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13. Municipal Harbor Plans
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 91: Public Waterfront Act; 301 CMR 23.00: Municipal Harbor Plans, 310 CMR 9.00: Waterways Regulations.
Jurisdiction: Filled and flowed tidelands of the Commonwealth.
Applicability: Projects in state-approved municipal harbor planning districts must comply with the provisions of municipal harbor plans.
Regulatory Summary: Municipal harbor plans establish a communityís objectives, standards, and policies for guiding public and private utilization of land and water within Chapter 91 (21) jurisdiction. Plans provide for an implementation program, which specifies the legal and institutional arrangements, financial strategies, and other measures to be taken to achieve the objectives of the harbor plan. Harbor plans may, for example, establish siting and design criteria for projects within a harbor, or designate certain parts of a harbor as off-limits to in-water construction and mooring placement. Plans are developed under Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) regulations and implemented under Chapter 91 regulations.
Forms: BRP WW01, BRP WW14, BRP WW15, BRP WW16, or BRP WW17 www.mass.gov/dep/water/approvals/wwforms.htm.
Fees: There are no additional fees for review of projects in municipal harbor planning districts aside from DEPís license application fee.
Contacts: CZM Regional Coordinators:
MassDEP Waterways Program (617) 292-5696.
Publication Date: Fall, 2003
A publication of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA170Z2338. This publication is funded (in part) by a grant/cooperative agreement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or any of its sub-agencies.