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May 25, 2016
Volume 86,  Issue 2
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 May 03 - May 16, 2016

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15513Alpine VillageBillerica06/14/2016Maureen Herald (978) 649-9932Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15514Buzzards Bay Wastewater Treatment FacilityBourne06/14/2016Wesley Ewell (774) 313-7599Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15515Cotton Gin Dam RemovalEast Bridgewater06/24/2016Gary Lemay (603) 428-4960Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15516Erving Riverfront Park at Usher MillErving06/14/2016Michael Gagnon (413) 241-6920Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15517JFK Highway Reconstruction Project - Phase 2New Bedford06/14/2016Lisa Sherman (401) 457-0366Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15518Roadway and Traffic Signal Improvements ProjectWestborough06/14/2016Bryan Cordeiro (857) 368-8813Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15519Weymouth Herring Passage and Smelt Habitat Restoration ProjectWeymouth06/14/2016Jill Griffiths (603) 428-4960Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15520Lewis Lake & Miller Field ImprovementsWinthrop06/14/2016Daniel Garson (781) 613-0396Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1551506/09/20161:00 PMMeet at East Bridgewater Town Hall, Main Conference Room,175 Central Street, East Bridgewater
1551706/09/20161:00 PMMeet at City Owned Parking Lot located at 20 Morton Court, New Bedford
1551906/02/20161:00 PMMeet at Gravel Parking Lot behind Skate Park ajacent to Project Site, 894 Broad Street, Weymouth

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15453Central Utilities Plant Second Century ProjectCambridgeSEIR06/24/2016Epsilon Associates Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14036Regency at Stow (formerly RidgeWood)Stow06/14/2016Gregory Roy (978) 779-6091Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
14754Garden GarageBoston06/14/2016Corinne Snowdon (978) 879-7100Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15496Well No. 5Lancaster05/31/2016David Harwood (978) 679-1601Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15502The Back Bay / South End Gateway ProjectBoston06/17/2016Seth Lattrell (617) 607-2973Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15507J-1 System Mystic River Crossing Replacement ProjectArlington, Medford and Somerville06/14/2016Gene Crouch (617) 924-1770Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15508Test Cell Nos.5,109 and 110 ModificationsLynn6/28/2016Jolanta Wojas (781) 594-4704Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15509Marshfield Yacht Club, (MYC) New Floats & Dredging with Beach Nourishment at Rexham BeachMarshfield06/21/2016Patrick Brennan (781) 799-0279Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15510Mill Street (Tel-Electric) Dam Removal and West Branch Housatonic River RestorationPittsfield07/08/2016Jim McGrath (413) 499-9344Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15511Swansea Waterfront RevitalizationSwansea06/10/2016Jeff Oakes (508) 748-0937Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15512Brook Meadow Estates / Meadowbrook FarmsWestport05/31/2016Alan Heureux (508) 636-5905Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15419South BayBostonDEIR06/10/2016Robert Ricchi (617) 357-7044Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
10185Implementation of the Beaudrey Water Intake Protection Screen at the Taunton River Desalination PlantDighton05/31/2016Pablo Romero (508) 880-0099Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Secretary's Certificates May 03 - May 16, 2016

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15486Routine Maintenance and Reconstruction of Pedestrian Ramps in Existing Sidewalks in Beacon Hill AreaBoston (Beacon Hill)Does not require an EIR05/13/2016
15494Landing ApartmentsBraintreeDoes not require an EIR05/06/2016
15495The Cape ClubFalmouthDoes not require an EIR05/06/2016
15497Mill Renovation & Jackson Street Bridge over the Hamilton CanalLowellDoes not require an EIR05/06/2016
15498Well No. 12 (TW-2011-02)SandwichDoes not require an EIR05/06/2016
15499DeLuca ResidenceRockportDoes not require an EIR05/06/2016
15500Hurld-Wyman Elementary SchoolWoburnDoes not require an EIR05/06/2016
15501Parkers River Tidal RestorationYarmouthDoes not require an EIR05/13/2016

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
14975New Water and Wastewater SolutionsNorth ReadingDraft Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 05/13/2016
15022Harwich Comprehensive Wastewater Management PlanHarwichSingle EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 05/13/2016
15356Southbridge Recycling and Disposal Park ExpansionSouthbridge and CharltonSupplemental Final Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 05/13/2016
15457Cumberland FarmsTewksburySingle EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 05/13/2016

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
13580Redbrook Development (formerly known as River Run)PlymouthDoes not require Supplemental EIR05/06/2016

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
15501Parkers River Tidal RestorationYarmouthnaPropose to Grant a Waiver 05/13/2016

Special Review Procedures

No Data Found.

Public Benefits Determinations

No Data Found.

Advisory Opinions

No Data Found.

Requests for Advisory Opinion

Project NameLocationComments DueMEPA Analyst
Fox Hill Yacht Club Slip BasinSaugus06/14/2016Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Public Notices

AgencyNotice TypeLocation
CZMNotice of Federal Consistency ReviewsChatham, Harwich and East Boston
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Holyoke, West Springfield and Westfield
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Massachusetts Coastal Railroad
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanMassachusetts Coastal Railroad
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateHanover and Norwell
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateLudlow and Wilbraham
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseEastham
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseMashpee
DEPNotice of a Draft Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitDuxbury
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateCohasset
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseChelsea
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificateFalmouth
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificatePittsfield
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificateBuckland
DEPNotice of Application for Water Management Act Permit Nantucket
DEPNotice of a Scope of Work for a Hydrogeologic EvaluationSouth Yarmouth
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseProvincetown
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitSouthborough
DEPNotice of Public Meeting,Comment Period and Availability of a Draft TMDLWestport
Framingham Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management ProgramFramingham
Sandisfield Conservation CommissionNotice of Intentl to Initiate an Aquatic Management ProgramSandisfield