Before you read further, we should warn you that the following post is rated UGA-17 (Undergarment Alert-17 and older.) And you should know that the Bobbsey Twins are involved.
Two days ago, following the most recent NNEPRA Board Meeting in Portland, TR/NE posted this bubbly news item:
NNEPRA Exec. Dir. Patricia Quinn Concludes, "We're ready to go" with the BLF Once Storm Water Permit is Approved
- Published on Monday, 25 August 2014 23:24
- Written by TRN Webmaster
Ms. Patricia Quinn, NNEPRA Executive Director, briefed the board on various items, including the Downeaster Brunswick Layover Facility. She reported that she had a 2 1/2 hour meeting with the Maine DEP addressing in particular the storm water permitting process. As a result, the permit has been resubmitted and notification of the abutters has been expanded. This is a 45-day process that allows for public input. The meeting with the DEP addressed several other issues: the water table, air quality and storage of lubricants on the property. None of those issues was considered a problem.
OOPS, and we mean a big time OOPS, because the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) today issued their finding on the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority’s (NNEPRA) StormWater management Permit Application (SWPA). They deemed it Not Fully Grounded (NFG,) to coin a phrase. You can read the full decision letter here (http://www.scribd.com/doc/237937384/DEP-SWPA-Deficiency-Letter); the essence of the decision is this passage;
Your application for a layover facility for Amtrak Passenger Rail Service, as described in DEP File #L-26119-NJ-B-N, has been received and reviewed by the Department. Based on engineering review comments from Ben Viola as listed below, the application has been found to be unacceptable for processing at this time.
Accordingly, local authorities have reissued the earlier Be On the Look-Out (BOLO) alert for the Brunswick Bobbsey Twins (BBT) of TrainRiders/Northeast (TNE). And they’ve elevated the state of agitation of the twins to Going High Order (GHO).
While the twins are known for their ability to disguise themselves, authorities are concerned that their real identities may now surface under the pressures of reality.
So, fair warning. Watch the news as it unfolds, and make sure you’ve got your own knickers under control.
Cape Brunswick can only deal with so many coifs on fire at a time; at least until we build a new central fire station, complete with emergency hair dousing equipment.