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Public Notice of a 401 Water Quality Application Project Title: Bel Air Dam Removal Project Location: Bel Air Dam, Pittsfield, MA Property Owner: The City of Pittsfield Proponent: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Dam Safety Description of Activity: The Bel Air Dam (MA01061) impounds the West Branch of the Housatonic River. The dam is located east of Wahconah Street and west of Fairview Avenue, approximately 1.1 miles downstream of Pontoosuc Lake. The dam is classified as a High Hazard Potential dam in accordance with Massachusetts Dam Safety Regulations (302 CMR 10.00). Based on a structural and geotechnical condition assessment, the condition of the dam was found to be Unsafe and Structurally Deficient. The major components of the project include the demolition of the existing dam to eliminate the impoundment, restoration of the hydraulic connectivity of the original waterway by the reconstruction a stream channel, the dredging of accumulated contaminated sediment, bank stabilization, and revegetation with native species. There is a 21-day public commenting period for the project. The last day to comment on the project is July 12, 2024. All persons wishing to comment, should address their comments to David Wong of the MassDEP Boston Water Quality Certification program at David.W.Wong@Mass.Gov. Any ten persons of the Commonwealth, any aggrieved person, or any governmental body or private organization with a mandate to protect the environment that has submitted written comments may also appeal the Department's Certification. Failure to submit comments before the end of the public comment period may result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing. Point of Contact for Additional Information: Jennifer Doyle-Breen, AECOM 250 Apollo Drive, Chelmsford, MA Email: Telephone: (978) 905-2968 AD# 86052 06/21/2024

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