On January 30, 2014, the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) issued a Air Quality Plan Approval and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit to Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development LP for that company's proposed 630-megawatt, natural gas-fired electric generating facility that would be built near the current Salem Power Station, a coal-fired power plant that is slated to close permanently. The following related documents are available for online review:

If you wish to review Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development LP's application for these approvals, the appendices/attachments to that application, and related air modeling files, please contact:

Cosmo Buttaro (978-694-3281)
Environmental Engineer
MassDEP Northeast Regional Office
205B Lowell Street
Wilmington, MA  01887

MassDEP accepted public comments on the Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development LP proposal in fall 2013. A public hearing was held at the Bentley Elementary School in Salem on October 10 and the public comment period closed on November 1. The following documents were issued for public comment: