On September 15, 2017, Clean Power Northeast Development submitted an Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the Atlantic Link project under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). This filing initiates a public review process in which state agencies will consider the Atlantic Link and its potential for environmental impacts, in advance of the issuance of applicable permits. A site visit and public consultation session will likely be scheduled by the MEPA Office for later this fall. The Atlantic Link team looks forward to comments by interested parties, and responding to information requirements identified by the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs. In addition, stakeholders and the public will have opportunity to provide input regarding the Atlantic Link project during other required Massachusetts regulatory permitting processes, including review by the Energy Facilities Siting Board and under the Wetlands Protection Act. Robust review by federal agencies is also pending, which will include opportunity for comment by interested parties.

The MEPA Office will hold two public sessions, in Boston on October 17, 2017 and in Plymouth on October 18, 2017 to receive input on the project’s Environmental Notification Form filing. 

The Plymouth session includes the opportunity for a visit to the site of the proposed onshore facilities for Atlantic Link at 4:00pm on October 18; and a public information session at 6:00pm the same day. For those wishing to be part of the site visit, meet by 4:00pm at the Plymouth Moose Lodge (601 State Road, Plymouth) for bus transportation to the proposed project site.  

Following the site visit, MEPA staff will host a public consultation session including a presentation about the Atlantic Link project. The meeting will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge.  

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