Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
The last of the public meetings covering Massport’s Five-Year Environmental Status and Planning Report (ESPR) for Hanscom Field will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 11, in Room 308 of Hanscom Field’s Civil Air Terminal, 200 Hanscom Drive, Bedford.
Tuesday’s presentation will describe the current status of Hanscom Field’s airport facilities, flight activity, air noise levels and emissions. Further, the ESPR will examine the impacts on surrounding communities’ traffic flow and patterns, as well as on local natural, historical and cultural resources.
Massport will also project future development and its effect on nearby communities through the year 2035.
Tomorrow’s public meeting will summarize the key findings of the environmental report, and officials from the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office, a division of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs have been invited.
Town officials and residents are encouraged to attend, and offer comments directly to the State officials in charge of reviewing and certifying the Environmental Report.
The recently-released 2017 ESPR, 560-pages plus accompanying appendices, can be viewed or downloaded from the Massport website (https://www.massport.com/massport/about-massport/project-environmental-filings/hanscom-field/).
The MEPA website has instructions for both emailing and mailing comments, as well as a new portal to submit comments online://www.mass.gov/service-details/submitting-comments.
The last day for comments to be received is July 11, 2019.