Rights-of-Way Spraying Activities on Public Roads are regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Holyoke’s Conservation Commission is charged with reviewing the location of sensitive resource areas – like wetlands and vernal pools – to make sure spraying is at least 10 feet away from these sensitive areas. Every year, each agency responsible for maintaining their public ways will submit a draft management plan – a Yearly Operational Plan – to MDAR for their review. A public comment period is a requirement for each of these YOPs.
The following agencies/entities of YOPs under review
- Holyoke Gas and Electric (comment period closes 3/27/15)
- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (comment period closes 6/6/14)