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Feb 08, 2017
Volume 87,  Issue 7
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 Jan 18 - 31, 2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15626Colburn Street Dam RehabilitationDedham03/10/2017Adam Zysk (617) 531-0817Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15638Resurfacing and Related Work on Route 6Brewster, Harwich and Orleans02/28/2017Anne Bastoni (857) 368-8815Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15639North Carver Development and Urban Renewal PlanCarver03/10/2017Marlene McCollem (508) 866-3450Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15640Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School (BFCCPS) and 100 Financial Park ExpansionFranklin03/10/2017David Hewett (978) 897-7100Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15641East Street Culvert RepairMount Washington02/28/2017Pete Beckwith (413) 528-2730Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15642Merrill Pond Wildlife Management Area Dam Removal and Rehabilitation ProjectsSutton03/10/2017Tracy Adamski (413) 572-3256Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15643Topsfield Water Treatment PlantTopsfield02/28/2017Charles Caron (978) 874-5469Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1563903/01/201710:00 AMMeet at Carver Town Hall, 108 Main Street, Carver
1564002/27/201710:00 AMMeet at currant BFCCPS Bldg. 201 Main Street, Franklin
1564203/02/201710:00 AMSutton Town Hall (room 1A) 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton
1564302/22/201711:00 AMMeet at Topsfield D.P.W / 279 Boston Street, Topsfield

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15450Essex LandingSaugusSDEIR03/10/2017David Hewett (978) 461-6215Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15502The Back Bay/ South End Gateway ProjectBostonDEIR03/10/2017Kyle Greaves (617) 607-2988Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15577Rosemary Lake Dredging and Recreational ComplexNeedhamDEIR03/10/2017Joseph Freeman (781) 255-1982Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15597Harrison Albany BlockBostonSEIR03/10/2017Geoff Starsiak (978) 897-7100Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13886Green Line ExtensionCambridge, Somerville and Medford02/28/2017Lois Baxter (617) 222-3124Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
14780New Quincy Center RedevelopmentQuincy02/28/2017James Fatseas (617) 376-1365Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15385Turners Falls Power Canal Left Bank Drainage ImprovementsMontague02/28/2017Mickey Marcus (413) 256-0202Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
11511Fairfield ResidentialChelsea02/14/2017Kevin Maley (781) 881-2301Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15635Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center Operations ExpansionDedham03/07/2017Alan Benevides (978)482-7835Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15636Conveyance of former Middlesex County open space landMiddleton02/14/2017Warren Madden (857) 204-1565Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15637Downtown Urban Revitalization Plan Worcester02/14/2017Mary Ellen Radovanic (508) 792-4500Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
12626Haverhill LandfillHaverhillDEIR02/24/2017Bruce Haskell (617) 875-3693Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
14900Tremont CrossingBostonFEIR02/24/2017Stephen Martorano (617) 849-8040Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15524Shops at EmeraldNorth AttleboroughDEIR02/24/2017David Taglianetti (401) 457-2882Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13183Swansea Desalination FacilitySwansea02/28/2017Stephen Barrett (339) 234-2696Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15501Parkers River Tidal RestorationYarmouth02/10/2017Peg McBrien (973) 407-1465Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Secretary's Certificates Jan. 18 - 31, 2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
13940/15617ADM Tihonet Mixed Use Development Phase C6:Carver, Plymouth and WarehamDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/27/2016
15411205 Revere Beach ParkwayRevereDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/27/2017
15528Sawins Pond RestorationWatertownRequires an Environmental Impact Report01/27/2017
15541Improvements to Stephens FieldPlymouthDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017
15556Taylor Avenue Improvement ProjectPlymouthDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017
15621The Pointe at Hills FarmShrewsburyDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017
15624Regency at BoxboroughBoxboroughRequires an Environmental Impact Report01/27/2017
15625Chicopee Hotel RedevelopmentChicopeeRequires an Environmental Impact Report01/27/2017
15627Kraemer ResidenceFalmouthDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017
15628Interchange 12 Railway InterceptorFraminghamDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017
15629Magaura Revetment ExtensionOrleansDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017
15630Hough Neck Maritime Center Imrpovement ProjectQuincyDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
15293EF Education First IIICambridgeDraft Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly complies with MEPA01/27/2017
15542Commerce Way PlazaPlymouthDraft Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly Complies with MEPA01/20/2017
15547GE Headquarters ProjectBostonSingle Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly complies with MEPA01/27/2017

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
14123Boston EastBostonDoes not require a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017
14478Rivergreen (formerly Rivergreen Technology Park)EverettDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017
15356Southbridge Recycling and Disposal Park East Road Liner Extension Project (formerly Southbridge Recycling and Disposal Park Expansion)Southbridge and CharltonDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017

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
CZMNotice of Extension of the City of Boston Submittal Deadline for the (Municipal Harbor Plan) Downtown Waterfront District DictrictBoston
CZMNotice of Federal Consistency ReviewPlymouth
CZMNotice of Response to CLF Request of Reconsideration of South Boston Municipal Harbor Plan Renewal and AmendmentBoston
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Boston (Suffolk County)
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificationWinthrop
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Cambrdge
DEPNotice of a Scope of Work for a Hydrogeologic Evaluation North Reading
DEPNotice of Application for a Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitLunenburg
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality Certification Boston
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality Certification Boston (Charlestown)
DEPNotice of a Scope of Work for a Hydrogeologic EvaluationPembroke
DEPNotice of Application fo a Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitHarwich
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificationEast Bridgewater
DEPNotice of a Scope of Work for a Hydrogeologic EvaluationBoxborough
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Boston (East Boston)
Easton Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program Easton
Ipswich Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration ProjectIpswich
MassportNotice of Availabilty of a Final 61 Finding (EEA 15434)Boston (East Boston)
MassportNotice of Availabilty of a Final 61 Finding (EEA 13367) Boston (South Boston)
MDARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanSouthbridge
MDARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanBraintree
MDARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Athol
MDARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Acton
MDARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Cape and Islands
Wareham Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program Wareham
Wareham Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program Wareham
Westminster Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management Program Westminster