MEPA Advance Notice for Leefort Terrace
As part of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) process for permitting redevelopment of Leefort Terrace, we are hereby providing the attached MEPA Advance Notice Environmental Justice Screening notification form to community-based organizations, tribal organizations, and individuals who provided their email address as part of the Leefort Terrace community outreach process and who signed up to receive notifications on leefortterrace.com. We are providing this form in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. Circulating this form is in accordance with the MEPA Public Involvement Protocol for Environmental Justice Populations. Paper copies of the notice also will be delivered to each of the current residents of Leefort Terrace.
MEPA is a state process intended to facilitate environmental planning and input by state and local agencies, and the general public on projects that meet certain thresholds. Leefort Terrace requires MEPA review because the project is receiving state funded financial assistance and requires a Waterways License from a state agency. A MEPA Consultation Session will be scheduled for the project team to present the project and for MEPA Staff, State Agencies, and the public to ask questions. The date and time for the MEPA Consultation Session will be posted on the Environmental Monitor under the Site Visits tab and a legal advertisement will appear in the Salem News. We will also send out an update and time for the MEPA Consultation Session via the same methods we have distributed this notice.
Download the MEPA Advance Notice Environmental Justice Screening Form in your preferred language below: