annual financial projections on the estimated revenues and expenses for the operation of the plant.

 

Docket #FIC 86-203 Page 2

 

3. From the denial of access to the requested information, the complainants appealed to the Commission by complaint filed on July 21, 1986.

 

4. It is found that the records identified in paragraphs 2a, 2c and 2d, above, are not in the possession of the respondent, but are retained by Signal Corporation, a private entity that manages the project.

 

5. With respect to paragraph 2b, above, the respondent provided the complainants with a copy of the document containing that information.

 

6. With respect to paragraph 2e, above, the respondent provided the complainants with a copy of the document at a previous hearing held on August 12, 1986.

 

The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:

 

1. The complaint is hereby dismissed.

 

Approved by order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of November 12, 1986.

 

 

Karen J. Haggett

Clerk of the Commission