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1. The project requires a Chapter 91 license (issued by the Massachusetts DEP (Department of the Environment). This is essentially a license to construct in a filled tideland.
2. The project is now in the stage where the section between the Beverly Bridge and Washington Street in Salem is out to bid (January, 2002). However, we understand that that section is now (April, 2002) undergoing a review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Review, which essentially requires:
For more information on the Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Review, go to the National Advisory Council's web site (www.//achp.gov/citizensguide.html) for a "Citizen's Guide".
Chapter 91 Waterways License
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Review
The project is applying for a permit for activity within a filled tideland. Comments are due April 9, 2002.
This seems to be the 75% Design Level review.
Send comments to:
Ms. Sharon M. Pelosi, Program Chief
DEP Waterways Regulation Program
One Winter Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Chapter 91 License Amendment
Bridge Street By-Pass
Waterways Application # W02-0440-N
Amendment to License #3146
The MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) of 1992 was signed by:
FHWA (Federal Highway Administration)
NACHP (National Advisory Council on Historic )
SHPO (Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Officer)
and "concurred" by:
MHD (Massachusetts Highway Department)
Salem Planning Department
Salem Historical Commission
Beverly Historic District Commission
DEP's purview in this case seems to be limited to access to the water, parking for the public for access to the water, effects to surrounding areas (through the 106 process), dredging, and the history of the applicant on carrying out its previous committments (such as the promise to develop a park at the old bridge crossing)
The 75% Design Level Rview is apparently in process. We are attempting to determine:
The Review Timetable, including deadlines for comments.