DCAM seeks extensions – meeting set


DCAM has asked for extensions of time to deal with pending appeals, while DCAM “reevaluating” the options for the C&D clean up.  Copies of those letters follow.  Mike, Kris and I will meet with Carole Cornelison on 12/2/11 to discuss the status of the MSH clean up and reuse.

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November 18, 2011
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Central Regional Office
627 Main Street
Worcester, MAO1608
Attn: Phillip Nadeau
Section Chief
Bureau of Resource Protection, MassDEP-CERO

RE: IRA Plan & Superseding Order
Former Medfield State Hospital
45 Hospital Rd., Medfield, MA The “Site”
RTN 2-3020799

Dear Mr. Nadeau:
For your information, DCAM is currently reevaluating potential remedial options for the remediation ofthe C&D area. DCAM is also meeting with the project Stakeholders.

Because we are undertaking this public process, DCAM requests that the DEP stay the superseding order of conditions proceedings, notwithstanding 310 CMR 10.05 7 fj, until DCAM has had an opportunity to conclude our meetings with the Stakeholders. DCAM expects to conclude our Stakeholder meetings by the end of January, 2012.

We believe that the outcome ofthese Stakeholder meetings will have a bearing on this appeal process and anticipate submitting additional information to DEP on or before February 29, 2012.

DCAM appreciates your guidance and stewardship ofthe site.

Sincerely,

Sandra R. Duran
Director of Building Maintenance and Operations

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November 18, 2011
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office ofEnergy & Environmental Affairs
Central Regional Office
627 Main Street
Worcester, MAO1 608
Attn: Mark B. Baldi
Section Chief, Audits
Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup

RE: IRA Plan & SPD Deadlines
Former Medfield State Hospital
45 Hospital Rd., Medfield, MA The “Site”
RTN 2-3020799

Dear Mr. Baldi,
DCAM is in receipt of your letter dated October 26, 2011 which requires Division of Capital Asset Management DCAM to submit an Immediate Response Action IRA Modification for the Former Medfield State Hospital the Site.

As you are aware, the Site is a designated Public Involvement Plan PIP Site. As such, all response actions are subject to a minimum 20 day comment period by the community.  We are currently preparing the IRA Modification, which will convert the current IRA Plan to an Assessment Only IRA Plan. We intend to present to the community at our upcoming public meeting scheduled for December 8, 2011. Following that meeting we will provide the community with a copy of the IRA Modification Assessment Only IRA Plan for their review and comment.

Our goal would be to submit this draft modified Assessment IRA Plan to the DEP by Friday, December 16, 2011. Given the upcoming holiday season, DCAM will
recommend extending the comment period to 30 additional days. Given the  comment period and the time necessary to respond to any comments and perhaps modifying the Assessment Only IRA Plan to accommodate these comments, we respectfully request an extension of DEP’s deadline from November 21, 2011 to February 24, 2012 to submit the final document.

DCAM is currently evaluating potential additional remedial options. DCAM is also meeting with the Stakeholders. Because we are undertaking this extensive public process, DCAM requests that the DEP imposed deadline for submission of a Revised Phase III – SPD Area and Power Plan Area Remedial Evaluation be extended until February 29, 2012. Similarly as with the modified Assessment only IRA, the Revised Phase III is subject to a minimum public comment period of 20 days and we are requesting adequate schedule to provide a Draft Revised Phase III to the community, receive comments and make modifications to the Draft Revised Phase III, as appropriate, based on the comments. We will then submit a Final Revised Phase III Report to DEP.

For your information, DCAM has contracted with a bioengineering firm to evaluate the bioengineered riverbank armoring as requested. Information from this evaluation will be contained within the Phase III upon submission.
DCAM expects to conclude our Stakeholder meetings by the end of January 2012.  Furthermore, DCAM expects to provide an implementation schedule to DEP along with its Phase III submission on or before February 29, 2012. The Phase IV submission will be prepared in conjunction with the Phase III and will be available for submission on or before March 30, 2012.

DCAM appreciates your guidance and stewardship of the site.

Sincerely,
Sandra R. Duran
Director of Building Maintenance and Operations

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