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Apr 20, 2016
Volume 85,  Issue 12
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 April 1 - 15, 2016

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15502The Back Bay / South End Gateway ProjectBoston05/31/2016Seth Lattrell (617) 607-2973Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15503Haskell Dam RehabilitationGloucester05/10/2016Matthew Bellisle (508) 543-1755Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15504Hingham Shipyard Marina Dredging ProjectHingham05/10/2016Michael Count (508) 748-0937Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15505295 Canal Street Office BuildingMalden05/10/2016Stacy Minihane (508) 366-0560Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15506Wellfleet Harbor Maintenance DredgingWellfleet05/20/2016Russell Titmuss (508) 533-6666Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1120205/10/201610:00 AMMassDOT District 3 office - 403 Belmont Street, Worcester
1530005/11/20162:00 PMMeet at Provincetown Marina, 9 Ryder Street Ext., Provincetown
1550205/18/20161:00Boston Common Hotel, 40 Trinity Place, Boston
1550305/05/20161:00 PMMeet at the gate at the entrance to site at 10 Forest Lane, Gloucester
1550405/03/20161:30 PMMeet in front of the Hingham Shipyard, 24 Shipyard Drive, Hingham
1550605/11/201611:00 AMMeet at Harbormaster Office at Town Pier, 15 Kendrich Ave., Wellfleet

Environmental Impact Reports

No Data Found.

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13367Waterside PlaceBoston05/10/2016Corinne Snowdon (978) 879-7100Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15300Provincetown Marina 2016Provincetown05/10/2016Ken Fields (617) 357-7044Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15456John F. Parker Municipal Golf Course ExpansionTaunton05/20/2016Gilbert Alegi (508) 822-7862Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15486Maintenance and Reconstruction of 36 Wheelchair Ramps at 16 IntersectionsBoston (Beacon Hill)05/03/2016Katie Choe (617) 635-4955Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15494Landing ApartmentsBraintree04/26/2016David Kelly (781) 843-4333Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15495The Cape Club Falmouth04/26/2016Kelly Durfee Cardoza (508) 880-2905Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15496Well No. 5Lancaster05/31/2016David Harwood (978) 679-1601Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15497Mill Renovation and Jackson Street Bridge over the Hamilton CanalLowell04/26/2016Dorcas Grigg-Saito (978) 937-9700Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15498Well No. 12Sandwich04/26/2016Robert Bell (978) 905-2716Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15499DeLuca ResidenceRockport04/26/2016Michael DeRosa (978) 948-7717Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15500Hurd-Wyman Elementary SchoolWoburn04/26/2016Richard Rice (617) 426-2858Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15501Parkers River Tidal RestorationYarmouth05/06/2016Jason Ringler (401) 415-9456Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
11202MassDOT Snow and Ice Control (see Public Notice below)Statewide2017 Environmental Status and Planning Report Work Plan05/20/2016Laurene Poland (857)368-8821Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
14975New Water and Wastewater SolutionsNorth ReadingDEIR05/06/2016Paul Brinkman (978) 416-8011Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15022Comprehensive Wastewater Management PlanHarwichSingle EIR05/06/2016Rob Musci (617) 452-6642Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15260North Shore CrossingBeverlyFEIR04/22/2016Ryan Bianchetto (781) 935-6889Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15356Southbridge Recycling and Disposal ParkSouthbridgeSupplemental FEIR05/06/2016David Hewett (978) 461-6215Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15407Canal Unit 3SandwichDEIR04/22/2016Jackie Bruce (978) 212-3284Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15451North Scituate Beach Nourishment ProjectScituateSingle EIR04/22/2016John Ramsey (508) 539-3737Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15457Cumberland FarmsTewksburySingle EIR05/06/2016Philip Henry (978) 794-5400Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13176Expansion of CRMC Bioenergy FacilityDartmouth05/10/2016Thomas Yeransian (508) 339-3074Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
13580Redbrook Development (formerly River Run)/Solar ProjectPlymouth04/26/2016Stacy Minihane (508) 366-0560Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
14767Quincy Shipyard DredgingQuincy05/10/2016Robert Cummings (951) 677-9031Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Secretary's Certificates April 1 - 15, 2016

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15455W.L. Byrne, Inc.MiddleboroughDoes not require an EIR04/08/2016
15481Mill Brook Headwaters RestorationChilmarkDoes not require an EIR04/08/2016
15482 Mystic Station Barge Berth Structures and Outall Structure RepairEverettDoes not require an EIR04/08/2016
15483Revitalization Plan for Center City HolyokeHolyokeDoes not require an EIR04/08/2016

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
15445Mid-Cape Main Replacement ProjectYarmouth, Dennis, Harwich and BrewsterSingle EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA04/15/2016
15459Ashland Rail Transit ApartmentsAshlandSingle EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA04/15/2016
15462United Materials Management of MillburyMillburySingle EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA04/15/2016

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
13936Turtle CrossingNortonProject change is insignificant; does not require an EIR04/08/2016

Records of Decision

No Data Found.

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
Andover Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management Program Harold Parker State Forest - Andover
Boston Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration ProjectThompson Island, Boston Harbor - Boston
CZMNotice of Federal Consistency ReviewsBoston, Plymouth and Provincetown
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanEversource Energy - Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Dennis, Falmouth, Orleans Sandwich and Yarmouth
DEPNotice of Scope of Work for a Hydrogeological EvaluationDighton
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitStockbridge
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitFalmouth
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitAquinnah
DEPNotice of Proposed Minor Revision of a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseBoston Marine Industrial Park (BMIP ) - Boston (Seaport District)
DEPNotice for an Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitStow
DEPNotice of Public Hearing and Comment Period, re: Proposed Air Quality Plan ApprovalMedical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) - Boston (Longwood Medical Area)
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitLynnfield
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitTyngsborough
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitActon
DEP/CZMNotice of Comment Period Extension for Draft Regulatory Revisions to the Waterways,Municipal Harbor Plan and Designated Port Area RegulationsStatewide
DFWNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration Project Hardwick
Lenox Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration ProjectLenox
Monterey Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management ProgramMonterey
Peabody Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management Program Peabody
Tyngsborough Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management Project Tyngsborough