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NSTAR Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy, EFSB 22-01 Meeting

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ENERGY FACILITIES SITING BOARD NOTICE MEETING

The Siting Board will conduct a remote Siting Board meeting via Zoom video conferencing on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., and if necessary, resuming on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. 

Attendees can join by clicking (or entering) the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89641977626 from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. No prior software download is required. For audio-only participation, attendees can dial in at (646) 558- 8656 (not toll free) and then enter the Webinar ID: 896 4197 7626. Simultaneous English-to Spanish and Spanish-to-English interpretation will be provided. All attendees should select a preferred language (English or Spanish) to hear the Interpreter of that language. Press the globe icon and then choose the desired language. For technical assistance with Zoom issues, before or during the meeting, call or text (857) 200-0065. A recording of the Siting Board meeting will be posted to the Department’s YouTube channel after the meeting at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklPj6xxSKww-Kr26lEZVTA/videos.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda

    The purpose of the Siting Board meeting is to listen to comments, deliberate, and vote on whether to approve, approve with conditions or amendments, or reject a Tentative Decision issued by the Siting Board. The Tentative Decision will be available on the Siting Board’s information webpage for this proceeding: https://mass.gov/infodetails/east-eagle-certificate.

    Public Access and Opportunity for Public Comment
    Pursuant to Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§18-25; 980 CMR 2.04(1); and
    St. 2021, c. 20, as extended by St. 2022, c. 107, the Siting Board will conduct a remote Siting
    Board meeting using Zoom to hear public comments, deliberate, and vote on the Tentative

    Decision. Additional information is available at: https://mass.gov/info-details/east-eagle-
    certificate.

    If you wish to provide oral comments at the Siting Board meeting, please sign up by email with
    geneen.bartley@mass.gov with your name, email address, and mailing address by noon on
    Monday, November 28, 2022. If you anticipate commenting by telephone, please leave a
    voicemail message at (617) 305-3529 with your full name, telephone number (the one you will

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    use to dial in), and mailing address by this date. Additional comments may be allowed during
    the meeting at the discretion of the Siting Board Chair.
    Members of the public wishing to submit written comments on the Tentative Decision should
    submit comments by the close of business, Monday, November 28, 2022. Please file comments
    by email with dpu.efiling@mass.gov .

    Severe Weather Notification If there is severe weather, any postponement will be announced on the Zoom link and on the Siting Board’s information webpage for the proceeding provided above. In the case of severe weather on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the Siting Board will conduct the remote Siting Board meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

    1. Permits Sought by Eversource
      The Company’s Application seeks the following approvals and permits required for the Project
      in the form of a Siting Board-issued Certificate.
      1. An approval for buildings and structures that are constructed or altered within 100 feet of
      a park or parkway pursuant to Boston Municipal Code Section 7-4.11, ordinarily issued
      by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department (the “Boston Parks and
      Recreation Approval”);
      2. An approval of a Condor Street pedestrian easement, ordinarily issued by the City of
      Boston Public Improvement Commission (collectively, with the approvals listed as 3 and
      4 below, the “Boston PIC Approvals”);
      3. An approval of grants of location for new duct banks, conduit and manholes in a public
      way (Condor Street, East Eagle Street, Glendon Street, Lexington Street, Shelby Street,
      and Chelsea Street), ordinarily issued by the City of Boston Public Improvement
      Commission;
      4. An approval of a specific repair plan for Condor Street, ordinarily issued by the City of
      Boston Public Improvement Commission;
      5. An approval of a G.L. c. 91 Waterways License, ordinarily issued by the Massachusetts
      Department of Environmental Protection, pursuant to G.L. c. 91 and its implementing
      regulations at 310 CMR 9.00;
      6. An approval of a Final Order of Conditions under the Wetlands Protection Act,
      G.L. c. 131, § 40, and 310 CMR 10.00, ordinarily issued by the Massachusetts
      Department of Environmental Protection;
      7. An approval of Foundation and Building Permits, ordinarily issued by the City of Boston
      Inspectional Services Department;
      8. An approval of Street Excavation Permits (Condor Street, East Eagle Street, Glendon
      Street, Lexington Street, Shelby Street, Saratoga Street and Chelsea Street), ordinarily
      issued by the City of Boston Department of Public Works;
      9. An approval of Street/Manhole Occupancy Permits (Condor Street, East Eagle Street,
      Glendon Street, Lexington Street, Shelby Street, and Chelsea Street), ordinarily issued by
      the City of Boston Department of Public Works;

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      10. An approval of a Sidewalk Occupancy Permit (Condor Street), ordinarily issued by the
      City of Boston Department of Public Works;
      11. An approval of a Construction Stormwater Permit, ordinarily issued by the City of
      Boston Water & Sewer Commission;
      12. An approval of a Construction Dewatering Discharge Permit, ordinarily issued by the
      City of Boston Water & Sewer Commission;
      13. An approval of a General Services Application, ordinarily issued by the City of Boston
      Water & Sewer Commission and;
      14. An approval of a Street Occupancy Permit (Willow Street), ordinarily issued by the City
      of Chelsea Department of Public Works.

      Accommodation Requests

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