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Oct 10, 2017
Volume 88,  Issue 11
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 Reader®, which is available free of charge at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.


Projects Submitted September 16 - 30 2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15766K Street Substation #385 ModificationsBoston10/30/2017Kevin O'Brion (508) 298-1009Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15767Cormier Habitat Mgt. Project, Krug SugarbushChesterfield10/30/2017Denise Cormier (413) 296-4040Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15768Oak Bluffs CWMP ProjectOak Bluffs10/30/2017Anastasia Rudenko (774) 470-1637Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15769Gurnet Point RevetmentPlymouth10/30/2017Eileen Ciampini (203) 400-6059Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15770571 RevereRevere10/30/2017Steve Laferriere (617) 889-1375Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1576910/25/201710:00 AMProject Site – Intersection of Plymouth Avenue and Willoughby Lane, Plymouth
1577010/20/201710:30 AMMeet at porject site - 571 Revere St., Revere
5484/869710/24/20176:30 PMMeet at Hanscom Field Civil Air Terminal,Bedford

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
156321000 Boylston Street ProjectBostonDEIR11/09/2017Lauren DeVoe (617 924-1770Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15702New England Power Co.Somerset and SwanseaSEIR11/09/2017Jamie Durand (401) 439-3020Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
5484/8696Proposed Scope 2017 L.G. Hanscom Field ESPRBedfordScope for ESPR11/09/2017Michael Gove (617) 568-3546 Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Notices of Project Change

No Data Found.

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15756Solar Photovoltaic Project and ANR LotsMattapoisett10/03/2017Brian Madden (508) 746-9491Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15760Ayer Landfill Solar ProjectAyer10/10/2017Emily Mann (617) 951-0418Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15761Maintenance Dredging Port Norfolk Yacht ClubBoston (Dorchester)10/10/2017Milton Fistel (617) 755-4521Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15762Nauset Marine East Proposed Boat Ramp ExtensionOrleans10/10/2017Donald Munroe (508) 255-6511Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
157630 Farm Avenue and 0 Forest StreetPeabody10/10/2017Jason Panos (987) 406-9979Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15764Atlantic Link ProjectPlymouth10/30/2017Gil Paquette (207) 889-3102Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15765Wrentham Business CenterWrentham10/30/2017Timothy Higgins (508) 643-2920Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13183Swansea Desalination FacilitySwanseaSEIR10/20/2017Stephen Barrett (339) 234-2696Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
14255Seaport SquareBostonDEIR11/09/2017Talya Moked (978) 897-7100Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15420Riverfront Business ParkFreetownDEIR11/09/2017Stephanie Kruel (617) 607-2972Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15529Eversource's West Roxbury to Needham Reliability ProjectWest RoxburyFEIR10/06/2017Michael Howard (978) 897-7100Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15625Chicopee Hotel RedevelopmentChicopeeFEIR10/20/2017Stephanie Kruel (617) 607-2972Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Notices of Project Change

No Data Found.

Secretary's Certificates September 22- October 06,

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15742Charles Street Former MGP SiteFall RiverDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report09/29/2017
15744141 Winthrop AvenueLawrenceDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report09/22/2017
15745Cochituate State Park Boat RampNatick, Framingham and WaylandRequires a Mandatory Environmental Import Report10/06/2017
15746New Harbor Electric Energy Company (HEEC) Cable ProjectBostonDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017
15747Cambridge Turnpike Improvement ProjectConcordDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017
15748Dunback Meadow Sewer Systems Infiltration & Inflow Rehabilitation LexingtonDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report09/22/2017
15749Clyde Brown Elementary SchoolMillisDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report09/22/2017
15750Norton Business ParkNortonRequires the preparation of an Environmental Import Report09/22/2017
15751Bill Delahunt Parkway Business ParkRocklandDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report09/22/2017
15754Kinne Brook Tributary and Skunk Brook Culvert Replacements and Stream RestorationChesterDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017
15755Chestnut Street Water Treatment FacilityFoxboroughDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017
15757Needham Street RedevelopmentNewtonRequires a Mandatory Environmental Import Report10/06/2017
15758Pittsfield Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal UpgradePittsfieldDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017
15759Drake's LandingWest NewburyDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
15323Norton CWMPNortonFinal Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly complies with MEPA 09/29/2017
15623Lighthouse Inn Groin ImprovementsDennisFinal Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly complies with MEPA 09/29/2017
15649125 Sumner StreetBostonFinal Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly complies with MEPA 09/29/2017

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
14764Daley DevelopmentLeeRequires a Mandatory Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017
15401Victor Drive at Main StreetTewksburyDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report09/22/2017
15622Bass River Marina Site ImprovementsDennisDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
15680Round Hill Salt Marsh Restoration ProjectDartmouthxxWaiver Granted10/06/2017

Special Review Procedures

No Data Found.

Public Benefits Determinations

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15649125 Sumner StreetBostonWill Have a Public Benefit10/06/2017

Advisory Opinions

No Data Found.

Requests for Advisory Opinion

No Data Found.

Public Notices

AgencyNotice TypeLocation
CZMNotice of Federal Consistency ReviewStatewide
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateWeymouth
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitNorth Reading
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseLynn
DEPNotice of Application for 401 WQC for the Proposed Replacement and Revision of the Army Corps of Engineers Massachusetts General PermitsStatewide
DEPNotice of Scope of Work for a Hydrogeological EvaluationHanover
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitFranklin
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge Permit Wayland
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitBerlin
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge Permit Wilmington
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Boston (Charlestown)
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificationPlymouth
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateWenham
DEPNotice to Publish Draft Regulations and Comment PeriodStatewide
DEPNotice of Application for a Non-Major Plan Application ApprovalNantucket
DFW/NHESPNotice of Issuance of a Section 61 Finding for Adams Substation EEA#15675Adams
Ipswich Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration Project at 28 Mill RoadIpswich
Ipswich Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration Project at 30 Mill RoadIpswich
MassportNotice of Availabilty of a Section 61 Finding for Parcel K EEA#15226 Boston
MDARNotice of Submission of a (YOP) Yearly Operational Plan Bellingham
Spencer Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management Project at Sugden Reservoir Spencer
Worthington Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration Project at Carver Cotton Gin DamWorthington