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Mar 25, 2015
Volume 83,  Issue 10
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 Reader®, which is available free of charge at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.


Projects Submitted March 3-16, 2015

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15337Hatters Point Condominiums - Phase IIAmesbury04/14/2015Charles Wear (978) 299-0447Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15338Ryder's Cove Parking Improvements /ExpansionChatham04/14/2015Ted Keon (508) 945-5176Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15339Improvements on Grand Army of the Republic Highway and Faunce Corner Road (Route 6)Dartmouth04/14/2015Mark Kolonoski (857) 368-8831Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15340Fairhaven/Little Bay Oyster Habitat RestorationFairhaven04/14/2015Matt Pelikan (508) 693-6287 x11Rick Bourré (617) 626-1130
15341Domain FoxboroughFoxborough04/14/2015David Hill (617) 774-1723Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15342Murdock Pond DredgingGreat Barrington04/14/2015Michael Kulig (413) 243-4122Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15343Five College Library AnnexHadley04/14/2015Richaed Klein (413) 582-7000Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15344Adelaide SubdivisionMarshfield04/14/2015Brian Taylor (781) 834-8591Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15345Assabet River Rail TrailMaynard and Acton04/14/2015Mark Kolonoski (857) 368-8831Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15346Ballard Street Salt Marsh RestorationSaugus04/24/2015Rachel Burckardt (617) 960-4861Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15347Roscommon Open Space Residetial DevelopmentWalpole04/14/2015Thomas Liddy (617) 405-4053Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15348Solar Electric Generation FacilitiesWareham04/14/2015Brian Butler (978) 929-9058 x104Rick Bourré (617) 626-1130
15349K&W Materials and Recycling FacilityWest Springfield04/14/2015Charlene Perkins (978) 777-7250Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1533704/03/201510:30 AM60 Merrimac Street, Amesbury
1533804/03/20159:00 AMRyder’s Cove Town Landing, Chatham
1534104/01/201510:00 AMBoyden Library (Community Meeting Room) - 10 Bird Street, Foxborough
1534204/07/201510:00 AMBerkshire Eng. Inc. conference room. 80 Run Way, Lee
1534504/08/201512:00 PMMaynard Town Hall 195 Main Street, Maynard
1534704/01/201512:30 PMPublic Library (Community Room) - 143 School Street, Walpole
1534904/07/20152:00 PMProject Site – 138 Palmer Avenue, West Springfield
1535104/07/201510:00 AMBerkshire Eng. Inc. conference room. 80 Run Way, Lee

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15312Proposed Auto Storage LotBraintreeDEIR04/24/2015James Burke (617) 405-5100Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14774Pleasant Bay Dredge ProjectChatham04/14/2015Russell Titmuss (508) 533-6666Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
14958Recapping of Clinton Landfill and Remediation of South Meadow PondClinton04/14/2015Samuel Chapin (508) 819-1431Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15323Comprehensive Wastewater Management PlanNorton03/27/2015Bernard Marshall (508) 285-0280Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15331Padanaram Causeway ReconstructionDartmouth03/31/2015Mark Kololnoski (857) 368-8831Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15332Amanda's Estates Multifamily DevelopmentHalifax03/31/2015Brad Holmes (617) 529-3792Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15333Hopkinton MewsHopkinton03/31/2015Robert Hewitt (617) 574-4123Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15334I-90 / I-495 Interchange Improvements ProjectHopkinton, Westborough and Southborough03/31/2015Renata Welch (857)368-8816Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15335TACK3 Site RedevelopmentNantucket03/31/2015Arthur Gasbarro (508) 225-9026 x13Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
153361A Auto HeadquartersPepperell03/31/2015Seth Lattrell (617) 607-2973Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15060Wynn Resort EverettEverettSFEIR03/27/2015Judith Kohn (617) 357-7044Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15205Connecticut Expansion ProjectAgawam, Sandisfield and TyinghamFEIR04/10/2015James Flynn (713) 420-2536Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
12556Clippership WharfBoston (East Boston)03/31/2015Christine McVay (617) 357-7044 x200Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
14522Brookline Place (previously reviewed as Two Brookline Place)Brookline03/31/2015Lauren DeVoe (617) 728-7777Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Secretary's Certificates March 1-15, 2015

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15317Proposed Rail SidingPalmerDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/06/2015
15319Jefferson at Beaver BrookBoxboroughDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/13/2015
15320Cohasset Yacht ClubCohassetDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/13/2015
15322Flowering Pond Restoration ProjectNewburyportDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/13/2015
15324Route 14 Reconstruction ProjectPembrokeDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/13/2015
15325Seasons RochesterRochesterDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/13/2015
15326Proposed Floating Dock System, Moorings, Pier Rehabilitation and Seasonal Tiki BarNew BedfordDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/13/2015
15327Weston WoodsFranklinDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/13/2015

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
15269Woburn LandingWoburnDEIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA03/20/2015

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
14580Liberty Utilities (formerly New England Gas Company) Remediation and RestorationNorth AttleboroughDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/13/2015

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
Barnstable Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management ProgramBarnstable
Barnstable Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management ProgramBarnstable
Concord Natural Resources CommisionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management ProgramConcord
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Pan Am Railways, Inc.
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Keolis Commuter Services, LLC
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan City of Marlborough
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan NSTAR - Cape Cod
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Providence & Worcester Railroad Company
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Massachusetts Coastal Railroad
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Fore River Transportation Company - Braintree and Quincy
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan AMTRAK
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan Town of Southbridge
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification Variance Leicester
DEPNotice for an Individual Groundwater Discharge PermitBoxborough
DEPNotice of Applications for Water Management Act Permit RenewalsDeerfield River Basin
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitPlymouth
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitBerlin
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificationActon and Maynard
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification Rutland
DEPNotice of Draft Operating Permit RenewalFountain Plating Company - Springfield
Wayland Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management ProgramWayland
WRCNotice of Schedule for Preparation of Water Needs Forecastsfor Public Water Suppliers with Water Management Act PermitsBoston Harbor and Taunton River Basins