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Sept 2
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
Guest speaker: Aubrey Strause, co-facilitator of the Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition, 7-8pm

Sept 6
Citizen Scientist Training Workshop, 9-11AM
Registration required!

Sept 9
Friends of the Malden River meeting, 6:30-8PM
Parlin Library, 410 Broadway, Everett

Sept 20
Malden River Festival and Dragon Boat Regatta, 11AM-3PM
200 River's Edge Dr., Medford

POLICY COMMENT LETTERS

The following comment letters were written after carefully reviewing the Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) submitted by the relevant parties. The comment letters were submitted during the public comment periods to the Attorney General, municipality, Conservation Commission and/or another relevant party.

2014

To:Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) (August 2014)
Re: EEA 15060, Wynn Everett FEIR

To:Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) (August 2014)
Re: EEA 15006 Mohegan Sun SDEIR 

To: Kate Taylor, Senior Fisheries Management Plan Coordinator (July 2014)
Re: Draft Addendum IV to the Fishery Management Plan for American Eel

To: Elizabeth McCann, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (July 2014)
Re: Water Management Act Draft Regulations and Guidance 

To: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Division of Wetlands and Waterways (July 2014)
Re: 401 Water Quality Certification Suffolk Downs Belle Isle Marsh Project 

To: Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) (June 2014)
Re: Notice of Project Change filed for Assembly Row in Somerville, MA, EEA # 13989 

To: Mr. Richard E. MacCarthy and Mr. Anthony M. DelTufo, Clean Harbors Environmental Svs., Inc. (June 2014)
Re: Mystic River Oil Spill and Clean Up, DEP File No 91-245 and RTN 3-31576

To: Shauna Little, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 1 (May 2014)
Re: Chelsea River Bulk Petroleum Storage Facilities Draft NPDES Permit

To: Jerome Grafe, MassDEP Waterways Regulation Program (April 2014)
Re: Chapter 91 Waterways Application No. W14-4097-N, Medford Mews

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (March 2014)
Re: Notice of Project Change for Mohegan Sun Massachusetts EEA 15006

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (March 2014)
Re: Notice of Project Change for Suffolk Downs EEA 14747

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (February 2014)
Re: Wynn Everett DEIR

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (January 2014)
Re: Medford Mews EENF

 

2013

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (October 2013)
Re: Caesar's/Suffolk Downs Draft EIR

To: Mark Casella, P.E., MassDEP CSO Coordinator
Re: Tentative Determination to Extend CSO Variance for CSO Discharges to Alewife Brook and Upper Mystic River

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (July 2013)
Re: Wynn Resorts Everett Casino EENF

To: Mr. John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator National Marine Fisheries Service – NOAA (June 2013)
Re: Public comment on Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and the Proposed Rule (NOAA-NOAA FISHERIES-2013-0066)

To: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Re: Comments supporting 314 CMR section 12.00 regulatory reform  (May 2013)

To: Representative Anne M. Gobi and Senator Marc R. Pacheco, Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
Re: H785 - An Act establishing a Mystic River water quality commission (May 2013)

To: George Papadopoulos, US EPA
Re: City of Chelsea Draft Permit No. MA0101877 Authorization to Discharge Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (April 2013)

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Re: Middlesex Fells Transportation Safety Improvements EEA # 15027 (April 2013)

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Re:  EEA 15006, Caesars Resort at Suffolk Downs ENF (March 2013)

To: Department of Environmental Protection Waterways Regulation Program
Re: Application for Chapter 91 License – 171 Medford Street, Malden, MA (Project No. 2356.00) (February 2013)

 

2012

To: Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., Secretary Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Re: Environmental Notification Form, Proposed Mixed Use Development, 415 McClellan Highway, East Boston, MA EEA # 14957 (October 2012)

To: Mr. Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council
Re: River Herring Protection (April 2012)

To: Director of Water Policy & Planning, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Re: Sustainable Water Management Initiative Framework (April 2012)

To: Members & General Public
Re: MyRWA's Policy Statement with property known as the Silver Maple Forest (March 2012)

 

2011

To: George Papadopoulos, US EPA
Re: Draft Authorization to discharge CSO's under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) City of Somerville, MA (December 2011)

To: Paul Jahnige, Middlesex Fells Trail Plan
Re: Middlesex Fells Trail System Plan (November 2011)

To: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Re: Consider river herring for ESA protection (October 2011)

To: New England Fishery Management Council
Re: Herring Run ByCatch (September 2011)

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., EOEEA
Re: Rock Chapel Marine, EEA 14722 (April 2011)

To: Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., EOEEA
Re: Wood Waste of Boston, Inc NPC (April 2011)

To: David Slagle, MassDEP-WRP
Re: Chapter 91 Waterways License, Town of Winchester (March 2011)

To: New England Fishery Management Council
Re: Annual River Herring bycatch cap (January 2011)

 

2010

To: Paul Jahnige, Middlesex Fells Trail Plan
Re: Middlesex Fells Reservation Trail System Plan (November 2010)

To: US EPA
Re: EPA's Plan Environmental Justice 2014 (October 2010)

To: Glen Clancy, Community Development
Re: Comprehensive permit application (40B) by Cambridge Partners (October 2010)

To: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection CSO Coordinator
Re: CSO Variance Alewife Brook and Mystic River (August 2010)

To: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Re: FEIR for the Green Line Extension Project (July 2010)

To: US EPA
Re: Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Discharge Permit (March 2010)

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re: Winchester FEIR Aberjona River Flood Mitigation (March 2010)

 

2009

To: US EPA
Re: Distrigas of Massachusetts, LLC. NPDES Permit # MA0020010 (August 2009)

To: Town Manager, Winchester, Melvin Kleckner
Re: Davidson Park/Aberjona River Ecological Restoration Project Proposal (July 2009)

To: Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
Re: Certified Vernal Pool Revisions (February 2009)

 

2008

To: FEMA, Region 1
Re: Comments about Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps (January 2008)

To: United States Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
Re: Local Flood Protection Project, Aberjona River, Winchester, Massachusetts (February 2008)

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re: Construction on Boston National Historic Park Ferry Landing in Charlestown Navy Yard (March 2008)

To: DEP Waterways Regulation Program
Re: IKEA Chapter 91 License Application for Assembly Square in Somerville, Massachusetts (April 2008)

To: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Re: Town of Arlington Rain Barrel and Rain Garden 319 NPSP Education Grant (May 2008)

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re: Environmental Notification Form for the Winchester Hospital (July 2008)

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re: DEIR for the Assembly Square Mixed-Use Redevelopment (August 2008)

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re: ENF for the Upper Mystic Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project (December 2008)

 

2007

To: Rick Sullivan, Commissioner DCR
Re: House 21 to add the Silver Maple Forest to the Alewife Reservation (August 2007)

To: Mr. Mark Casella, P.E. MassDEP CSO Coordinator
Re: Tentative Determination to Extend Variance for Combined Sewer Overflow Discharges to Alewife Brook and the Upper Mystic River (July 2007)

To: Robert Varney, USEPA REGION 1
Re: Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) NPDES Permit Renewal (February 2007)

 

2006

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re: Stoneham Crossing Redevelopment (August 2006)

To: Chelsea City Council
Re: Proposed Energy Management Peak Diesel Power Plant on Chelsea Creek (September 2006)

 

2005

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re:184 Commercial Avenue in Malden (April 2005)
 

 

2004

To: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Re:Proposed Changes to the States Wetlands Protection Act (June 2004)

To: MassDevelopment
Re: Belmont Uplands (June 2004)

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re:Parkway Plaza Redevelopment, Chelsea (July 2004)

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re:Water Policy Task Force'sDraft Water Policy Recommendations (July 2004)

To: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Re: Cambridge Discovery Park ENF Proposal at the A.D. Little Site (August 2004)

To: City of Cambridge Conservation Commission
Re: Cambridge Discovery Park NOI Proposal to the A.D. Little Site (August 2004)

To: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Re: Proposed Variance Extension and Conditions for Alewife CSO's (August 2004)

 

2003

To: Mr. Kevin Brander, P.E. DEP CSO Coordinator
Re: Comments on the MWRA Final Variance Report for CSO Abatement for the Alewife Brook and Upper Mystic River (October 2003)

 

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