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Jan 21, 2015
Volume 83,  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 Reader®, which is available free of charge at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.


Projects Submitted January 1-15, 2015

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15309Boston Teachers Union Health and Welfare Fund Building Replacement ProjectBoston (Dorchester)02/20/2015Mark Forbert (508) 903-2306Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15310Neponset River Stormwater Improvement ProjectBoston and Milton02/10/2015Annie Bastoni (857) 368-8815Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15311Charles River Maintenance Dredging ProjectBoston and Watertown02/10/2015Robert Lowell (617) 626-1250Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15312Proposed Auto Storage LotBraintree02/10/2015James Burke (617) 405-5100Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15313Central Square Franklin02/10/2015Joe Halligan (508) 380-5150Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15314Lost Lake Fire ProtectionGroton02/10/2015Thomas Orcutt (978) 874-5469Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15315Former LiteControl Facility Site RemediationHanson02/20/2015Corinne Snowdon (978) 461-7100Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15316Middleborough Rotary Transportation ImprovementsMiddleborough02/10/2015James Cerbone (857) 368-8792Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15317Proposed Rail SidingPalmer02/10/2015Rebecca Williamson (978) 570-2980Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

EEA No.DateTimeLocation
1530801/26/201510:00 AMCity Hall / BRA conference room 900
1530902/11/201510:00 AMProject Site - 188 Mount Vernon Street, Boston (Dorchester)
1531002/10/20152:00 PMParking lot of the MassDOT maintenance depot at 93 Granite Ave, Milton
1531102/04/20152:00 PMWestern end of the main parking lot at Herter Park on Soldier’s Field Road - Boston
1531302/03/20152:00 PMMunicipal Building - 355 East Central Street, Franklin
1531502/04/201510:00 AMProject Site - 100 Hawks Avenue, Hanson
1531602/02/201510:30 AMTown Hall - 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough
1531702/04/20159:00 AMProject Site - 24 3rd Street, Palmer

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14460Fitchburg Municipal Airport Master Plan ImprovementsFitchburgFEIR02/20/2015Matthew Caron (603) 471-1887Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14613Rivers Edge EstatesDunstable02/10/2015Melissa Robbins (978) 496-1177Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15195Farnham Reservoir Dam Upgrade ProjectWashington02/10/2015Tom Touchet (781) 224- 6090Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15285Land Transfer from Department of Conservation and Recreation to City of Boston Public Works DepartmentBoston (Mattapan)01/27/2015John Ings (978) 299-0447 x217Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15297MATEP Combined Heat and Power Facility Upgrade ProjectBoston (Longwood)02/06/2015Corinne Snowdon (978) 897-7100Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15302Haymarket HotelBoston01/27/2015David Hewett (978) 897-7100Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15303White’s Landing Road Reconstruction and Boat RampFalmouth01/27/2015Scott Schluter (508) 457-2543 Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15304Cuttyhunk Fish Pier/Marina Site ImprovementsGosnold (Cuttyhunk)01/27/2015Susan Nilson (508) 748-0937Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
1530521 East LivingNorth Attleborough02/17/2015James Bernardino (508) 480-9900Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15306Former Pepperell Landfill Solar Array InstallationPepperell01/27/2015David Fenstermacher (603) 391-3929Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15307Patriot RecyclingRaynham01/27/2015Michael Quatromoni (781) 319-0100Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15308Long Island Bridge Demolition and Utility RelocationBoston and Quincy01/27/2015Para Jayasinghe (617) 635-4968Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15262Crown Colony EstatesQuincyDEIR02/06/2015Kevin Walker (781)380-7731Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15273Eastham Water SystemEastham Single EIR01/23/2015Mark White (508) 568-5103Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
3247Boston - Logan International Airport Boston (East Boston)Environmental Data Report01/27/2015Tom Ennis (617) 568-3507Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13019Brice-Lemon EstatesRutland01/27/2015Christopher Lucas (617) 405-4140Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021

Secretary's Certificates January 1-16, 2015

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15091Riverview PlaceSalemRequires an Environmental Import Report01/16/2015
15294Baddacook Well Infiltration LagoonsGrotonDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/09/2015
15296Nashua River Impaired Waters Remediation ProjectShirleyDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/09/2015

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeActionAction Date
14924First Light-Destination Resort CasinoTauntonFEIRAdequately and properly complies with MEPA 01/16/2015

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
13708Norhborough CrossingNorthboroughDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report01/09/2015
14113Lawrence Municipal Airport Runway Safety Area ProjectNorth AndoverRequires an Environmental Impact Report01/09/2015
146811265 Main StreetWalthamRequires an Environmental Impact Report01/09/2015

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
14113Lawrence Municipal Airport Runway Safety Area ProjectNorth Andover02/04/2015Secretary proposes to grant a Phase 1 Waiver01/09/2015
146811265 Main StreetWalthamN/ASecretary has amended a Phase 1 Waiver01/09/2015
15091Riverview PlaceSalem02/04/2015Secretary proposes to grant a Phase 1 Waiver01/16/2015

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 Availability of Massachusetts Coastal Erosion Commission Draft Report and HearingsStatewide
CZMNotice of Public Hearing and Submission of Chatham's South Coastal Harbor Management Plan Chatham
CZMNotice of Amendments to South Coastal Harbor Management PlanChatham
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational PlanTown of Wilmington
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification West Bridgewater
DEPNotice of a Scope of Work for a Hydrogeologic EvaluationBoxborough
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Dennis and Yarmouth
DEPNotice of Draft Operating Permit RenewalOcean Spray - Middleborough
DEPNotice of Draft Operating Permit RenewalTennessee Gas Pipeline Company - Mendon
DEPNotice of Application for a Groundwater Discharge PermitFalmouth
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways LicenseBourne
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways Permit Mashpee
EEANotice of Availability of Draft MEPA Climate Change Adaptation and Resiliency PolicyStatewide
EEANotice of Issuance of the 2015 Massachusetts Ocean Management PlanStatewide