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FYI – The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has posted the final version of its Excess Soil Management Policy Framework (PDF). Description and link to comments received.
The Department is working with a number of proposed Reclamation Projects and we anticipate several more facilities will be approved in the near future. This list will be updated periodically. As of November 3, 2016, the following facilities have MassDEP … Continue reading
August 7, 2016 presentation by MassDEP at the Uxbridge Board of Selectman’s meeting. 2016-08-08 Uxbridge – MassDEP-PWL.pdf (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Confused about the applicability of the Similar Soils policy? Wondering how it relates to the Reclamation Project policy? Here’s a short video illustrating how they relate. Comments, criticism and suggestions for future video explanations are welcome!
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has finalized Policy # COMM-15-01 – Interim Policy on the Re-Use of Soil for Large Reclamation Projects. The policy is available on the MassDEP website at: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dep/cleanup/laws/massdep-policy-comm-15-01-2015-08-28.pdf. The policy is implemented pursuant to Section … Continue reading
FYI – MassDEP received an additional set of comments on the DRAFT Interim Soil Management Policy: 17 – Cumberland
Unfortunately the live streaming of the June 25, 2015 Waste Site Cleanup Advisory Committee meeting failed after only 6 minutes. I apologize if you had set aside the time to follow the stream and I understand the frustration… (this is … Continue reading
Below are PDF files of the comments received on the Draft Interim Soil Policy. (Additional questions and answers may be found in the comments of the Draft Interim Policy blog post.) MassDEP will be reviewing the comments in the coming … Continue reading
On Thursday, June 18th, MassDEP participated in a panel discussion on soil management at the Boston Bar Association. Attached are the slides used for that presentation: BBA-2015-06-18-pwl.pdf