The eDEP Wetland Forms Are Available!
Go to eDEP Online Filing to register and get started.
Save time, paper, and money while reducing your carbon footprint! As part of MassDEP's green initiative, eDEP's new wetlands forms are now available on-line to applicants and conservation commissions. There are a number of features in our electronic forms that will make them much easier to use than hard copies.
The forms that you can now access on-line are:
- Notice of Intent (NOI)
- Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation (ANRAD)
- Order of Conditions (OOC)
- Order of Resource Area Delineation (ORAD)
We encourage you to try them. Our Wetlands Circuit Riders are available to answer any questions and to provide training if you need it. See below for contact information.
eDEP Registration & Training
- To use these wetland forms you must register on-line at our eDEP homepage at: eDEP Online Filing
- Conservation Commissions will need to register with eDEP once and submit a hard-copy proof of identity form with MassDEP. The registration process takes very little time and MassDEP approval of the proof of identity form will take approximately a week.
eDEP and WIRe: Working together to improve wetlands protection and better public access.
MassDEP has developed a data system that integrates MassDEP's permitting and enforcement records with wetland loss maps and other GIS maps. The Wetland Information Resource (WIRe) data system that is populated by eDEP on-line submittals allows MassDEP to more easily track permitted impacts, determine responsibility for wetland loss, pursue enforcement, and monitor compliance & mitigation success.
This powerful new tool is now accessible to the applicant and conservation commissions through the improved eDEP forms, in particular, through the Map Viewer tools that show a wide range of MassGIS overlays as they relate to permitting and compliance and enforcement activities.
The work to date has been funded by a grant from the U.S. EPA. MassDEP will apply for additional grant funds to make some of these data and Map Viewer information accessible to the general public! We will keep you updated on our progress through this web page.
Please use the new eDEP wetland forms to apply for or issue Wetlands permits electronically.
Why eDEP NOI and ANRAD Forms Are Great for Applicants
- Easier and quicker to use than existing forms.
- MassDEP wetlands file numbers will be faster to obtain with electronic submissions.
- The eDEP forms gives you access to a "Map Viewer" that will automatically input the latitude and longitude into the form when applicants click on the project location. In addition, many other relevant MassGIS overlays are accessible by selecting the appropriate icon such as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Estimated Habitats of Certified Vernal Pools, Outstanding Resource Waters, Zone IIs for drinking water. Projects will then appear geographically in MassDEP's database.
- Communicate with MassDEP quicker if you file electronically. Application payments can be made electronically by credit card or by electronic check to expedite the process. eDEP applicants will receive an email notification at the time a file number is issued. These features speed up the receipt of file numbers.
Why eDEP OOC and ORAD Forms Are Great for Conservation Commissions
- Saves Time - the OOC form will be pre-populated with much of the NOI data so that commissions will not have to complete every section.
- A new OOC special conditions "pick list" will provide flexibility to tailor environmentally sound conditions. Postage and mailing of the OOC to MassDEP will no longer be required.
- Conservation Commissions will be able to view the project site using a Map Viewer tool, adjust the latitude/ longitude if needed, consult maps for Natural Heritage, FEMA, ACECs and view wetland loss polygons, and basic information of project filings in their town.
Efficiencies for MassDEP
The NOI/OOC project location and filing information will appear geospatially in MassDEP's wetlands database, allowing for improved strategic planning, data management, responsiveness, and resource protection.
For More Information Contact MassDEP's Regional Circuit Riders:
Boston & Central Regional Office:
Alice Smith, 617-292-5854, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Merrill, 978-694-3249, email@example.com
Christine Odiaga, 508-946-2836, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Stinson, 413-755-2257, email@example.com