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Apr 09, 2014
Volume 81,  Issue 11
The Environmental Monitor
a publication of the
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Deval L. Patrick, Governor
Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., 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 18-31, 2014

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15183Landmark Center RedevelopmentBoston (Fenway)5/09/2014Lauren DeVoe (617) 924-1770Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15184Bulkhead and Facility Improvement ProjectChatham4/29/2014Peter Williams (781) 278-4821Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15185Wachusett Aqueduct Pumping StationMarlborough4/29/2014Erica Lotz (781) 221-1163Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15186Thomas Street and Fuller StreetMiddleborough4/29/2014Brian Madden (508) 746-9491Rick Bourré (617) 626-1130

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
151834/28/201410:00 AMLandmark Center Building (Samuels & Associates Conference Room - 2nd floor) - 201 Brookline Avenue, Boston
151844/25/20142:00 PMOld Mill Boat Yard - 613 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13418Comprehensive Wastewater Management PlanEastonFEIR5/09/2014Dan Garson (781) 251-0200Nicholas Zavolas (617) 626-1030
15124Silver Line GatewayChelsea and Boston (East Boston)Single EIR5/09/2014James Cerbone (857) 368-8792Rick Bourré (617) 626-1130

Notices of Project Change

No Data Found.

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15150Water Treatment PlantChatham4/11/2014Jeffrey Colby (508) 945-5155Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15164Water Treatment PlantNorton4/11/2014Bernie Marshall (508) 285-0280Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15168Aspen ApartmentsBillerica4/25/2014Lauren DeVoe (617) 924-1770Nicholas Zavolas (617) 626-1030
15169New England Executive Park Renovations and ExpansionBurlington4/11/2014Lauren DeVoe (617) 924-1770Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15176River RoadRutland4/15/2014Julian Votruba (508) 829-7222Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15179Tack Factory Dam RemovalHanover and Norwell4/25/2014Richard Stewart (603) 428-4960Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15180Paradise Pond Dam RepairsPrinceton4/15/2014Allen Orsi (508) 543-1755Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15181Department of Fish and Game Land ExchangeShirley4/15/2014Craig MacDonnell (617) 626-1574Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15182Hamant Brook Restoration ProjectSturbridge4/25/2014Todd Richards (508) 389-6300 x6336Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14950Marblehead Landfill Closure and New Transfer StationMarbleheadDEIR4/25/2014Stephen Wright (617) 498-4624Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15043Mixed Use Development/Harmony Grove Road Apartments (previously reviewed as Legacy Park)SalemDEIR4/25/2014Robert Griffin (978) 927-5111Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13403Upland Woods RedevelopmentNorwood4/15/2014David Kelly (781) 843-4333Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Secretary's Certificates March 16 - April 4, 2014

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15158Charlestown Maritime CenterBoston (Charlestown)Does not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15159Algonquin Incremental Market ProjectBoston (West Roxbury), Dedham and WestwoodDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15160Proposed Commercial DevelopmentFranklinDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15161Pride Refueling Station, Convenience Store and Retail DevelopmentHadleyDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15162Hickory Hills Residential SubdivisionMillisDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15163Upper Artichoke Reservoir Dam Improvements Newburyport and West NewburyDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15165Valley Road and Roxy Cahoon Road Roadway ImprovementsPlymouthDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15166Phase 10 Sewer System Evaluation SurveyTauntonDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15167Great Esker Park Culvert Replacement/Salt Marsh Restoration ProjectWeymouthDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/04/2014

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
12871I-95/I-93/University Avenue/Dedham Avenue Interchange/I-95 Widening ProjectCanton, Dedham, Norwood and WestwoodFEIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA04/04/2014
14234/14937Salem Port Expansion/Salem Harbor Station RedevelopmentSalem EIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA04/04/2014
5484/8696L.G. Hanscom Field Bedford2012 ESPRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA03/21/2014

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
13246Emerald Pines (previously reviewed as Nazarian Golf Club)MethuenRequires an Environmental Impact Report04/04/2014
13755Beacon North (previously reviewed as Beacon at 495 Center)MarlboroughRequires an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
14747Suffolk Downs Stabling Area and Racecourse Stormwater ImprovementsBoston (East Boston)Does not require an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15006Mohegan Sun MassachusettsRevereRequires an Environmental Impact Report03/28/2014
15022Muddy Creek Restoration Bridge ProjectHarwich and ChathamDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/04/2014

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
15022Muddy Creek Restoration Bridge ProjectHarwich and Chatham04/23/2014Secretary proposes to grant a Full EIR Waiver04/04/2014
15148Tidmarsh Farms and Beaver Dam Brook Restoration ProjectPlymouthN/ASecretary has granted a Full EIR Waiver03/28/2014
15167Great Esker Park Culvert Replacement/Salt Marsh Restoration ProjectWeymouth04/23/2014Secretary proposes to grant a Full EIR Waiver04/04/2014

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
CZMNotice of Issuance of the Secretary’s Decision on the City of Everett Central Waterfront Municipal Harbor PlanEverett
CZMNotice of Federal Consistency ReviewCohasset
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanCSX Transportation, Inc.
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanTown of Wellesley
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanMassDOT Highway Division District 2
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanPioneer Valley Railroad Company
DARNotice of Submission of an Integrated Vegetation Management PlanNSTAR - Bourne
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificationWestborough
DEPNotice of Application for a Sewer Extension/Connection PermitBridgewater
DEPNotice of Application for Variances from the Wetlands Protection Act and 401 Water Quality Certification Weymouth and Abington
DEPNotice of Application for a Sewer Connection PermitBoston (South Boston)
DEPNotice of Scope of Work for a Hydrogeologic EvaluationBourne
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 LicenseBoston
DEPNotice of Application for a Sewer Extension/Connection PermitBridgewater
DEPNotice of Intent to Amend the Water Resources Management Program RegulationsStatewide
DEPNotice of Application for a Sewer Connection PermitPeabody
WRCNotice of Availability of Annual ReportStatewide