Red Line/Blue Line Connector Public Hearing

Thursday, September 13th - 1:00 & 5:00p
@ Washington Street Conference Center, 2nd Floor, Rooms A, B, & C MassDEP, One Winter Street, Boston [map]

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), under its authority pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 111, Sections 142A through 142M, and in conformance with M.G.L. Chapter 30A, will hold a public hearing on amendments to 310 CMR 7.36, Transit System Improvements.

The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit comments on proposed amendments to 310 CMR 7.36. The proposed amendments were requested by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and delete the requirement that the MassDOT complete the final design of the Red Line/Blue Line Connector. The proposed amendments also lengthen the existing public process requirement that MassDEP hold a public meeting on the annual update and status report within 60 days to 75 days and replace the term Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) with MassDOT.

Public hearings will be conducted to receive public comment, both oral and written, on the proposed regulation. Hearings to be held on Thursday, September 13 @ 1:00 pm and 5:00-6:00 pm. The 5:00 PM public meeting will be extended after 6:00 pm as needed to allow for all interested parties to present testimony. The public meeting site is wheelchair accessible. This information is available in alternative format upon request by contacting Michelle Waters-Ekanem, MassDEPs Diversity Director, at (617) 292-5751. TDD Service 1-866-539-7622 or 617-574-6868, One Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108.

Testimony may be presented orally and/or in writing at the public hearing. Following the hearing, written testimony will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on September 24, 2012. MassDEP requests that written testimony be submitted electronically via e-mail. Written testimony may also be sent to: Jerome Grafe, MassDEP, Bureau of Waste Prevention, One Winter Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.

Copies of the regulation and background document will be available for inspection during normal business hours at MassDEP, One Winter Street, Boston, MA. In addition, these documents will be available on MassDEP's website.

By order of the Department.
Kenneth L. Kimmell, Commissioner