Conservation Commission public notices are in accordance with Mass. General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 40 - the Wetlands Protection Act. The notices provided here have been modified to make them shorter and to remove repeated MGL citations.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BUREAU OF WASTE PREVENTION NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), acting in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 111, 142A through 142O; c. 21O; and c. 21C, will hold public hearings on proposed amendments to 310 CMR 7.00, 310 CMR 7.24, 310 CMR 80.01-80.02, 310 CMR 70.00, and 310 CMR 30.000, and on a proposed new regulation chapter, 310 CMR 80.00. MassDEP is proposing to amend 310 CMR 7.24(3)-(6), 310 CMR 7.24 (9), and specific definitions in 310 CMR 7.00 to require regulated gasoline dispensing facilities to decommission their Stage II vapor recovery systems as allowed by a May 2012 rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These amendments will also require certain gasoline dispensing facilities to implement enhanced Stage I vapor controls. The amendments to 310 CMR 7.24(3)-(6), 310 CMR 7.24 (9), and 310 CMR 7.00, which relate to Stage I and II requirements, will be submitted to EPA for inclusion in the Massachusetts Ozone State Implementation Plan. MassDEP is also proposing to establish a new regulation chapter (310 CMR 80.00) and to amend 310 CMR 30.000 (Hazardous Waste Management), 310 CMR 70.00 (Environmental Results Program) and 310 CMR 80.01-80.02 (UST Operator Training) to implement the underground storage tank (UST) program that was transferred from the Department of Fire Services (DFS) to MassDEP on July 1, 2009, pursuant to section 7 of chapter 4 of the Acts of 2009. MassDEP will hold six hearings to obtain public comment on these proposals, and will accept written comments submitted by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2014. MassDEP is publishing this notice 30 days in advance of the first hearing, as required by federal law when regulation amendments will be submitted to EPA as part of a State Implementation Plan. The hearings will be held in accordance with the procedures of M.G.L. c. 30A. The proposed amendments to the Stage I & II regulations and related background information, and the new and amended UST regulation and related background information, can be obtained for review by interested parties at MassDEP's web site: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/news/comment/. To obtain a paper copy, leave a message with your name and mailing address at the MassDEP UST/Stage I & II Telephone Hotline: 617/556-1035. Public hearings will be conducted on: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 5:00 PM Lenox Town Hall 6 Walker Street Lenox, Massachusetts Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 5:00 PM Department of Environmental Protection, Central Regional Office 627 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 5:00 PM Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, 220 Sandwich Rd, 2nd floor library Bourne, Massachusetts Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 9:30 AM Department of Environmental Protection, Headquarters Office One Winter Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 5:00 PM Department of Environmental Protection, Northeast Regional Office 205B Lowell Street Wilmington, Massachusetts Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke MA Testimony may be presented orally or in writing at the public hearings. Written testimony may also be submitted by email to: email@example.com or by the U.S. Postal Service to: Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of ...
PUBLIC HEARINGS: VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN Pursuant to the Rights-of-Way Management Regulations (333 CMR 11.00) in order to apply pesticides to control vegetation to maintain Rights-of Ways, the Department of Agricultural Resources must approve a Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) and a Yearly Operational Plan (YOP). The VMP is intended to justify the need to control vegetation, identify target vegetation, describe the intended methods of control, describe methods for identifying sensitive areas, describe operational guidelines for applicators, outline a program of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) designed to reduce the use of herbicides, and describe alternative land use activities. The following municipalities are advised that the MassDOT Department proposes to utilize herbicides to treat their Rights-of-Way in these municipalities: District 1: Becket Blandford Lee Otis Russell Stockbridge West Stockbridge District 2: Agawam Bernardston Brimfield Chicopee Deerfield Easthampton Greenfield Hatfield Holyoke Longmeadow Ludlow Northampton Palmer Springfield Warren West Springfield Westfield Whately Wilbraham District 3: Acton Boxborough Fitchburg Framingham Gardner Harvard Lancaster Leominster Littleton Marlboro Millbury Natick Northborough Shrewsbury Southborough Sutton Westborough Westminster Worcester District 4: Andover Beverly Burlington Chelmsford Danvers Haverhill Lawrence Lexington Lowell Lynnfield Malden Medford Methuen North Andover Peabody Reading Revere Saugus Somerville Stoneham Tewksbury Wakefield Waltham Wilmington Winchester Woburn District 5: Attleboro Avon Berkley Bridgewater Brockton Duxbury Foxboro Freetown Hanover Hingham Kingston Mansfield Marshfield Middleborough N. Attleboro Norton Norwell Norwood Pembroke Plymouth Raynham Rochester Rockland Sharon Stoughton Taunton Walpole Wareham West Bridgewater District 6: Boston Braintree Brookline Chelsea Canton Dedham Milton Needham Newton Quincy Randolph Westwood Weymouth Wellesley PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED: In accordance with 333 CMR 11.05 the Department of Agricultural Resources will conduct regional hearings to receive public comment on the proposed Vegetation Management Plan for the Massachusetts Highway Department as submitted by the MassDOT Department, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts. To provide all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed VMP, public hearings will be held at the following locations: Wednesday, March 12, 2014: MassHighway District 3 Headquarters, 403 Belmont Street, Worcester, Small Conference Room, 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM Tuesday, March 11, 2014: MassHighway District 2 Headquarters, 811 North King Street, Northampton, Room 120, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Friday, March 14, 2014: UMASS Eastern Extension Center-Waltham Field Station, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, Conference Room, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Plans Available for Public Review Prior to Hearings: Section 11.05 (3)(d) of the Row Management Regulations provide: At least 21 days prior to the end of the public comment period, the applicant shall send a copy of the proposed VMP to the chief elected official, the Board of Health, and the Conservation Commission in affected communities upon their request. Such request should be made to: Mr. George Batchelor Supervisor of Landscape Design MassDOT Highway Division 10 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 Copies of the proposed VMP are also available for review at the ...
the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Sustainable Berkshires plan, a new regional plan for Berkshire County, on Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 pm in that the Berkshire Athenaeum Auditorium, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield. Staff will be available starting at 4:30 pm to provide information and answer questions regarding the plan. A copy of the draft plan is available online at www.berkshireplanning.org , will be available at the BRPC office or by calling 413-442-1521, ext 10, after February 20, 2014. Plan elements are: Historic Preservation; Food & Agriculture; Conservation & Recreation; Climate & Energy; Housing & Neighborhoods; Economy; Infrastructure & Public Services; and Land Use. Nathaniel Karns Executive Director 02/20/14
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ADAMS - Notice of Rights of Affected Third Parties
LENOX - MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM "Notice of License Application" pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91 Waterways License Application Number W14-4081 Applicant: Bernd Schoner NOTIFICATION DATE: March, 30, 2014 Public notice is hereby given of the "Simplified License BRP WW06 Self Licensing Package" by Bernd Schoner to construct and maintain a dock at 12 Sargent Brook Road, in the municipality of Lenox, in and over the waters of the Laurel Lake, a Commonwealth-designated Great Pond. The proposed project has been determined to be water-dependent. The Department may conduct a public hearing in order to receive information to be used in its decision on whether to grant a Waterways License pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways License Application received by close-of-business on April 30, 2014, the Public Comments Deadline. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Program by the Public Comments Deadline will result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing in accordance with 310 CMR 9.13(4)(c). Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Program at (413) 755-2260. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: Timothy McKenna, Waterways Program Point-of-Contact Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Waterways Program 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 03/04/14
LENOX - the Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Town Hall, 6 Walker St., on the subject of:
PITTSFIELD - The Pittsfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing in City Council Chambers, City Hall at 6:00 PM on Thursday March 6, 2014. -M - Notice of Intent Application for the installation of a new sub-drain within buffer zone associated with Inland Bank and Bordering Vegetated Wetlands on property located at 700 Churchill Street (Camp Winadu: Map E13; Block 1; Lot 2). The applicant is Bart Margheim.
WEST STOCKBRIDGE - PUBLIC NOTICE
LONGMEADOW - a Public Meeting will be held in the Conference Room at the Longmeadow Police Station located at 34 Williams Street, at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 12, 2014, on:
SPRINGFIELD - the City of Springfield Wetlands Protection Ordinance, the Springfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by MA Department of Transportation for herbicide applications along I-91 and I-291. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the conference room of the DPW Building, 70 Tapley Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. The filing is available for public inspection between the hours of 8:15AM and 4:30PM at the Office of Planning & Economic Development, 70 Tapley Street, Springfield MA 01104 (413) 787-6020. BY THE ORDER OF THE SPRINGFIELD CONSERVATION COMMISSION CHRISTOPHER COLLINS, CHAIRMAN (March 4)
WEST SPRINGFIELD - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BUREAU OF WASTE PREVENTION Western Regional Office 436 Dwight Street-5th floor Springfield, MA 01103 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Protection, (MassDEP) acting in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. chapter 111, Section 142A through 142E, will offer for public comment the following draft renewal Operating Permit issued pursuant to 310 CMR 7.00: Appendix C. The draft renewal Operating Permit for Essential Power Massachusetts, LLC is being issued in accordance with 310 CMR 7.00: Appendix C(6). The purpose of the draft renewal Operating Permit is to codify all of the facility's applicable requirements under the state and federal Clean Air Act, including monitoring, record keeping requirements and emission limitations, into a renewable Operating Permit. This action is required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as stated in its final rule approving the Department's Operating Permit program (Federal Register Vol. 61, No. 95 Wednesday May 15, 1996). The draft renewal Operating Permit is for: Essential Power Massachusetts, LLC Application # 1-O-05-040 15 Agawam Avenue Transmittal # W066070 West Springfield, MA 01089 The public comment period will extend until April 11, 2014. Under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 30A and 310 CMR 7.00: Appendix C(6)(f), a public hearing may be requested by any person by submitting a written request to the Regional Office, stating the nature of the issues to be raised at a public hearing. Based on the written request, MassDEP will determine if a public hearing will be held and a 30 day written notice will be given. The duration of the public comment period shall automatically extend to the close of the public hearing as provided for at 310 CMR 7.00: Appendix C(6)(g). Comments may be presented in writing until 5:00 PM on April 11, 2014. Please submit three copies of any written testimony. Written testimony shall be submitted to: Department of Environmental Protection Western Regional Office 436 Dwight Street-5th floor Springfield, Massachusetts 01103 Attention: Marc Simpson, Permit Chief A copy of the draft Operating Permit (renewal) and the background information will be available for inspection at the Western Regional Office. Please call Cortney Danneker at (413) 755-2234 for further information. By Order of MassDEP Kenneth L. Kimmell Commissioner (March 5)
WESTFIELD - NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TIER I PERMIT EXTENSION SACKETT STREET 30 SACKETT STREET RTN 1-00767 PERMIT NUMBER 78680 A release of oil and/or hazardous materials has occurred at this location, which is a disposal site as defined by M.G.L. c. 21E, 2 and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, 310 CMR 40.0000. On June 1, 1994, the Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) issued a Tier 1 A Permit for Comprehensive Response Actions at the site. On or after February 28, 2014, The Westfield Gas & Electric Department intends to file an Application for a Tier 1 Permit Extension with Mass DEP pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0703 and 40.0706. This Application will seek to extend the permit for this site from January 10, 2014 to January 10, 2016 based upon the following rationale: Completion of remaining remedial response actions leading to a Response Action Outcome (RAO) as required under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan. Anyone interested in reviewing the Application for a Tier I Permit Extension should contact Andrew Banas Westfield Gas & Electric Department 100 Elm Street Westfield, MA 01085 413-572-0208 to request a copy of the Application. Written comments related to this Application must be submitted within 20 days of the publication of this notice to: (1) DEP, Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, Permit Section at Western Regional Office, 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103 by mail or by hand delivery during normal business hours; and (2) Andrew Banas Westfield Gas & Electric Department 100 Elm Street Westfield, MA 01085. Failure to provide written comments as set forth herein may affect your right, if any, to challenge Mass DEPs permit decision. The Application and the disposal site file can be reviewed at Mass DEP, Western Regional Office 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103 413-784-1100. Additional public involvement opportunities are available under 310 CMR 40.1403(9) and 310 CMR 40.1404. (February 14)
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