MEPA notice received by Town of Medfield regarding the Medfield State Hospital environmental clean up remediation work planned by DCAM:
An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) has been submitted to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office for this project. The project involves the restoration of a previously disturbed resource area at the former Medfield State Hospital (MSH). Fill material contaminated with oil and/or hazardous material, including metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, will be removed from the resource area and consolidated at an upland location in compliance with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP). Wetland resource area impacts are estimated to include 500 linear feet of Bank, 2,500 square feet (sf) of Bordering Vegetated Wetlands, and 43,700 sf of Riverfront Area. The project requires an Order of Conditions from the Medfield Conservation Commission, and review by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA). The project will be funded by the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM).
A consultation session will be held 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.
The meeting is scheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, July 20th, 2009
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Meet at the former Medfield State Hospital, 45 Hospital Rd,
Medfield, at the FRONT GATE
Comments on the project will be welcome in writing prior to July 28,
2009. A Certificate on the ENF will be issued on August 7, 2009.
Project Contact: James Okun, O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun, 413.788.6222,
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 contacting Purvi Patel, MEPA Analyst at 617.626.1029.