Project Information, Reports & Data

MassDEP Permits, Determinations & Enforcement Documents

March 28, 2013, Public Information Session

This former landfill must be closed in accordance with MassDEP regulations. At this Public information session, a conceptual closure proposal was presented by consultants working on the Landfill owner’s behalf. MassDEP has issued guidance on the procedures and criteria the MassDEP will use when reviewing requests for Closure Activities at Inactive Unlined Landfill Sites  pdf format of Closure Activities at Inactive Unlined Landfill Sites
. This conceptual closure proposal is one option for the landfill owner to comply with the regulatory requirements.

Public Comments, Petition Received & Proponent's Response

The MassDEP Southeast Regional Office conducted a 45-day public comment period on the proposed plan to cap this unlined in Dartmouth. This comment period concluded on May 13, 2013. MassDEP is providing here all comments and a petition received as of that date.

MassDEP required the owner/proponent - Mary Robinson and Boston Environmental Corp. - to address these comments received from the community, and to modify their proposal for capping the landfill and mitigating the project’s impacts.

June 27 & July 11, 2013, Public Information Meetings

MassDEP held two public informational meetings as part of its response to written public comments received on the proposed capping and conceptual closure plan for the Old Fall River Road Landfill. The first was primarily devoted to site risk related matters and the second addressed other outstanding issues including prior non-compliance, truck traffic, closure design alternatives and cost considerations. Materials from these sessions are provided here.

Additional Information

MassDEP Contact

Mark Dakers, MassDEP Southeast Regional Office: 508-946-2847 or