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Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Assessment and Restoration June 23, 2010 Waste Site Cleanup Program Advisory Committee.

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1 Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Assessment and Restoration June 23, 2010 Waste Site Cleanup Program Advisory Committee

2 2 Presentation Topics NRD ProgramNRD Program –Program Notes –Process Recent SettlementsRecent Settlements Restored Natural ResourcesRestored Natural Resources –Recent/Upcoming Restoration Plans –Recent/Upcoming RFRs

3 NRD Program Notes  MA NRD Trust Fund  MA Trustee: EEA Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr.  MA NRD Trustee Representatives and Alternates  Bouchard B-120: Mille Garcia-Serrano and Karen Pelto  MMR/Textron: Karen Pelto with Millie Garcia-Serrano and Len Pinaud as Advisors  GE/Housatonic: Karen Pelto and Tom Potter  New Bedford Harbor: Lisa Alexander and Rose Knox  Nyanza: Rose Knox and Lisa Alexander  Holyoke Coal Tar: Brian Harrington and Tom Potter  Sutton Brook: MOA in progress

4 4 NRD Process Conduct Pre-Assessment Screen Assess Injury Quantify Monetary Damages Present NRD Claim and Demand to RP Negotiate Settlement Settle Claim Implement Restoration

5 5 Colrain Acid Spill $ 30,000 GE Housatonic River, Pittsfield $ 15 Million (MA & CT) Charles George, Tyngsboro $ 1.2 Million Mystic River, Medford $ 26, 801 New Bedford Harbor $ Million Textron/MMR: $1.3 Million Bouchard: $ Million Nyanza, Ashland $ 3.1 Million PSC, Palmer $ 157,000 Holyoke Coal Tar $500,000 Massachusetts NRD and other Settlements Chelsea Creek: Posavina: $155,000 Global/Irving: $312,500 Coal Tar/Island End: $300,000 Sutton Brook Disposal Area, Tewksbury $ 1.65 Million Rubchinuk $ 747,000

6 Recent Settlements  Sutton Brook Disposal Area –$1,650,000 $825,000 ecological (wetland and brook) $825,000 groundwater –Consent Decree entered November 10, 2010  Bouchard B-120 –$6,076,393 $1,522,000 Aquatic and Shoreline $534,000 Ram Island Shoreline $3,305,393 Recreational $715,000 Piping Plovers –Consent Decree entered May 18, 2011

7 Approved Restoration Plans/Grants  New Bedford Harbor Round IV  New Bedford:  $2.9 million - Acushnet River upland riparian walkway  $100,000 – Palmer’s Island ecological restoration  Acushnet:  $1,197,493 – Acushnet Sawmill ecological restoration  $600,000 - LaPalme Farm purchase and restoration  Dartmouth:  $1.3 million - Round Hill Marsh restoration  Buzzards Bay:  $485,440 - Common and Roseate tern protection and restoration

8 Approved Restoration Plans/Grants  Housatonic Round II  Aquatic Biological Resources and Habitat:  $498,394 – Habitat continuity  Wildlife Resources and Habitat:  $30,900 - Installation of Gates Over Bat Hibernacula (MassWildlife)  $199,429 - Invasive Species Control  $171,850 - Bartholomew’s Cobble Floodplain Forest Restoration and Habitat Improvement

9 Upcoming Restoration Plans/Grants  Housatonic Round III  Habitat Conservation through Land Acquisition  $2 million  Nyanza  Aquatic, riparian and floodplain biological resources and habitats  Recreation and public access  $3.7 million  Holyoke Coal Tar  Shortnose sturgeon  Freshwater mussels  Benthic habitat  $345,000

10 Recent Request for Responses  Rubchinuk  Community cleanup of solid waste to reclaim and revitalize properties as neighborhood open spaces in Essex County communities with Environmental Justice populations  $747,000

11 Upcoming Request for Responses  Global/Irving  Restore, enhance or preserve critical aquatic, riparian and wetland habitats  Restore or enhance the function of water- dependent ecosystems by implementing measures to improve water quality  $212,500

12 MassDEP NRD Coordinator Karen Pelto


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