Purpose of the Notice of Intent
To protect the Commonwealth's wetland resources, the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (General Law Chapter 131, Section 40) prohibits the removal, dredging, filling, or altering of wetlands without a permit. To obtain a permit (called an Order of Conditions), a project proponent must submit an application to the Conservation Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection (the Department). The Notice of Intent application provides the Conservation Commission and the Department with a complete and accurate description of the:
- Site: including the type and boundaries of resource areas under the Wetlands Protection Act, and
- Proposed work: including all measures and designs proposed to meet the performance standards described in the Wetlands Protection Act Regulations, 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 10.00, for each applicable resource area.
The applicant is responsible for providing the information required for the review of this application to the permit issuing authority (Conservation Commission or the Department). The submittal of a complete and accurate description of the site and project will minimize requests for additional information by the issuing authority that may result in an unnecessary delay in the issuance of an Order of Conditions.
To complete this form, the applicant should refer to the wetlands regulations (310 CMR 10.00). These may be purchased online, in person, or by mail at the Massachusetts State Bookstore . Regulations are also available for viewing at public libraries and county law libraries across the state, as well as at the Department's Regional Service Centers (see Find Your Region ).
Stormwater Report: Checklist
Revised April 2008.
This Checklist is a preparation guide for writing the Stormwater Report. Both the Checklist and the Stormwater Report should be submitted with the NOI when a project is subject to the stormwater management provisions of the Wetlands Protection Act.