Chapter 91 Guides

Chapter 91 Forms

  • BRP WW 04 - Request for Determination of Applicability

    This determination is intended to answer with certainty whether a Waterways license or other authorization is required. For Wetlands Protection Act jurisdiction, use WPA Form 1. Revised September 2006.

  • BRP WW 01, 03, 14, 15, 16, 17 - Chapter 91 Waterways License

    Chapter 91 licenses are required for most water-dependent and non-water-dependent projects, including small residential docks, piers, municipal harbor plans, dredging, and more. Revised June 2006.

  • BRP WW 06, 12 - Chapter 91 Simplified License & License Renewal

    A project licensed under MGL Chapter 91, the Public Waterfront Act, using the simplified license option has a limited term of generally 10-15 years. For the authorization to continue, the Licensee, or his/her successor, must request the simplified license be renewed. Revised September 2006.

  • BRP WW 05 - Certificate of Compliance

    A Certificate of Compliance confirming that a project licensed under MGL Chapter 91, the Public Waterfront Act, has been completed according to the plans, specifications and conditions of that license. Revised July 2007.

Water Quality Certification Forms

Wetlands Protection Act Permit Forms

Other Wetland Permits

  • BRP WM 04: Herbicide Application

    This license provides a review of chemical applications to lakes and ponds for maximum environmental health, and provides a means for keeping records of chemicals used. Revised January 2011.

  • BRP WW 13: Renovation of Abandoned Cranberry Bogs

    This permit is required when seeking to renovate an eligible abandoned cranberry bog for commercial cranberry cultivation. Revised February 2002.

Wetland Fee Transmittal Forms and Appendices

  • Request for Departmental Action Fee Transmittal Form doc format of 			Request for Departmental Action Fee Transmittal Form
	pdf format of Request for Departmental Action Fee Transmittal Form

    This fee transmittal form accompanies the Notice of Intent (WPA Form 3), Order of Resource Area Delineation (WPA Form 4B), or Request for Determination of Applicability (WPA Form 1). Revised December 2013.

  • ANRAD Wetland Fee Transmittal Form doc format of 			ANRAD Wetland Fee Transmittal Form
	pdf format of ANRAD Wetland Fee Transmittal Form

    This fee transmittal form accompanies the Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation (WPA Form 4A).

  • NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form doc format of 			NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form
	pdf format of NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form

    This fee transmittal form accompanies the Notice of Intent (WPA Form 3) or Abbreviated Notice of Intent (WPA Form 4).

  • MassDEP Offices and Locations

    MassDEP is headquartered in Boston, MA. Our regional & satellite offices are the hubs of MassDEP permitting, compliance, enforcement, and cleanup activity. 

  • Areas of Critical Environmental Concern doc format of 			Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
	pdf format of Areas of Critical Environmental Concern

    Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are places in Massachusetts, so designated by the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, that receive special recognition because of the quality, uniqueness and significance of their natural and cultural resources. Projects within ACECs are subject to greater scrutiny to avoid or minimize their environmental impact.