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Conservation Commission Hearing

The Conservation Commission will hold its next bi-weekly hearing on March 15, 2017 at 6 p.m.

In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, the Boston Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing in Boston City Hall, Piemonte Room, on January 18, 2017 to review the following projects to determine what conditions, if any, the Commission will impose in order to protect the interests of the public and private water supply, ground water, prevention of pollution, flood control, prevention of storm damage, protection of fisheries and land containing shellfish, and protection of wildlife habitat:

Discussion Topics

  1. PUBLIC HEARING: 6 P.M.

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-15XX from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Charlestown Bus Facility for shoreline stabilization and yard improvements located at 80 Alford Street, Charlestown, MA (LUO, Coastal Beaches, Coastal Banks, Fish Runs, LSCSF)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-15XX from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for geotechnical boring investigations located at the North Station Railroad Drawbridge over the Charles River, Charlestown, MA (Land under Waterbodies and Waterways, Riverfront)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-15XX from Michael Merullo for a proposed 8 (or 6?) unit multifamily dwelling located at 49 Leyden Street, East Boston, MA (LSCSF)  

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-15XX from Michael Merullo for a proposed two family dwelling located at 95-95A Boardman Street, East Boston, MA (LSCSF)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-15XX from the Department of Conservation and Recreation Office of Waterways (DCR) for the proposed installation of the Boston Harbor Islands Mooring Field Program, Gallops, Georges and Spectacle Islands, MA (LUO, NHESP Priority Habitats of Rare Species)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-15XX from Charlestown Marina, LLC for the reconstruction of the Pier 6 marina facilities and improved landscaping amenities at Pier 6 and Pier 8 and portions of the Harborwalk in between both Piers, Charlestown, MA (Tidal Flats, LSCSF, LUO)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-15XX from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for an eelgrass restoration project located in Boston Harbor, Boston, MA (LUO)

  2. REGULAR MEETING: 7 P.M.

    Acceptance of the Order of Conditions for:

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1496 from Massachusetts Port Authority for the following proposed Conley Terminal Berth 11 & Berth 14 Rehabilitation work in South Boston: crane pile stabilization, fender system replacement, bulkhead rehabilitation and steel sheet piling, lateral load-resistant decking, deck and foundation pile system improvements, deck repairs, and mooring dolphins (LUO, LSCSF, Designated Port Area)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1497 from Harbinger Development LLC for the proposed dual-branded, 411 room hotel at 660 Summer Street in South Boston (LSCSF)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1498 from 32 Cambridge Street, LLC for the proposed demolition of portions of the existing buildings along with various site improvements, including reconfiguration of existing parking areas, utility improvements and the installation of a new stormwater management system designed in accordance with the MassDEP Stormwater Management Standards and the BWSC at 32 Cambridge Street and 572-590 Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown (LSCSF)

    Notice of Intent for DEP File No. 006-1499 from Massachusetts Port Authority for the removal of timber elements from a deteriorated pier located on the Belle Isle Inlet at 1263 Saratoga Street in East Boston (LUO)

    Request for an Extension to the Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1334 for the John W. Weeks Footbridge in Lower Allston, MA [Lack of quorum 2.15.17][Hearing cancelled 3.1.17]

    Request for Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1390 from Friends of Daly Field for the work completed at One Nonantum Road in Brighton, MA [Lack of quorum 1.18.17 & 2.1.17 & 2.15.17][Hearing cancelled 3.1.17]

    Request for Amendment to Order of Conditions for DEP File No. 006-1461 from the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) for Pier Fender System and Waterline Replacement.  

    Request for Certificate of Compliance for DEP File No. 006-1447 from Massachusetts Port Authority for the work completed at Logan Airport’s Runway 4R Pier Repairs, East Boston, MA.

    Request for Determination of Applicability from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) for the cutting and capping of utilities, and the demolition of an outdated combined sewer overflow dechlorination building, Dorchester, MA.

    Request for Determination of Applicability from AMEC Foster Wheeler for Mystic River Sediment Sampling located at Alford Street, Boston, MA.

    Request for an Extension of an Enforcement Order for DEP File No. 006-1389 for the UMass Boston, Utility Corridor and Roadway Relocation Project located at 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester (Dorchester Bay), MA.

    Acceptance of Meeting Minutes 1.18.17, 2.1.17 & 2.15.17


    Sign Language interpreters are available upon prior request.  The Commission will hold a public meeting immediately following the last hearing or as appropriate following any hearing.  Plans and filings with the Commission may be viewed at the Environment Department, Boston City Hall, Room 709, during regular business hours, 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.  For more information, call 617-635-4417.

    For the Commission,

    Amelia Croteau, Conservation Assistant