310 CMR 10.00: Current Regulations

  • 310 CMR 10.00: The Wetlands Protection Act Part A pdf format of 310 CMR 10.00: The Wetlands Protection Act Part A
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    These regulations were effective October 24, 2014.

  • 310 CMR 10.00: The Wetlands Protection Act Part B pdf format of 310 CMR 10.00: The Wetlands Protection Act Part B

    These regulations were effective October 24, 2014.

  • 310 CMR 10.00 - Sections

    Regulations for All Wetlands
    10.01: Introduction and Purpose
    10.02: Statement of Jurisdiction
    10.03: General Provisions
    10.04: Definitions
    10.05: Procedures
    10.06: Emergencies
    10.07: Compliance with M.G.L. c. 61 through 62H
    10.08: Enforcement Orders
    10.09: Severability
    10.10: Effective Date
    10.11: Actions required before submitting a Notice of Intent for an Ecological Restoration Project
    10.12: Notice of Intent for an Ecological Restoration Project
    10.13: Eligibility Criteria for Restoration Order of Conditions
    10.14: Restoration Order of Conditions

    Additional Regulations for Coastal Wetlands
    10.21: Introduction
    10.22: Purpose
    10.23: Additional Definitions for 310 CMR 10.21 through 10.37
    10.24: General Provisions
    10.25: Land Under the Ocean
    10.26: Designated Port Areas
    10.27: Coastal Beaches
    10.28: Coastal Dunes
    10.29: Barrier Beaches
    10.30: Coastal Banks
    10.31: Rocky Intertidal Shores
    10.32: Salt Marshes
    10.33: Land Under Salt Ponds
    10.34: Land Containing Shellfish
    10.35: Banks of or Land Under the Ocean, Ponds, Streams, Rivers, Lakes or Creeks that Underlie Anadromous/Catadromous ("Fish Run")
    (10.36: Reserved: Variance provision is found at 310 CMR 10.05(10))
    10.37: Estimated Habitats of Rare Wildlife (for coastal wetlands)

    Additional Regulations for Inland Wetlands
    10.51: Introduction
    10.52: Purpose
    10.53: General Provisions
    10.54: Bank (Naturally Occurring Banks and Beaches)
    10.55: Bordering Vegetated Wetlands (Wet Meadows, Marshes, Swamps and Bogs)
    10.56: Land under Water Bodies and Waterways (Under any Creek, River, Stream, Pond or Lake)
    10.57: Land Subject to Flooding (Bordering and Isolated Areas)
    10.58: Riverfront Area
    10.59: Estimated Habitats of Rare Wildlife (for inland wetlands)
    10.60: Wildlife Habitat Evaluations

    Appendices: Prefaces to Previous Regulatory Revisions
    Protection of Wildlife Habitat; 1987
    Rights of Way Management; 1987
    1983 Regulatory Revisions
    Fees; 1989
    Technical Changes; 1992
    Maintenance and Improvement of Land in Agricultural Use; 1993
    Preface to Wetlands Regulatory Revisions Effective January 1, 1994

Combined Wetlands-Water Quality Certification Permitting Procedures

314 CMR 9.00: 401 Water Quality Certification pdf format of 314 CMR 9.00: 401 Water Quality Certification
The amended 401 Water Quality Certification regulations at 314 CMR 9.00 establish procedures and standards for issuing state certifications under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act for dredge and fill activities requiring a federal permit. Changes in the 401 Water Quality Certification regulations overlap with the Wetlands regulations (310 CMR 10.00) by establishing rules which:

  • create a combined permit application and the potential for a combined wetlands, waterways and 401 water quality certification permit;
  • create an exemption, except for projects involving 100 cubic yards or more of dredging, or dredging of any amount in an ORW, for newly authorized ecological restoration projects under the Wetland regulations;
  • create an exemption for some short-term testing of innovative technologies permitted under the Wetlands regulations.

310 CMR 10.00: Proposed Amendments & Public Comment

  • There are no proposed regulations out for public comment at this time.

310 CMR 10.00: Recently Promulgated Amendments