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Update #17

Notice of Remote MEPA Consultation Session

NOTICE OF REMOTE MEPA CONSULTATION SESSION

FROM:  Eva Vaughan – MEPA Office

SUBJECT:  Leefort Terrace project - SALEM

EEA NO.: 16592

An Expanded Environmental Notification Form (EENF) has been submitted to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office for this project. Information about the project, including a link to download the first several pages of the EENF (select ‘EENF’ hyperlink under Project Documents), can be found at the following address: https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/EEA/MEPA-eMonitor/project/d8be615b-1fe1-4d4a-ae59-0a1e3fcc7dbd. The project requires the submission of an ENF and EIR pursuant to 301 CMR 11.06(7)(b), because it requires a State Agency Action, exceeds a MEPA review threshold, and is located within one mile of an Environmental Justice (EJ) population. The Proponent (BC Leefort Terrace LLC c/o Beacon Communities LLC) has requested a Single EIR be granted in lieu of a Draft and Final EIR, in accordance with the MEPA regulations at 301 CMR 11.06(8).

The EENF indicates that the project meets or exceeds the following review thresholds:

301 CMR 11.03(3)(b)(1)(f) – alteration of one-half or more acres of any other wetlands (LSCSF)

The EENF indicates that the project requires the following State Agency Permits or Financial Assistance:

Chapter 91 License – Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

Financial Assistance – Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)

As noted above, the Proponent has submitted an EENF requesting a Single EIR. A remote consultation session will be held on Wednesday, September 7th to receive advice and comments from agencies, officials, and citizens regarding which environmental issues, if any, are significant for this project. Opinions as to the extent and significance of possible environmental impact will be welcome. Upon request, interpretation services in Spanish will be provided. The deadline to request these services is by 3:00pm Monday, September 5thRequests for translation should be directed to the project contact, Ann Marton, at amarton@lecenvironmental.com.

THE MEETING IS SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS:

DATE: Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

TIME: 3:00 PM

Please RSVP to Eva Vaughan at least one hour (but preferably at least one day) before the meeting so we can know to expect/wait for.

MEETING INFORMATION:

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PROJECT CONTACT: Ann Marton – (781) 245-2500 – amarton@lecenvironmental.com

Comments on the project will be welcome in writing prior to September 23, 2022.  A Certificate on the ENF will be issued on September 30, 2022. Deadlines are subject to change. Please check the Environmental Monitor for up-to-date comment period deadlines.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act, this Meeting Notice is available in alternative formats upon request. Questions on the meeting may be answered by calling Eva Vaughan at (857) 408-6381

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