Environmental Permit Training Workshop

Sponsored by:
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
The American Council of Engineering Companies
December 5, 2008
Marlborough Marriott Courtyard, Marlborough, MA


Overview of MassDOT Bridge Projects (MassDOT Permitting Overview)
Stephen O'Donnell, Interim Program Director
Accelerated Bridge Program, MassDOT Highway Division
Overview of DCR Bridge Projects (DCR- ABP Council 11.20.2008, DCR Permitting Overview)
Jonathan Gulliver, Assistant Chief Engineer
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Joe Orfant, Director, Bureau of Planning and Resource Protection (DCR)
Panel 1: Permitting Recipe & Application Process for MassDOT Projects (Army Corps Eng Bridge Program Workshop, NHESP_11_24_08)
Topics: 401 & 404 Water Quality certifications, 106, 254, MESA, and others
Kevin Walsh, Director of Environmental Services (MassDOT)
Paul Sneeringer, Senior Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
Derek Standish, MassDOT Wetlands Permit Coordinator, MassDEP
Jonathan Regosin, Regulatory Review Manager, Natural Heritage & Endangered
Species Program, Division of Fisheries & Wildlife (DFW)
Susan McArthur, Wetlands Permitting Coordinator, MassDOT
Panel 2: Case Study Discussion- Applying the Recipe to MassDOT Projects (Presentation Case Studies, Lawrence 3 PPT, Concord 3 PPT, Holden 3 PPT)
Union Street Bridge, Lawrence, Monument Bridge, Concord, Mill Street Bridge, Holden
Kevin Walsh, Moderator
Panelist: Paul Sneeringer, Derek Standish. Jonathan Regosin, Susan McArthur

Also presenting at the workshop were Monica Conyngham, General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Philip Griffith, Undersecretary for Environment, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA)

In the Spotlight

Active Project List [PDF - 231KB]

ABP Update
Through April 1, 2014 the MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program has advertised 191 construction contracts with a combined construction budget valued at $2.26 Billion.
Of these 191 advertised construction contracts:
  • 152 have already, or will, repair/replace over 270 bridges throughout the Commonwealth.
  • 39 are maintenance/preservation projects which perform work to improve the safety of many additional bridges throughout the Commonwealth.
  • 187 have been awarded to a contractor.
  • 155 have been declared complete by MassDOT (or DCR) with two additional contracts terminated and the remaining scope transferred to other contracts.
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