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Mar 22, 2017
Volume 87,  Issue 10
The Environmental Monitor
a publication of the
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Charlie Baker, Governor
Matthew A. Beaton, Secretary

The Environmental Monitor provides information on projects under review by the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office, recent MEPA decisions of the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, and public notices from environmental agencies. Please note that the links on this page require the use of Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ®, which is available free of charge at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.


Projects Submitted 03/01/2017-03/15/2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15657Irving Oil Gas Station & Convenience StoreBrockton04/11/2017J.Holmgren (508) 583-2595Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15658Dennis Yacht Club, Inc.Dennis04/11/2017Robert Perry (508) 385-1445Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15659Corridor and Streetscape Improvements on Main Street (Route 28)Dennis04/11/2017Gene Crouch (617) 924-1770Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15660Charos Dock Maintenance Dredging-10 Year PermitNewburyport04/11/2017Thomas Hughes (978) 465-5400Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
156619 South Mason St. Residential DevelopmentSalem04/11/2017Robert Griffin (978) 927-5111Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15662Sharon Park SouthSharon04/11/2017Daniel Merrikin (508) 376-8883Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15663Plymouth Municipal Airport Taxiway D and Master Plan ImprovementsPlymouth and Carver04/11/2017Alyssa Jacobs (978) 897-6271Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1565803/29/201710:00 AMMeet at - Dennis Yacht Club parking lot, 4 Harbor Road, Dennis
1565903/29/20172:00 PMMeet at Dennis Town Hall pkg lot-685 Rte. 134, South Dennis follow with site visit
1566103/30/20171:00 PMProject Site - 9 South Mason Street, Salem
1566304/03/201710:00 AMMeet at Terminal bldg. Gate 2 - 246 South Meadow Road, Plymouth

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15318Hoosac Valley Rail Service Adams Extension ProjectAdamsSingle EIR04/21/2017Dave Hewett (978) 461-6215Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15441Lynn Gear WorksLynnFEIR04/21/2017Stephanie Kruell (617) 728-7777Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15464Seekonk Package Distribution CenterSeekonkDEIR04/21/2017Bruce Hagerman (508) 695-1700Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15614North Quincy Station Redevelopment ProjectQuincyDEIR04/21/2017Holly Carlson Johnston (978) 461-6268 Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14346South Coast Rail - Phase 1 ServiceSoutheastern Mass04/11/2017Jean Fox (857) 368-8853Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15522HEEC Cable ProjectBoston04/11/2017Maria Hartnett (978) 897-7100Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15641East Street Culvert RepairMount Washington3/14/2017Pete Beckwith (413)528-2730Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15642Merrill Pond Wildlife Management Area Dam Removal and Rehabilitation ProjectsSutton03/24/2017Tracy Adamski (413) 572-3256Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15645Charlton Water Main DesignCharlton03/14/2017Tara Hourihan (617) 498-4694Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15646Montague Solar ProjectMontague03/14/2017Anthony Zerilli (978) 977-0110 ext. 2414Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15647Innovation ParkRaynham03/14/2017Daniel Gagne (508) 366-0560Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15648105 West First StreetBoston03/28/2017Corinne Snowdon (978) 461-7100Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15649125 Sumner StreetEast Boston04/07/2017Lindsey Mac-Jones (617) 357-7044 x213Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15650Proposed Medical/Office DevelopmentLongmeadow and East Longmeadow03/28/2017Robert Levesque (413) 568-0985Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15651Tom and Karen Doyle, Proposed Single Family ResidenceSandwich03/28/2017Robert Gray (508) 563-5349Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15653Lawrence TBD Urban Renewal PlanLawrence04/07/2017Anne-Marie Doherty (774) 277-6020Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15654Old South Road Mixed-Use Development ProjectNantucket03/28/2017Laura Rome (978) 897-7100Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15655New Bedford State Pier Rehabilitation ProjectNew Bedford03/28/2017Brad Saunders (774) 277-6020Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15656Aggregate Industries Saugus Quarry Reclamation ProjectSaugus03/28/2017Briony Angus (413) 562-1600Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15413Ledgeview at WrenthamWrenthamFEIR03/24/2017Joe Peznola (508) 460-1111 ext.515Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15502The Back Bay/South End Gateway ProjectBostonDEIR04/18/2017Kyle Greaves (617) 607-2988Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15542Commerce Way PlazaPlymouthFEIR03/24/2017David Hewett (978) 897-7100Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
11085Union PointAbington, Rockland and Weymouth04/21/2017Laura Rome (978) 897-7100Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
14255Seaport SquareBoston03/28/2017Laura Rome (978) 897-7100Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
14986Cleveland Reservoir Diversion Maintenance ProjectHinsdale03/14/2017Tom Touchet (978) 905-3219Holly Johnson (617) 626 - 1023
15060 Wynn Boston Harbor (FKA Wynn Resort in Everett)Everett03/28/2017Judith Kohn (617) 357-7044 x211Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15273Town of Eastham Water SystemEastham04/07/2017Mark White (617) 657-0265Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Secretary's Certificates 03/03/2017 - 03/17/2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15626Colburn Street Dam RehabilitationDedhamDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report03/17/2017
15635Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Center and Recycling Center Operations ExpansionDedhamDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/17/2017
15638Resurfacing and Related Work on Route 6Brewster, Harwich and OrleansDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report03/10/2017
15639North Carver Development and Urban Renewal PlanCarverRequires an Environmental Impact Report03/17/2017
15640Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School and 100 Financial Park ExpansionFranklinRequires a Single Environmental Impact Report03/17/2017

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
12626Closure of Northern Mound of Haverhill LandfillHaverhillDraft Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly Complies with MEPA03/03/2017
14900Tremont CrossingBostonFinal Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly Complies with MEPA03/03/2017
15450Essex LandingSaugusSupplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report / Notice of Project ChangeAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 03/17/2017
15524Shops at Emerald (f/k/a Whispering Pines)North AttleboroughDraft Environmental Impact ReportDoes Not Adequately and Properly Comply with MEPA03/03/2017
15577Rosemary Lake Dredging and Recreational Complex ImprovementsNeedhamDraft Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 03/17/2017
15597Harrison Albany BlockBostonSingle EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 03/17/2017

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
14780New Quincy Center RedevelopmentQuincyDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/10/2017
15385Turners Falls Power Canal Left Bank Drainage ImprovementsMontaqueDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/10/2017

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
15626Colburn Street Dam RehabilitationDedham04/05/2017Propose to Grant a Waiver 03/17/2017
15639North Carver Development and Urban Renewal PlanCarver04/05/2017Propose to Grant a Phase 1 Waiver03/17/2017

Special Review Procedures

No Data Found.

Public Benefits Determinations

No Data Found.

Advisory Opinions

No Data Found.

Requests for Advisory Opinion

No Data Found.

Public Notices

AgencyNotice TypeLocation
CZMNotice of Public Hearing and Submission of the Boston Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan - Note change in Hearing dateBoston
DARNotice of Submission of Yearly Operational PlanDanvers
DARNotice of Submission of Yearly Operational Plan Wellesley
DARNotice of Submission of Yearly Operational Plan for Keolis Commuter ServicesStatewide
DARNotice of Submission of Yearly Operational Plan Braintree and Quincy
DARNotice of Submission of Yearly Operational Plan Framingham
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateHinsdale
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateTaunton
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge Permit and Availability of Draft PermitBerlin
DEPNotice of Availablity of a Draft Water Management Act PermitYarmouth
DEPNotice of Issuance of a Section 61 Finding (EEA 15462)Millbury
DEPNotice of Public Hearing and Public Comment Period on Draft Phase II Acid Rain PermitSalem
DEPNotice of Issuance of a Draft Operating Permit RenewalLee
DEPNotice of Public Comment Period on Proposed CO2 Budget Trading ProgramSalem
DFWNotice of Public Comment Period on Priority Habitat Map for the 14th Edition Natural Heritage AtlasStatewide
Melrose Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management ProgramMelrose