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).

  • 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.

  • Contacts & Locations

Wetland Field-Data Collection

  • Bordering Vegetated Wetland Delineation Field Data Form doc format of BVW Field Data Form

    Use this form to delineate the boundary of a Bordering Vegetated Wetland under the provisions of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and regulations (310 CMR 10.55). For more information see the "Bordering Vegetated Wetland Delineation Manual" under "Wetlands Guidance", above. 

  • Simplified Habitat Evaluation Form doc format of Simplified Habitat Evaluation Form
pdf format of Simplified Habitat Evaluation Form

    Simplified habitat-evaluation form from the Massachusetts Wildlife Habitat Protection Guidance. This form applies when a field evaluation determines that a project will have no adverse effect on the habitat features specified in the form; otherwise the Detailed Habitat Evaluation Form is used.

  • Wildlife Habitat Protection Guidance - Appendix B, Detailed Wildlife Habitat Evaluation doc format of Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Form
pdf format of Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Form

    Detailed habitat-evaluation form from the Massachusetts Wildlife Habitat Protection Guidance, to be submitted when a proposed project triggers habitat-protection provisions in the Wetlands Protection Act regulations.