Public Notices

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.

 

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COUNTYWIDE:

Grant Announcement and Application for Housatonic River Watershed Restoration Program Land Acquisition Projects The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) NRD Program, as Lead Administrative Trustee for the Massachusetts SubCouncil (MA SubCouncil) of the Housatonic River Trustee Council for the GE/Housatonic Natural Resource Damages (NRD) settlement, announces the March 28, 2014, release of the Grant Announcement and Application (Doc. No, BWSC-2014-NRD-02) for Land Acquisition Projects to conserve habitat in the Housatonic River Watershed of Massachusetts as described in the Final Round 3 Restoration Plan and Supplemental Environmental Assessment (Round 3 RP/SEA) for the Housatonic River Watershed Restoration Program. The estimated total value of funding for Land Acquisition Projects is $2,000,000. Multiple grants may be awarded. Details regarding project eligibility and instructions for submitting a grant application are provided in the Grant Announcement and Application package. The Grant Announcement and Application will be available online on the MassDEP NRD Program website at: http://www.mass. gov/eea/agencies /massdep/cleanup/nrd /nrd-restoration-funding - opportunities.html. Applicants having difficulty obtaining required materials electronically may contact Karen Pelto at 617-292-5785 or by e-mail at karen.pelto@state.ma.us. Hard copies of application materials will be available at the Lenox Library and other public libraries in the Housatonic River watershed in Massachusetts. The MA SubCouncil will hold an Applicant Conference for the Round 3 Grant Announcement and Application on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 5:30-8:00 PM at: The Lenox Library Sedgwick Reading Room 18 Main Street Lenox, MA 01240 Questions regarding the Grant Announcement and Application must be submitted on or before Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Completed applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM, September 30, 2014, at: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup One Winter Street, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02108 Re: BWSC-NRD-2014-02 Attn: Karen Pelto Information about the Housatonic River Watershed Restoration Project in Massachusetts is available online at: www.ma-housatonicrestoration.org. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Karen Pelto, MassDEP NRD Program Coordinator, at karen.pelto@state.ma.us or 617-292-5785. (March 28)

 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

CLARKSBURG - The Conservation Commission of the Town of Clarksburg will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday April 16m, 2014 at 6:30pm, at Town Hall, 111 River Road. The purpose of this meeting is to act on a "Request for Determination of Applicability". Applicant Sharon Vdynick is proposing an expansion of agricultural activities in the riverftnt area at 1360 River Road, Clarksburg. Clarksburg Conservation Commission Greg Vigna, Chairman Clebe Scott Debra LeFave 04/04/14

 

EGREMONT - MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM
"Notice of License Application" pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91
Waterways License Application Number W14-4107
Applicant: Todd and Neely Cather
NOTIFICATION DATE: April 4, 2014
Public notice is hereby given of the "Simplified License BRP WW06" by Todd and Neely Cather to maintain an existing dock, in the municipality of Egremont, in and over the waters of the Prospect 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 May 4, 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 413-755-2240. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: Karen Hirschberg, Waterways Program Point-of-Contact Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 04/04/14

 

LANESBOROUGH - MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM
"Notice of License Application" pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91
Waterways License Application Number W14-4121
Applicant: Ryan Barzousky
NOTIFICATION DATE: April 11, 2014
Public notice is hereby given of the "Simplified License BRP WW06" by Ryan Barzousky to maintain an existing dock and retaining wall at 3 Orchard Avenue, in the municipality of Lanesboro in and over the waters of the Pontoosuc 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 May 12, 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 413-755-2240. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: Jeremiah Mew, Waterways Program Point-of-Contact Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 4/9/14

 

LENOX - the Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting at the Lenox Town Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 on the subject of:
-at 7:30 pm, a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Robert and Jacqueline Spielman for property at 56 East Dugway Road, Map 17, Lot 52/53. The project re-routing the existing driveway and the work is located outside the 100' Buffer Zone of a BVW.
- at 8:00 pm, a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Pittsfield Municipal Airport. The project is the re-clearing of an existing easement and the replacement of the existing beacon and beacon pole which have fallen into disrepair at property located at West Mountain Rd., Map 27 Parcel 24.
- at 8:00 pm, a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Pittsfield Municipal Airport. The project is for topping of 3 to six trees to enable visibility of beacon for property located at Pittsfield Rd., Map 31 Parcel 1.
Neal Carpenter, Chairman 03/22/14

 

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

 

OTIS - the Otis Conservation Commission will hold public hearings on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis, to review the following application: Public Hearing - NOI - Submitted by Berkshire Engineering on behalf of the Town of Otis, 0 Reservoir Road (Right of Way), Map 17, Lot 26, for replacement of two culverts and repair of roadway in Riverfront. Public Hearing - NOI - Submitted by Andrea Wagner, 64 Drive B, Map 18B, Lot 101, for installation of two docks in Otis Reservoir. 04/04/14

 

OTIS - MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM
Notice of License Application pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91
Waterways License Application Number W14-4092
Applicant: David E. and Janice A. Fedor
Notification Date: March 12, 2014
Public notice is hereby given of the "Simplified License BRP WW06" by Lisa Smith to maintain an existing dock, in the municipality of Otis, in and over the waters of the Otis Reservoir, 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 11, 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 contracting the Waterways Program at 413-755-2240. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: Jeremiah Mew, Waterways Program Point-of-Contact Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 03/08/14

 

WILLIAMSTOWN - The Williamstown Conservation Commission will meet Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM, in the Municipal Building at 31 North Street to consider, the following applications: 7: 00 PM A Request for Determination of Applicability for Mary - Delia J Marshall and Thomas J Wallace for construction of an 18.75 KW ground mount solar photovoltaic system. Located on 555 Hancock Road, Assessor's Parcel 303-38, in Williamstown. Philip R. McKnight Chairman 04/02/14

 

 

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CHICOPEE - PUBLIC NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BUREAU OF WASTE PREVENTION HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Pursuant to Chapter 21C of the Massachusetts General Laws and 310 CMR 30.000, notice is given of the following application for a Level III, Class A Hazardous Waste Recycling Permit:
CITY/TOWN OF: Chicopee
PROJECT NAME: Ondrick Materials and Recycling, LLC APPLICANT: Ondrick Materials and Recycling, LLC LOCATION: 58 Industry Road, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01020
PURPOSE: Recycling Petroleum-Contaminated Soil in a Cold-Batch Asphalt Process
TRANSMITTAL NO. X258844 PROPOSED ACTION: Tentative Determination to Issue the Permit
The application and applicable laws, regulations and procedures are available for inspection at the MassDEP's Western Regional Office, 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA 01103. Comments on the proposed actions or requests for a public hearing on the proposed actions must be sent to the MassDEP's Western Regional Office, within thirty (30) days of the date of this Notice to the attention of: Mr. Saadi Motamedi Bureau of Waste Prevention MassDEP Western Regional Office 436 Dwight Street Springfield, MA 01103 (March 25)

 

HOLYOKE - MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 1 WINTER STREET BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02108 UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY - OFFICE OF ECOSYSTEM PROTECTION REGION I BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02109 JOINT PUBLIC NOTICE OF A DRAFT NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM (NPDES) PERMIT TO DISCHARGE INTO THE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER SECTION 301 AND 402 OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT (THE ACT), AS AMENDED, AND REQUEST FOR STATE CERTIFICATION UNDER SECTION 401 OF THE ACT. DATE OF NOTICE: March 31, 2014 PERMIT NUMBER: MA0005339 PUBLIC NOTICE NUMBER: MA-010-14 NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS OF PERMITTEE: Mount Tom Generating Company, LLC 200 Northampton Street Holyoke, MA 01040 NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE FACILITY WHERE DISCHARGE OCCURS: Mount Tom Generating Station 200 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 RECEIVING WATER: Connecticut River {USGS Hydrologic Code #01080206 - Connecticut River Basin} PREPARATION OF THE DRAFT PERMIT: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) have cooperated in the development of a permit for the above identified facility. The effluent limits and permit conditions imposed have been drafted to assure that State Water Quality Standards and provisions of the Clean Water Act will be met. EPA has formally requested that the State certify this draft permit pursuant to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act and expects that the draft permit will be certified. INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAFT PERMIT: A fact sheet or a statement of basis (describing the type of facility; type and quantities of wastes; a brief summary of the basis for the draft permit conditions; and significant factual, legal and policy questions considered in preparing this draft permit) and the draft permit may be obtained at no cost at: http://www.epa.gov/region1/npdes/draft_permits_listing_ma.html or by writing or calling EPA's contact person named below: George Papadopoulos, US EPA 5 Post Office Square Suite 100 (OEP 06-1) Boston, MA 02109-3912 Telephone: (617) 918-1579 The administrative record containing all documents relating to this draft permit is on file and may be inspected at the EPA Boston office mentioned above between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. PUBLIC COMMENT AND REQUEST FOR PUBLIC HEARING: All persons, including applicants, who believe any condition of this draft permit is inappropriate, must raise all issues and submit all available arguments and all supporting material for their arguments in full by April 29, 2014, to the U.S. EPA, George Papadopoulos, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Mailcode OEP 06-1, Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3912. Any person, prior to such date, may submit a request in writing to EPA and the MassDEP for a public hearing to consider this draft permit. Such requests shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. A public hearing may be held after at least forty five days public notice whenever the Regional Administrator finds that response to this notice indicates significant public interest. In reaching a final decision on this draft permit the Regional Administrator will respond to all significant comments and make the responses available to the public at EPA's Boston office. FINAL PERMIT DECISION AND APPEALS: Following the close of the comment period, and after a ...

 

WEST SPRINGFIELD - NOTICE OF INITIAL SITE INVESTIGATION AND TIER II CLASSIFICATION Standard Plating 964 Main Street West Springfield, MA RTN 1-18846 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. To evaluate the release, a Phase I Initial Site Investigation was performed pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0480 and filed with MassDEP on March 15, 2013. As a result of this investigation, the site has been classified as Tier II pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0500. On March 15, 2014, Standard Plating filed a Tier II Classification Submittal with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). To obtain more information on this disposal site, please contact Tighe & Bond at 413-572-3254. The Tier II Classification Submittal and the disposal site file can be reviewed at MassDEP, WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE, 436 DWIGHT STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MA, 413-784-1100. Additional public involvement opportunities are available under 310 CMR 40.1403(9) and 310 CMR 40.1404. (March 25)

 

WEST SPRINGFIELD - NOTICE OF INITIAL SITE INVESTIGATION AND TIER II CLASSIFICATION 573 RIVERDALE STREET WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS RTN 1-19047 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. To evaluate the release, a Phase I Initial Site Investigation was performed pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0480. As a result of this investigation, the site has been classified as Tier II pursuant to 310 CMR 40.0500. On April 3, 2014, on behalf of the property owner, O'Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates, inc. filed a Tier II Classification Submittal with the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). To obtain more information on this disposal site, please contact Kevin O'Reilly of O'Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates, Inc., 293 Bridge Street, Suite 500, Springfield, Massachusetts at 413-788-6222. The Tier II Classification Submittal and the disposal site file can be reviewed at the MassDEP Western Regional Office at 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, which can be contacted at 413-784-1100. Additional public involvement opportunities are available under 310 CMR 40.1403(9) and 310 CMR 40.1404. (April 9)

 

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