Housatonic River Natural Resource Restoration



Mass EEA



The Massachusetts SubCouncil (MA SubCouncil) is responsible for disbursing $7.75 million, plus interest, of the $15.5 million Housatonic River Natural Resource Damage (NRD) recovery to implement restoration projects in the affected geographic region of Massachusetts. 

As part of this responsibility, the MA SubCouncil must develop a comprehensive Restoration Plan.  Guidance for the development of the Restoration Plan is provided by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq., the Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. 1251-1376, and the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention and Response Act, M.G.L. ch. 21E, which provide a mechanism for state and federal governments to address NRD.







The Restoration Planning process includes the following components:
  1. Development and Finalization of the Restoration Planning Strategy;
  2. Development and Finalization of the Restoration Project Selection Procedure;
  3. Identification and Evaluation of Proposed Restoration Projects;
  4. Development and Finalization of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment;
  5. Development and Finalization of the Restoration Plan;
  6. Implementation of Restoration Projects; and,
  7. Monitoring of Restoration Actions.

maintained by:
Stantec Consulting


Massachusetts SubCouncil, Housatonic River Natural Resource Trustees
1 Winter Street, 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
(617) 292-5785