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Sep 20, 2017
Volume 88,  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 September 1 - 15

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
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 (978) 406-9979Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15764Atlantic Link ProjectPlymouth10/10/2017Gil Paquette (207) 889-3102Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15765Wrentham Business CenterWrentham10/10/2017Timothy Higgins (508) 643-2920Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1575609/26/20172:00 PMMeet on Site at 37 Crystal Spring Road, Mattapoisett
1576110/02/20173:00 PMOn Site - 179 Walnut Street, Boston (Dorchester
1576210/03/201710:00 AMOn Site - 235 Main Street, Orleans
1576309/28/201710:00 AMMeet on Site at Farm across from Peabody DPW- 50 Farm Avenue, Peabody

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 SquareBostonDEIR10/20/2017Talya Moked (978) 897-7100Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15625Chicopee Hotel RedevelopmentChicopeeFEIR10/20/2017Stephanie Kruel (617) 607-2972Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Notices of Project Change

No Data Found.

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15742Charles Street Former MGP SiteFall River09/19/2017Bille-Jo Gauley (978) 338-5830Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15744141 Winthrop AvenueLawrence09/12/2017Samuel Gregorio (978) 794-1792Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15745Cochituate State Park Boat RampNatick, Framingham and Wayland09/29/2017Matthew Lundsted (508) 281-5160Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15746New HEEC Cable ProjectBoston09/26/2017Les Smith (978) 618-7447Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15747Cambridge Turnpike Improvement ProjectConcord09/26/2017Craig Wood (781) 419-7696Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15748Dunback Meadow Sewer Systems Infiltration & InFlow Rehabilitation ProjectLexington09/12/2017Mel Higgins (978) 977-0110Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15749Clyde Brown Elementary SchoolMillis09/12/2017Aaron Gallagher (617) 338-0063Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15750Norton Business ParkNorton09/12/2017Mark Dibb (781) 552-4205Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15751Bill Delahunt Parkway Business ParkRockland09/12/2017David Kelly (781) 843-4333Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15754Kinne Brook Culvert Replacement and Stream RestorationChester09/26/2017Erin Rodgers (603) 852-8110Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15755Chestnut Street Water Treatment FacilityFoxborough09/26/2017William Buckley (508) 543-3939Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15756Solar Photovoltaic Project + ANR LotsMattapoisett10/03/2017Brian Madden (508) 746-9491Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15757Needham Street RedevelopmentNewton09/26/2017Stephanie Kruel (617) 607-2972Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15758Pittsfield Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Upgrade ProjectPittsfield09/26/2017K.Felton (978) 905-2100Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15759Drakes LandingWest Newbury09/26/2017Robert Blanchette (978) 388-2157Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13709Christina EstatesNorth AttleboroDEIR09/22/2017Michael Toohill (508) 792-4500Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15323Norton CWMPNortonFEIR09/22/2017Jaurice Schwartz (978) 532-1900Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15420Riverfront Business ParkFreetownDraft Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017Stephanie Kruel (617) 607-2972Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15529Eversource's West Roxbury to Needham Reliability ProjectWest RoxburyFinal Environmental Impact Report10/06/2017Michael Howard (978) 897-7100Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15623Lighthouse Inn Groin ImprovementsDennisFEIR09/22/2017Mark White (617) 657-0200Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15649125 Sumner StreetBoston (East Boston)FEIR/Rolled over from DEIR09/22/2017Robert Ricchi (617) 357-7044Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14764Daley DevelopmentLee09/26/2017Benjamin Naylor (413) 243-4122Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15401Victor Drive at Main StreetTewsksbury09/12/2017James Hanley (978) 416-0920Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15622Bass River Marina Site ImprovementsWest Dennis09/26/2017Michael Count (508) 748-0937Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Secretary's Certificates September 1 - 15

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15680Round Hill Salt Marsh Restoration ProjectDartmouthDoes not Require Further MEPA Review09/15/2017
15741Fawn Lake Dredge and Dam RehabilitationBedfordDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report09/08/2017
15743Trout Brook Pond Dredging ProjectHoldenDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report09/08/2017

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
14572Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment ProjectLudlowFinal Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly complies with MEPA 09/15/2017
15464Seekonk Package Distribution CenterSeekonkFinal Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly complies with MEPA 09/15/2017
15675Adams Substation Upgrades & Lines E-131 and Q-117 ReconfigurationAdamsSingle EIRAdequately and Properly complies with MEPA 09/15/2017

Notices of Project Change

No Data Found.

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
15680Round Hill Salt Marsh Restoration ProjectDartmouthn/aSecretary proposes to grant a Waiver09/15/2017
15732Tekoa Reservoir Dam Removal Montgomeryn/aWaiver Granted09/08/2017

Special Review Procedures

No Data Found.

Public Benefits Determinations

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15502The Back Bay/South End Gateway ProjectBostonWill Have a Public Benefit09/08/2017
15614North Quincy Station Redevelopment ProjectQuincyWill Have a Public Benefit09/08/2017

Advisory Opinions

No Data Found.

Requests for Advisory Opinion

Project NameLocationComments DueMEPA Analyst
Demolition at 115 Winthrop SquareBoston10/04/2017Page Czepiga (617)626-1021

Public Notices

AgencyNotice TypeLocation
DCRNotice of Availabilty of a Draft 61 Finding for EEA 15441 Lynn Gear Works Lynn
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitBourne
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 License and 401 Water Quality CertificationPlymouth
DEPNotice of Issuance of Draft Water Management Act Permits for South Coastal Basin Norwell and Marshfield
DEPNotice of Scope of Work for a Hydrogeological EvaluationEastham
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitHanover
DEPNotice of Application for a Water Management Act Permit Renewal and Public Comment Period for Shawsheen River BasinBurlington
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 License and 401 Water Quality CertificationFalmouth
DEPNotice of a Scope of Work for a Hydrogeologic Evaluation Sharon
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitPlymouth
DEPNotice of Request for a Site Exam to Expand a Public Water Supply Source for Buzzards Bay River BasinPlymouth
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseBoston (East Boston)
MassDotNotice of Availabilty of a 61 Finding for EEA 14255 Seaport Square M1 & M2 Boston
MassDotNotice of Availabilty of a 61 Finding for EEA 15293 EF Education First Cambridge