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Jun 21, 2017
Volume 88,  Issue 04
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 June 1 - 15, 2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15644Wright Road Cross - Country Water MainAyer07/11/2017Dan Van Schalkwyk (978) 772-8240Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15713Dartmouth Maritime CenterDartmouth07/11/2017Patrick Rezendes (508) 748-0937Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15714Proposed Cow Bay Road Bridge and Causeway RepairsEdgartown07/11/2017Tara Marden (508) 397-9689Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15715West Street Resurfacing & Related WorkGoshen07/11/2017Michael Gagnon (413) 241-6920Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15716Riverside Avenue Bank StabilizationHaverhill07/11/2017Briscoe Lang (401) 334-4100Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15717Oak Grove Urban Renewal PlanMedway07/18/2017Mary Ellen Radovanic (617) 896-4506Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15718Martins LandingNorth Reading07/11/2017Matthew Leidner (978) 794-5400Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15719East Chop Coastal Bank RepairsOak Bluffs07/11/2017Michael Count (508) 748-0937Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15720Forest River Park Seawall Repair ProjectSalem07/11/2017Mark Manganello (508) 746-9491Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15721Resurfacing and Related Work on Route 9Southborough07/11/2017Michael Trepanier (857) 368-8828Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15722Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project along Beach RoadTisbury07/11/2017Hung Pham (857) 368-8831Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15723Wellesley Sports CenterWellesley07/11/2017Paul Matos (508) 923-1010Deirdre Buckley (617) 626-1044
15724Owen District Road Water Treatment PlantWestfield07/11/2017Magdalena Lofstedt (617) 452-6597Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15725Shannon FarmsWoburn07/11/2017Scott Seaver (781) 935-0130Deirdre Buckley (617) 626-1044

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1571306/28/201710:00 AMProject Site- Corner of Water and Gulf Road, Dartmouth
1571407/06/201711:00 AMMeet in parking area acrossi Cow Bay Rd. Bridge Edgartown
1571606/30/20171:00 PMMeet at the Riverside Park parking area adjacent to the Merrimack River, Haverhill
1571807/10/201710:00 AM104 Lowell Rd. Thru open Gate off Lowell Rd. from Western Edge of Project, North Reading
1571907/05/201711:00 AMMeet at 105 East Chop Drive, Vineyard Haven
1572006/30/201711:00 AMMeet at project site parking area
1572207/05/20172:00 PMMeet at 13 Beach Street, Tisbury
1572407/06/201711:00 AMProject Site, Owen District Rd., (Turn in driveway of East Mountain Country Club) 1458 E.Mountain Rd. Follow road., Westfield

Environmental Impact Reports

No Data Found.

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15386Water Street Promenade ProjectPlymouth07/11/2017Laura Benson (603) 637-1190Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
9444East Lynn CSO Abatement ProjectLynn07/11/2017Anthony Marino (781) 596-2400Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15680Round Hill Salt Marsh Restoration ProjectDartmouthWITHDRAWNJason Ringler (401) 330-1234Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15692L Street Station RedevelopmentBoston07/07/2017Elizabeth Grob (617) 728-7777Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15702Grand Army ProjectSomerset and Swansea06/23/2017Jamie Durand (774) 643-1829Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15703Sudbury-Hudson Transmission Reliability ProjectSudbury,Marlborough, Stow and Hudson07/04/2017Vivian Kimball (508) 513-2713Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15705Land Transfer Associated With Commuter Rail Parking Facility at Ayer Rail Trail ParkingAyer06/27/2017Anthony Zerilli (978) 535-1900Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15706Treat's Pond Outlet Pipe ProjectCohasset06/27/2017Brian Joyce (781) 383-3094 ext.120Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15707Draft Comprehensive Wastewater Management PlanDennis07/07/2017Magdalena Lofstedt (617) 452-6597Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15709Wendy's Restaurant with Drive-Thru and BJ's Gas StationNorwood06/27/2017Thomas Liddy (617) 405-4053Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15710Reconstruction of Route 140 in PrincetonPrinceton06/27/2017Lindsey Barbee (978) 570-2997Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15711Reservoir Dam Water Storage and Fish Passage ImprovementScituate06/27/2017Thomas Cook (617) 443-7524Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15712Upper Flint Pond Dam Rehabilitation ProjectTyngsborough07/07/2017Melissa Coady (413) 572-3224Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
146811265 Main StreetWalthamFEIR06/23/2017Robert Nagi (617) 607-2731Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15413Ledgeview at WrenthamWrentham and PlainvilleSFEIR06/23/2017Joseph Peznola (508) 460-1111Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15575254 - 272 and 282R LynnwayLynnDEIR07/07/2017Ann Marton (781) 245-2500Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15625Chicopee Hotel RedevelopmentChicopeeDEIR07/07/2017Stephanie Kruel (617) 607-2972Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15642Merrill Pond Wildlife Management Area Dam Removal & Rehabilitation ProjectSuttonSEIR07/07/2017Tracey Adamski (413) 572-3256Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
12012Holyoke Long Term CSO Control Plan/Environmental Impact ReportHolyoke07/07/2017David Popielarczyk (413) 572-3233Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15213Town of Sandwich Sand Bypassing ProgramSandwich07/07/2017Kirk Bosma (508-495-6228)Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15273Town of Eastham Water SystemEastham06/23/2017Mark White (617) 657-0251Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15514Buzzards Bay Wastewater Treatment FacilityBourne06/27/2017Wesley Ewell (774) 313-7599Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Secretary's Certificates June 1 - 15, 2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15677Ausiello/Slifka Erosion ControlBarnstableDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report06/09/2017
15683Brant Rock Seawall StabilizationMarshfieldDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report06/09/2017
15686Wareham/Onset Island Oyster Habitat RestorationWarehamDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report06/09/2017
15687Puritan Road Flood Mitigation and Ecological Resilience ProjectWeymouthDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report06/09/2017
15688G.Mello Disposal Corp. Transfer Station ExpansionGeorgetownDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report06/09/2017
15690VIaco CrossingMiddleboroughDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report06/09/2017

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
11511Fairfield at Chelsea (formerly Fairfield Residential)ChelseaSingle EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 06/16/2017

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
1303199 Summer/Hodge Boiler Works SiteBoston (East Boston)Does not require a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report06/09/2017
15628Interchange 12 Railway Sewer IntercepterFraminghamDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report06/09/2017

Records of Decision

No Data Found.

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
Becket Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program Becket
CZMNotice of Request to Review the South Boston Designated Port Area (DPA) BoundaryBoston (South Boston)
CZMNotice of Federal Consistency ReviewsMattapoisett, New Bedford and Hull
CZMNotice of Extension of the City of Boston's Consultation Session for the Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Harbor PlanBoston
DEPNotice of Issuance of a Draft Operating Permit RenewalBellingham
DEPNotice of Application for a Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitOrleans
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificationHull (Nantasket Beach)
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateShelburne
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificationPhillipston
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificationEverett and Boston
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateChesterfield
DEPNotice of Issuance of a Draft Operating Permit for the Fairhaven ShipyardFairhaven
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitEaston
Hinsdale Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration ProjectHinsdale
MassDOTNotice of Memorandum of Understanding for the Kendall Square Transit Enhancement EEA#1891 Cambridge
MDARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) and Vegetation Management Plan Mansfield
MDARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan (YOP)Weston
MDARNotice of Rights of Way Management RegulationsCanton
MDARNotice of Public Hearing for Vegetation Management PlanCanton