Client Alert: Robert Stein Appointed Next Chairman of the Connecticut Siting Council

March 29, 2011 Advisory

Robert "Robin" Stein of Stamford has been appointed a member of the Connecticut Siting Council ("Council") by Governor Dannel P. Malloy (D). Governor Malloy has also nominated Mr. Stein to be Chairman of the Council, a position held by Dan Caruso since 2006.

In announcing his appointment of Mr. Stein, Governor Malloy said, "I've known Robin for many years and continue to be impressed by his professionalism, his intellectual curiosity and the way in which he interacts with other people—a skill-set that will be particularly useful in this new position. The issues before the Siting Council are complex and important and I know that Robin will approach them seriously and with the attention they deserve."

Mr. Stein most recently served as Land Use Bureau Chief of Stamford, a position he held for 15 years until his retirement earlier this year. Mr. Stein began his career with the City in 1974 as Assistant Planning and Zoning Director. Prior to working for the City, he held positions as a planner for Puerto Montt, Chile and Niagara Falls, New York.

Comprised of nine members, the Council is charged with objectively balancing the statewide need for adequate and reliable services at the lowest reasonable costs with the need to protect the environment and ecology of the state. Projects overseen by the Council include the construction and operation of electric transmission lines, substations and generating facilities, telecommunications antennas, fuel transmission line facilities, and hazardous waste facilities.