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Apr 19, 2017
Volume 87,  Issue 12
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 April 1 - 18, 2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15675Adams Substation Upgrades and Lines E-131 and Q-117 ReconfigurationAdams05/19/2017Matt Kelly (508) 513-2712Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15676MESA Review of Aquinnah PropertyAquinnah05/09/2017Lauren Benson (603) 637-1190Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15677Ausiello/Slifka Erosion ControlCotuit (Barnstable)05/09/2017Arlene Wilson (508) 420-9792Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15678370 - 380 Harrison AvenueBoston05/09/2017Geoff Starsiak (978) 897-7100Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15679Treat's Pond Outlet Pipe ProjectCohasset05/30/2017Brian Joyce (781) 383-3094 ext.120Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15680Round Hill Salt Marsh Restoration ProjectDartmouth05/19/2017Jason Ringler (401) 330-1234Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15681Beach Access - 225 Harmes WayEastham05/09/2017Stanley M. Humphries 508-746-9491Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15682Center Street Improvement ProjectLudlow05/09/2017James Goodreau (413) 583-5625Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15683Brant Rock Seawall StabilizationMarshfield05/09/2017Roderic Procaccino (781) 834-5561Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15684135 East Washington Street DevelopmentNorth Attleborough05/09/2017Mark Manganello (508) 746-9491Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15685Storage FacilityTyngsborough05/09/2017Matthew Hamor (978) 201-9390Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15686Wareham/Onset Island Oyster Habitat RestorationWareham05/09/2017Matt Pelikan (508) 693-6287, ext.11Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15687Puritan Road Flood Mitigation and Ecological Resilience ProjectWeymouth05/30/2017Stanley M. Humphries 508-746-9491Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029

Environmental Notification Forms - Site Visits

No Data Found.

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15293EF Education First Expansion Project at North PointCambridgeFEIR05/19/2017Kyle Greaves (617) 607-2988Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15397Washington Village (a/k/a 235 Old Colony AvenueBostonFEIR05/19/2017Geoff Starsiak (978) 897-7100Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15474Cedar Pond Water Quality Management PlanOrleansSEIR05/19/2017Brian Madden (508) 746-9491Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15623Lighthouse Inn Groin ImprovementsWest DennisDEIR05/19/2017Mark White (617) 657-0200Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
14944North Quabbin Commons (formerly called Athol Commons Development)Athol05/09/2017Mark Wixted (617) 849-8040Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Other Projects Under Review

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
15657Irving Oil and Gas Station & Convenience StoreBrockton05/09/2017J. Holmgren (508) 583-2595Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15658Dennis Yacht Club DredgingDennis04/21/2017Robert Perry (508) 385-1445Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15664Game on FitchburgFitchburg04/25/2017Gregory Roy (978) 779-6091Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15665Logan Airport Parking ProjectBoston04/25/2017Stewart Dalzell (617) 568-3524Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15666ICA WatershedBoston04/25/2017Richard Jabba (617) 357-7044 ext.208Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15667Charbonnier-Dever MemorialBoston04/25/2017Magdalena Lofstedt (617) 452-6597Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15668Beach Access - 265 Harmes WayEastham05/09/2017Stanley Humphries (508) 746-9491Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15669Covanta Haverhill Net Recycling ProjectHaverhill04/25/2017Briony Angus (413) 562-1600Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15670Bruni Residence SeawallIpswich04/25/2017Robert Griffin (978) 927-5111Erin Flaherty (617) 626-1128
15671Maynard CrossingMaynard04/25/2017Matthew Smith (508) 480-9900Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15673Reconstruction of Congamond Road (Route 168)Southwick04/25/2017Melissa Coady (413) 572-3224Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15674Dredging of the 8th and 17th Golf Hole PondsSouthwick04/25/2017Micheal Toohill (617) 896-4519Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025

Environmental Impact Reports

EEA No.Project NameLocationDocument TypeComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
13862The Village at Lincoln ParkDartmouthDEIR05/05/2017Bradley McKenzie (781) 792-3900Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
14204Glen Ellen Senior Residential CommunityMillisDEIR05/05/2017Austin Turner (508) 480-9900Page Czepiga (617) 626-1021
15318Hoosac Valley Rail Service Adams Extension ProjectAdamsSEIR04/21/2017David Hewett (978) 897-7100Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15441Lynn Gear WorksLynnFEIR04/21/2017Stephanie Kruell (617) 728-7777Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
15464Seekonk Package Distribution CenterSeekonkDEIR04/21/2017Bruce Hagerman (508) 695-1700Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
15502The Back Bay South End Gateway ProjectBostonDEIR04/18/2017Kyle Greaves (617) 607-2988Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15577Rosemary Lake Dredging and Recreational Complex ImprovementsNeedhamFEIR05/05/2017Joe Freeman (781) 255-1982Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15581The Arsenal ProjectWatertownDEIR05/05/2017David Hewett (978) 897-7100Anne Canaday (617) 626-1035
15614North Quincy Station Redevelopment ProjectQuincyDEIR04/21/2017Holly Carlson Johnston (978) 461-6268 Alex Strysky (617) 626-1025
15640Public School and 100 Financial Park ExpansionFranklinSEIR05/05/2017David Hewett (978) 897-7100Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueFor CopiesMEPA Analyst
11085Union PointAbington, Rockland and Weymouth4/21/2017Laura Rome (978) 897-7100Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023
14346South Coast Rail - Phase 1 ServiceSouth Coast Region05/19/2017Jean Fox (857) 368-8853Purvi Patel (617) 626-1029
14958Recapping of Clinton Landfill and Remediation of South Meadow PondClinton04/25/2017Samuel Chapin (508) 819-1431Holly Johnson (617) 626-1023

Secretary's Certificates April 1 - 18, 2017

Environmental Notification Forms

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
15648105 West First StreetBostonDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/07/2017
15649125 Sumner StreetBoston (East)Requires a Mandatory Environmental Import Report04/14/2017
15650Proposed Medical/Office DevelopmentLongmeadow and East LongmeadowDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/07/2017
15651Tom & Karen Doyle Proposed Single Family ResidenceSandwichDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/07/2017
15653Lawrence TBD Urban Renewal PlanLawrenceDoes not Require an Environmental Impact Report04/14/2017
15654Old South Road Mixed-Use Development ProjectNantucketDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/07/2017
15655New Bedford State Pier Rehabilitation ProjectNew BedfordDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/07/2017
15656Aggregate Industries - Saugus Quarry Reclamation ProjectSaugusDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/07/2017

Environmental Impact Reports

No Data Found.

Notices of Project Change

EEA No.Project NameLocationActionAction Date
14255Seaport SquareBostonRequires an Environmental Impact Report04/07/2017
15060Wynn Boston HarborEverettDoes not require an Environmental Impact Report04/07/2017
15273Town of Eastham Water SystemEasthamRequires a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report04/14/2017

Records of Decision

EEA No.Project NameLocationComments DueActionAction Date
15626Colburn Street Dam RehabilitationDedhamn/aWaiver Granted04/07/2017
15639North Carver Development and Urban Renewal PlanCarverN/AWaiver Granted04/12/2017

Special Review Procedures

No Data Found.

Public Benefits Determinations

No Data Found.

Advisory Opinions

No Data Found.

Requests for Advisory Opinion

Project NameLocationComments DueMEPA Analyst
MBTA's Positive Train Control Project (PTC)Statewide05/09/2017Deirdre Buckley (617) 626-1044

Public Notices

AgencyNotice TypeLocation
Becket Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management Project Becket
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan (YOP)Holyoke and South Hadley and Chicopee
DARNotice of Submission of a Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) Franklin
Dedham Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management Project Dedham
DEPNotice of a Scope of Work for a Hydrogeological EvaluationMonterey
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitDennis
DEPNotice of Application for a Combined Chapter 91 and 401 Water Quality CertificationHarwich
DEPNotice of a Public Hearing and Comments on the Lake Tashmoo Estuarine System Proposed Total Maximum Daily Load for Total NitrogenTisbury, West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and Martha's Vineyard
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality CertificationCarver and Middleboro
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitNorfolk
DEPNotice of Application for a Draft Water Management Act PermitSandwich
DEPNotice of Application for a Draft Water Management Act PermitWest Newbury
DEPNotice of Application for a Chapter 91 Waterways License Quincy
DEPNotice of Issuance of a Draft Operating Permit Somerset
DEPNotice of Application for a Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitBourne
DEPNotice of Scope of Work for a Hydrogeological EvaluationWeston
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification Marlborough and Southborough
DEPNotice of Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge PermitMount Washington
DEPNotice of Application for a 401 Water Quality Certification Orleans
DEPNotice of Scope of Work for a Hydrogeological EvaluationBecket
DFGNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration Project Belchertown
Holden Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Ecological Restoration Project Holden
Leicester Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program Leicester
Pittsfield Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program Pittsfield
Spencer Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Plant Management ProgramSpencer
Springfield Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program for Vender Salm PondSpringfield
Westwood Conservation CommissionNotice of Intent to Initiate an Aquatic Management Program Westwood