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For Immediate Release: 07/25/2011
CONTACT: Adam Hurtubise
617-973-8093

Public Hearings Notice: City of Boston's Proposed Non-Radioactive Hazardous Material Route

BOSTON - July 25, 2011 - Public Hearings will be held by MassDOT, as the state routing agency, to discuss the I-93/I-95 Non-Radioactive Hazardous Material through routing designation proposed by the City of Boston.

The four hearings are scheduled as follows:

The purpose of these hearings is to provide the public with the opportunity to provide testimony and comments regarding the City of Boston's routing analysis and proposed Non-Radioactive Hazardous Material through routing designation along I-93/I-95. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. MassDOT and City of Boston representatives will be present to discuss the proposed route and answer questions. Additional information, including the City of Boston routing evaluation, is available on the MassDOT website, http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/hazmat_study.aspx

Under the proposed routing designation, the City of Boston would prohibit the use of City streets for the "through" transportation of Non-Radioactive Hazardous Material where there is neither a point of origin nor destination within the City of Boston. The proposal would designate I-93/I-95 as the prescribed through route over which such Non-Radioactive Hazardous Material approaching the City of Boston is to be transported. Within Boston, only shipments to destinations/points of origin located within the City would be permissible, provided the motor carrier applies for and receives a permit from the City.

Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to a respective hearing date shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the applicable hearings listed above.

Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearings regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to:

Thomas F. Broderick, P.E., Acting Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4160, Boston, MA 02116, ATTN: BOSTON HAZMAT ROUTE.

Such submissions will also be accepted at the public hearings. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing and comment record must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of September 23, 2011. All comments may also be emailed to bostonhazmat@state.ma.us.

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