The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has issued its conditional approval of a Non-Major Comprehensive Plan Application by Palmer Renewable Energy LLC to build and operate a 35-megawatt (MW) biomass-fired power plant at 1000 Page Boulevard in Springfield.

MassDEP held a public hearing Springfield on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, and accepted comments through Friday, April 29, 2011. The agency's response to comments received is provided below.

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