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Jan 20, 2016
Volume 85,  Issue 6
The Environmental Monitor
a publication of the
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Charles D. Baker, Jr., Governor
Matthew 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 January 1-15, 2016

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15462United Material Management of MillburyMillbury02/19/2016Gregory Wirsen (508) 888-6034Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15469New Source at Test Well 5-06Lancaster02/19/2016Bethany Ordung (978) 648-6025Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
1547010 & 14 Massasoit Bridge RoadNantucket02/09/2016Brian Madden (508) 746-9491Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15471Northampton Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP)Northampton02/09/2016David Peterson (617) 498-4755Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15472Park CentralSouthborough02/19/2016David Hewett (978) 897-7100Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1546202/02/201610:00 AMTown Hall (large conference room) - Millbury
1546301/29/20162:00 PMProject Site - intersection of Newfield and Summer Streets, Plymouth
1546902/04/20161:30 PMProject Site - northeast quadrant of intersection of Still River Road and Forbush Mill Road, Lancaster
1547102/04/20161:00 PMDepartment of Public Works - 125 Locust Street, Northampton
1547202/04/201611:00 AMOffice of Capital Group Properties- 259 Turnpike Road (Suite 100) - Southborough

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15233Center 128NeedhamSEIR02/19/2016David Hewett (978) 897-7100Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15283Merrimack Valley Reliability ProjectTewksbury, Andover and DracutFEIR02/19/2016Marc Bergeron (508) 752-1001Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15413Ledgeview at WrenthamWrenthamDEIR02/19/2016Joe Peznola (508) 460-1111 ext.515Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13862The Village at Lincoln ParkDartmouth02/09/2016Bradley McKenzie (781) 792-3900Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15446Nagog Pond Water Treatment PlantActon02/02/2016Stephen Olson (617) 657-0200Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15453Central Utilities Plant Second Century Plant ExpansionCambridge01/22/2016Corinne Snowdon (978) 461-7100Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15454Single-Family HomeCohasset02/05/2016John Cavanaro (781) 659-8187Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15457Cumberland FarmsTewksbury01/22/2016Philip Henry (978) 794-5400Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15459 Ashland Rail Transit ApartmentsAshland02/09/2016David Kelly (781) 843-4333Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15460Fairhaven/Little Bay Oyster Habitat RestorationFairhaven01/26/2016Matt Pelikan (508) 693-6287, ext.11Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15461Saquatucket Marina ReplacementHarwich01/26/2016John Rendon (508) 533-6666Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15463Holmes Dam Removal and Town Brook RestorationPlymouth02/05/2016Becky Meyer (203) 271-1773Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15464Seekonk Package Distribution CenterSeekonk02/05/2016Bruce Hagerman (508) 695-1700Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15465Sharon Residences and Salmon Health & Retirement Senior CommunitySharon01/26/2016Kelly Killeen (781) 982-5434Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15466Taunton River Crossing Gas Distribution Main Replacement ProjectSomerset and Fall River01/26/2016Jeffrey O'Donnell (781) 982-5400Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15467Tyngsboro CrossingTyngsborough02/16/2016Dennis Page (978) 649-5638Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15468Ayer's City Industrial Park Urban Revitalization and Development PlanLowell02/09/2016Laura Lefebvre (978) 656-3517Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13019Brice-Lemon EstatesRutlandSupplemental EIR01/22/2016Christopher Lucas (617) 405-4140Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15313Central SquareFranklinDEIR02/05/2016Donald Nelson (508) 528-3221Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15356Southbridge Recycling and Disposal ParkSouthbridge and CharltonDEIR01/22/2016David Hewett (978) 461-6215Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
11333Bourne Integrated Solid Waste Management FacilityBourne01/26/2016Daniel Barrett (508) 759-0651Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
13651WestparkWestfield01/26/2016Stephanie Kruel (617) 607-2972Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
13690526-546 Revere Beach BoulevardRevere03/01/2016Richard Salvo (781) 231-1349Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
14909Boston LandingBoston (Brighton)02/05/2016David Hewett (978) 897-7100Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Secretary's Certificates January 1-15, 2016

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15381Coonamessett River Lower Dam Removal and Lower Bog RestorationFalmouthDoes not require an EIR01/15/2016
15448Winchell Reservoir Dam Removal ProjectGranvilleDoes not require an EIR01/15/2016
15449Route 20 Emergency RepairsOxford and CharltonDoes not require an EIR01/08/2016
15450Essex LandingSaugusRequires an EIR01/08/2016
15451North Scituate Beach NourishmentScituate Requires an EIR01/15/2016
15452West Britannia Dam RemovalTauntonDoes not require an EIR01/15/2016

Environmental Impact Reports

No Data Found.

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
12176Campanelli Business Park (previously reviewed as EMC Bellingham Campus and Athletic Complex/Industrial Site)BellinghamDoes not require an EIR01/08/2016
12484Taunton Sanitary LandfillTauntonDoes not require an EIR01/08/2016
14069Klarman Hall/G2 Pavilion at Harvard Business SchoolBoston (Allston)Does not require an EIR01/08/2016

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
15381Coonamessett River Lower Dam Removal and Lower Bog RestorationFalmouth02/03/2016Secretary proposes to grant a Full EIR Waiver01/15/2016
15448Winchell Reservoir Dam Removal ProjectGranville02/03/2016Secretary proposes to grant a Full EIR Waiver01/15/2016
15452West Britannia Dam RemovalTaunton02/03/2016Secretary proposes to grant a Full EIR Waiver01/15/2016

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
Barnstable Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration Project Barnstable
Bristol County Mosquito Control ProjectNotice of Public Meeting, re: Preliminary Proposed FY 2017 BudgetAttleboro
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan City of Holyoke
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Town of Franklin
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Town of Wilmington
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Town of Athol
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseBoston (North End)
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Concord
DEPNotice of Submission of a Scope of Work for a Hydrogeologic EvaluationSudbury
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Edgartown
DEPNotice of Application for an Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitQuincy
DEPNotice of Application for an Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitSandwich
DEPNotice of Application for an Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitBrewster
DEPNotice of Application for an Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitEaston
DEPNotice of Application for an Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitNorwell
DEPNotice of Issuance of Draft Operating Permit Renewal Plainville
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certificate Lexington
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certificate Norwood
DEPNotice of Application for a Joint Chapter 91 Permit and 401 Water Quality CertificationBellingham
DEPNotice of Application for an Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitHanover
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways PermitChatham
MWRANotice of Issuance of a Section 61 FindingWynn Resort in Everett (EEA #15060)
Oakham Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management ProgramOakham and Spencer
Westford Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management ProgramWestford