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MEPA details

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) current project details for the big-box stores and subdivision project, proposed in Spring Pond Woods are listed below.   
Project Name:  Proposed Lowe's, Walmart and Meineke
EEA No.:  14532
Project details:  http://www.env.state.ma.us/mepa/meparcproj.aspx?eoea_num=14532
Next Action:   Proponent to submit EIR  (Environmental Impact Report).
When this report is submitted, it will be open for (public) commentary.  The commentary period will have a deadline.  

ENF:  www.env.state.ma.us/mepa/mepadocs/2010/010610em/nps/enf/14532.pdf
EENF response: www.env.state.ma.us/mepa/mepacerts/2010/sc/enf/14532eenf.pdf

Project Name:  Osborne Hills
EEA No.:  13865

According to the report, the project is undergoing review.  Phase 1 (out of 10 waivers) was granted.  Phase 1 includes 19 homes (in construction off Marlborough Rd).  The project requires a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and is being reviewed by the Mass Historical Commission (MHC).
"According to MHC's review of the Inventory of Historic and Archaeological Assets of the Commonwealth, there are two recorded ancient Native American archaeological sites within the project area. Several other ancient archaeological sites have also been found in the immediate vicinity of the project area. MHC has requested that an intensive (locational) archaeological survey (950 CMR 70) be conducted for the project. MassDEP will require a letter from MHC indicating that archaeological issues have been satisfied in advance of sewer permitting for each phase of the project." 

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