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Jan 11, 2017
Volume 87,  Issue 05
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 Dec.15,2016 Jan.3,2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15631150 Seaport BoulevardBoston01/31/2017Chuck Anastas (617) 860-2556Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
156321000 Boylston Street ProjectBoston01/31/2017Lauren DeVoe (617) 728-7777Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
156331500 Broadway RoadDracut01/31/2017Maureen Herald (978) 649-9932Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15634Avalon SaugusSaugus01/31/2017David Hewett (978)-897-7100Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1563101/20/20179:00 AMMeet at Whisky Priest-150 Pier Four Blvd (Seaport District) followed by Site Visit
1563201/24/20172:00 PMMeet at St. Cecilia's Parish (lower level) 18 Belvedere Street, Boston
1563301/19/201710:30 AMProject Site, 1500 Broadway Road, Dracut
1563401/24/201710:00 AMMeet at City Hall (auditorium) 298 Central Street, Saugus followed by Site Visit

Environmental Impact Reports

No Data Found.

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14881Umass Lowell Strategic Development Plan 2016 - 2021Lowell01/31/2017Adam Baacke (978) 934-5996Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15501Parkers River Tidal RestorationYarmouth02/10/2017Peg McBrien (973) 407-1465Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15411205 Revere Beach ParkwayRevere01/20/2017Rick Latini (617) 482-7080Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15528Sawins Pond RestorationWatertown01/20/2017Brian Snow (617) 330-7018Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15541Improvements to Stephens FieldPlymouth01/10/2017Lauren Gluck (508) 543-1755Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15556Taylor Avenue Improvements ProjectPlymouth01/10/2017Maria Hartnett (410) 541-9766Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15617 (13940)ADM Tihonet Mixed Use Development Project, Phase C6 Federal Rd. WestCarver and Wareham01/18/2017Stacy Minihane (508) 366-0560Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15621The Pointe at Hills FarmShrewsbury01/10/2017Wayne Belec (508) 366-6552Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15624Regency at BoxboroughBoxborough01/20/2017Richard Harrington (978) 263-8585Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15625Chicopee Hotel RedevelopmentChicopee01/20/2017Stephanie Kruel (617) 607-2972Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15626Colburn Street Dam RehabilitationDedham01/31/2017Adam Zysk (617) 531-0817Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15627Kraemer ResidenceFalmouth01/10/2017Mike Borselli (508) 495-1225Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15628Interchange 12 Railway InterceptorFramingham01/10/2017Lori Benoit (413) 387-4516Rick Bourre (617) 626-1130
15629Magauran Revetment ExtensionOrleans01/10/2017David Lyttle (508) 255-8312Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15630Houghs Neck Maritime Center Improvement ProjectQuincy01/10/2017Tracy Adamski (413) 572-3256Rick Bourre (617) 626-1130

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15293EF Education First Expansion Project at North PointCambridgeDraft Environmental Impact Report01/20/2017Kyle Greaves (617) 607-2988Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15542Commerce Way PlazaPlymouthDEIR01/13/2017David Hewett (978) 897-7100Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15547GE Headquarters ProjectBoston (south Boston)SEIR01/20/2017Elizabeth Grob (617) 607-2942Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
3247Boston-Logan International Airport 2015 Environmental Data Report Boston (East Boston)EIR/EDR01/31/2017Stewart Dalzell (617) 568-3524Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14123Boston East DPA SiteBoston01/10/2017Robert Ricchi (617) 257-7044Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
14478Rivergreen (formerly known as Rivergreen Technology Park)Everett01/10/2017Jacqui Krum (857) 770-7802Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15356Southbridge Recycling and Disposal Park East Road Liner Eetension ProjectSouthbridge01/10/2017David Hewett (978) 897-7100Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Secretary's Certificates Dec.15,2016 Jan.6, 2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15318Hoosac Valley Rail Service/Adams Extension ProjectAdams / North AdamsRequires an Environmental Impact Report12/16/2016
15606Seawall Stabilization Prohect, Substation #36NewburyportDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report12/23/2016
15610115 Winthrop SquareBostonRequires an Environmental Impact Report01/06/2017
1561168 Middlesex Turnpike and 128 Wheeler Road RedvelopmentBurlingtonDoes not require and Environmental Impact Report12/23/2016
15612Proposed TJX Expansion and Parking GarageFramingham and NatickDoes not require and Environmental Impact Report12/23/2016
15613Proposed Boat Ramp ReconstructionMashpeeDoes not require an Evironmental Impact Report12/30/2016
15614North Quincy Station Redvelopment QuincyRequires an Environmental Impact Report12/23/2016
15615Townsend Fire StationTownsendDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report12/23/2016
15616North Square at the Mill DistrictAmherstDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/06/2017
15618Gas Station with Drive-Through and RestaurantDracutDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/06/2017
15619Article 97 Land DispositionFranklinDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/06/2017
15620Palmers Cove Yacht Club, Inc.SalemDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/06/2017
15622Bass River Marina Site ImprovementsDennisDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/06/2017
15623Lighthouse Inn Groin ImprovementsDennisRequires an Environmental Impact Report01/06/2017

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
15138The GroveShrewsburySupplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report / Notice of Project ChangeAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 12/16/2016
15529West Roxbury to Needham Reliability ProjectBoston (West Roxbury), Dedham and NeedhamDraft Environmental Impact ReportAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 12/16/2016
15558Arsenal on the CharlesWatertownSingle EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 12/16/2016

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15517JFK highway Reconstruction Project - Phase IINew BedfordProject change is insignificant12/23/2016

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
DCRNotice of Schedule for Preparation of Water Needs ForecastsFrench River Basin
DEPNotice of a Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for the Proposed Air Quality Plan Approval, Section 61 Findings, and Draft Prevention of Significant Deterioration PermitSandwich
DEPNotice of Application and a Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitWest Bridgewater
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification Marshfield
DEPNotice of Application and a Draft Groundwater Discharge Permit RenewalHopkinton
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificationClinton
DEPNotice of Application for a Major Modification of a Site AssignmentWilbraham
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification Wareham
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License and Revised Public Comment DeadlineBoston (South Boston)
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Barnstable
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Water Management Act Permit RenewalsSandwich
DEPNotice of Applications for Water Management Act Permit Renewals Connecticut River Basin
DOTNotice of Section 61 Finding for Crown Colony Place ApartmentsQuincy
Hingham Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration ProjectHingham
Wareham Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program at Agawam Mill PondWareham