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EPA Cleanups: GE-Pittsfield/Housatonic River Site

Public Comment, Meetings and Events

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Opportunities for Public Comment

EPA will hold a public hearing on the Draft Modification to the RCRA Permit on September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School (Duffin Theater). In response to several requests for extension, public comments on the Draft Permit will also be accepted through October 27, 2014.

Written comments on the proposed cleanup plan can be transmitted to EPA on or before Monday, October 27, 2014 in one of three ways:

Via email to r1housatonic@epa.gov

Via fax at 617.918.0028

Or mail comments, postmarked no later than Monday, October 27, 2014 to:

Dean Tagliaferro
EPA New England
c/o Weston Solutions
10 Lyman Street, Suite 2
Pittsfield, MA 01201


Closed Public Comment Periods

While there are no formal or informal public comment periods for many of GE's submittals pursuant to the GE-Pittfield/Housatonic River, it is EPA's practice to accept comments from the public throughout the entire investigation and cleanup process. Interested persons and organizations are invited to submit comments at any time on the wide variety of inspection, monitoring, site analysis, characterization, work plans, and other technical reports submitted by GE to EPA on an ongoing basis. These current documents can be found under the "What's New" link on this website. The listed documents are available on-line and are also sent to the Public Information Repositories to give the public access to all information on Consent Decree activities. EPA typically responds to GE's documents after 45 days of receipt; therefore, public submits should be submitted within 45 days of the date of the document.

If additional documents are subject to formal or informal public comment periods, the comment period will list here and notice will be sent out to the Citizens Coordinating Council.

Comments may be submitted by mail, email or fax to Kelsey O'Neil, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, as indicated below or individuals can ask questions or make verbal comments at the Citizens Coordinating Council meeting.

Kelsey O'Neil (oneil.kelsey@epa.gov)
EPA Community Involvement Coordinator
c/o Weston Solutions
10 Lyman Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Fax: 617-918-0003

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U.S. EPA Housatonic River Public Meetings

Public Information Meetings on Proposed Cleanup Plan for the GE Pittsfield/Housatonic River

Wed., June 18: 6 pm poster session; 7 pm presentation
Lenox Memorial Middle and High School auditorium
197 East Street
Lenox, MA

Tues., June 24: 6 pm poster session; 7 pm presentation
Kent Town Hall
Kent, CT

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GE-Housatonic River CCC Meetings and Events

Upcoming meetings

To be determined.

Past Meetings

May 7, 2014

January 22, 2014

September 18, 2013

May 15, 2013

January 30, 2013

September 12, 2012

June 12, 2012, CT Housatonic River Status Update

June 13, 2012, MA Housatonic River Status Update

May 24, 2012, MA Housatonic River Status Update
May 23, 2012, CT Housatonic River Status Update

April 4, 2012

September 14, 2011

June 22, 2011

April and May 2011: U.S. EPA Housatonic River Mini Workshops Click icon for EPA disclaimer.

March 2, 2011

January 26, 2011 (postponed to March 2 due to weather)

September 29, 2010

April 28, 2010

January 28, 2010

September 23, 2009

June 17, 2009

April 7, 2009

December 10, 2008

September 17, 2008

June 23, 2008

March 27, 2008
Corrective Measures Study Results

Past Meetings Archive

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CT – Subcommittee of the GE Housatonic River CCC

CT - Sub Committee CCC meetings are open to the public and are held approximately semi-annually.

Past Meetings

October 21, 2009

March 26, 2008
Corrective Measures Study Results to be presented by GE

November 28, 2007
Ecological Restoration following Sediment and Soil Removal, including two case studies and update on Rest of River process

March 7, 2007

Past Meetings Archive

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For more information regarding upcoming Citizen's Coordinating Council Meetings or past CCC meeting minutes, please contact:

Jim Murphy (Murphy.Jim@epa.gov)
US EPA
One Congress Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-918-1028

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