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Jul 20, 2016
Volume 86,  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 July 1 - 15, 2016

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15302Haymarket HotelBoston08/9/2016David Hewett (978) 897-7100Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15544Pathways AssociationDennis08/9/2016Justin Perotta (617) 443-0123Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15545Martha's Vineyard Shipyard, Inc. Boat RampsTisbury08/9/2016Richard Barbini (508) 693-2781Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15546Dole Place WellfieldWest Newbury08/9/2016Michael Gootee (508) 303-9400Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1554508/02/201610:00 AMProject Site - 173 Beach Road, Tisbury

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
146811265 Main StreetWalthamDEIR08/19/2016Robert Nagi (617) 607-2731Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15407Canal Unit 3SandwichFEIR08/19/2016Frederick Sellars (978) 208-4074Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15434Boston - Logan International Airport, Terminal E Modernization Project, Environmental Assessment/Draft Environmental ImpactBoston (East Boston)DEIR08/19/2016Stewart Dalzell (617) 568-5000Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15511Swansea Waterfront Revitalization ProjectSwanseaSEIR08/19/2016Jeffrey Oakes (508) 748-0937Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Notices of Project Change

No Data Found.

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15510Mill Street (Tel-Electric) Dam Removal and West Branch Housatonic River RestorationPittsfield07/22/2016Jim McGrath (413) 499-9344Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15525Wheelabrator Continuation of Use of the Saugus Ash MonofillSaugus07/26/2016Samuel Chapin (508) 819-1431Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15528Sawins Pond RestorationWatertown07/26/2016Michael Marcus (413) 256-0202Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15536Herring Creek Dredge ProjectAquinnah07/26/2016Bret Stearns (401) 330-1233Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15537Proposed Shorefront ProtectionChatham07/26/2016Donald Munroe (508) 255-6511Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15538Chick-Fil-ADedham07/26/2016Scott Thornton (978) 474-8800Erin Flaherty (617) 306-3791
15539Great OaksMethuen07/26/2016Maureen Herald (978) 649-9932Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15540Kent's Island Salt Marsh Restoration ProjectNewbury08/05/2016Jeff Oakes (508) 748-0937Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15541Improvements to Stephens FieldPlymouth07/26/2016Lauren Gluck (508) 543-1755Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15542Commerce Way PlazaPlymouth08/05/2016David Hewett (978) 897-7100Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15543MassDEP Groundwater Discharge & New Source Approval Water Supply Permitting for Fort Devens Army BaseLancaster07/26/2016Raymond Prisk (978) 796-3665Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15028South Station Expansion ProjectBoston (south Boston)FEIR08/05/2016Steve Woelfel (857) 368-8889Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15198Belchertown State School Redevelopment ProjectBelchertownFEIR08/05/2016Corrine Snowdon (978) 897-7100 Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15472Park CentralSouthboroughDEIR07/22/2016David Hewett (978) 461-6215Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14623UMASS Boston Residence Hall 1 and Parking Garage West/Joint Project Commencement Notice and Chapter 91 License ApplicationBoston07/26/2016Briscoe Lang (508) 543-1755Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
1891Kendall Square Urban Renewal Project (KSURP) Amendment No.10Cambridge07/26/2016Thomas Evans (617) 492-6800Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Secretary's Certificates July 1 - 18, 2016

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15508Test Cell Nos. 5, 109, add 110 ModificationsLynnDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report07/08/2016
15509New Floats & Dredging with Beach Nourishment at Rexhame BeachMarshfieldDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report07/01/2016
15515Cotton Gin Dam RemovalEast BridgewaterSecretary proposes to grant EIR Waiver07/01/2016
15520Lewis Lake & Miller Field RestorationWinthropDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report07/01/2016
15521Deer Island Public Access FacilityBostonDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report07/08/2016
15523Orient Heights Redevelopment ProjectBostonDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report07/08/2016
15524Whispering PinesNorth AttleboroughRequires an Environmental Impact Report07/08/2016
15526Roosevelt Avenue/Island Pond Intersection ImprovementsSpringfieldDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report07/08/2016
15527Old Sturbridge Village Solar ArraySturbridgeDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report07/08/2016

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
14272Herring River Restoration ProjectWellfleet and TruroFinal Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly Complies with MEPA07/15/2016
15453Central Utilities Plant Second Century Plant ExpansionCambridgeSingle Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and Properly Complies with MEPA07/01/2016

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
13755Apex Center (previously reviewed as Beacon NorthMarlboroughDoes not require Supplemental Environmental Impact Report07/08/2016

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
15515Cotton Gin Dam RemovalEast Bridgewater07/20/2016Secretary proposed to grant a waiver07/01/2016

Special Review Procedures

No Data Found.

Public Benefits Determinations

No Data Found.

Advisory Opinions

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
 Atlantic Bridge Project and Access Northeast ProjectWeymouth 07/11/2016

Requests for Advisory Opinion

Project NameLocationComments DueMEPA Analyst
Weymouth LandfillWeymouth08/17/2016Deirdre Buckley (617) 626-1044

Public Notices

AgencyNotice TypeLocation
DARNotice of Submission of a (YOP) Yearly Operational Plan Mansfield
DARNotice of Submission of a (YOP) Yearly Operational Plan Pepperell
DARNotice of receipt of a (YOP) Yearly Operational and Vegetation Management Plan Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden, Medford, Milton, Newton, Revere, Quincy and Somerville
DEPNotice of a Public Tentative Determination for Variances for the CSO Discharges of Lower Charles River Basin and Alwife Brook Upper Mystic River BasinCambrdge
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification Barnstable
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificationHeath
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseMalden
DEPNotice for a Groundwater Discharge PermitWestport
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification Fitchburg
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseWorcester
DEPNotice for a Groundwater Discharge PermitHolliston
DEPNotice for a Groundwater Discharge PermitSterling
DEPNotice of Application for Water Management Act Permit RenewalWestfield River Basin
Nantucket Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management Project Nantucket
Nantucket Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration ProjectNantucket