Health Impact Assessment
In July 2017, Governor Charlie Baker directed MassDEP and the Department of Public Health (DPH) to perform a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Fore River area before MassDEP issues any air permits for the proposed Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC natural gas compressor station.
MassDEP and DPH are collaborating to prepare the health impact assessment, with facilitation assistance from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). The target for completion is November 2018.
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Updated Application & Supporting Documents
Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC submitted an update to its Air Quality Plan Application, including a Sound Level Impact Assessment Report, on October 24, 2018.
The company previously submitted an updated Air Quality Plan Application and Air Dispersion Modeling Report on May 25, 2018.
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Proposed Air Quality Plan Approval
On March 30, 2017, MassDEP issued for public comment a Proposed Non-Major Comprehensive Air Quality Plan Approval to Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC, a subsidiary of Spectra Energy Corp., that would allow for construction and operation of a natural gas compressor station in the town of Weymouth. This facility would support proposed capacity upgrades to, and expansion of, Algonquin’s natural gas transmission pipeline system.
MassDEP review of Algonquin's Air Quality Plan Application is limited to air pollution control issues only and does not relieve the company of complying with any other regulatory requirements.
The agency held a 30-day public comment period in response to a petition and public interest in this project. The comment period concluded on May 1, 2017.