MACC 2014 Annual Meeting Presentations
Presentation on MassDEP Regulatory Reform Initiative file size 2MB
Outline of activities, projects, permits, and procedures to be revised as part of MassDEP's ongoing regulatory reform initiative. March 2014.
Factsheet: 2012 Statutory Changes Affecting the Wetlands Protection Act
Summary of changes to the Wetlands Protection Act to streamline permitting procedures and enhance environmental protection. March 2014.
Factsheet: Summary of 2014 Proposed Revisions to Wetlands, Waterways, and Water Quality Certification Regulations file size 1MB
Proposed revisions to Massachusetts' Wetlands, Waterways, and Water Quality Certification regulations to streamline permitting procedures while maintaining environmental protection. March 2014.
Factsheet: 2012 Wetlands Protection Act Statutory Change for Abutter Notification
Explains proposed revisions to 310 CMR 10.05(4) relative to appeal rights for abutters. March 2014.
Presentation on General Permitting for ecological restoration projects
How a General Permit streamlines restoration projects under the Wetlands Protection Act regulations. March 2014.
Presentation on General Permitting for ecological restoration - Stream Crossing Standards file size 3MB
How the implementation of stream crossing standards in ecological-restoration projects provide benefits to wildlife and protect infrastructure in extreme weather events. March 2014.
Presentation on Implementing Restoration Regulations - Eligibility Criteria for Wetlands General Permits file size 1MB
Outline of eligibility criteria for wetlands general permit for ecological restoration (dam removal, stream daylighting, stream crossings, shellfish-habitat restoration, fish passage, removing tidal restrictions). March 2014.
Presentation on General Waterways License for Residential Docks file size 1MB
Overview of proposed changes to Waterways regulations and permitting procedures for residential docks. March 2014.
Preliminary Conceptual Draft: Small Dock and Pier General License
Draft General License: Preliminary Draft for Informational Purposes ONLY.
Presentation on MassDEP-UMass Demonstration Project: Assessment of Wetland Mitigation Success file size 4MB
Report on the process and outcome of a study evaluating the success of wetlands mitigation efforts in selected Massachusetts communities. March 2014.
Presentation on the Water Management Act and the Sustainable Water Management Initiative file size 2MB
How the Sustainable Water Management Initiative impacts the Water Management Act. March 2014.
Presentation on Town Brook Realignment and Restoration Project Case Study file size 2MB
A case study in restoring an urban waterway by realigning its course, "daylighting" culverted portions, and providing habitat for aquatic wildlife. March 2014.
Wetlands, Climate Change & the Carbon Cycle file size 1MB
The most recent and compelling research in wetland science is revealing the extraordinary role wetlands play in mitigating climate change.
Circuit Rider Network 2014
Bordering Land Subject to Flooding - 2014 FEMA Study for the Concord River Watershed file size 6MB
BLSF is a wetland resource area regulated by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Interests that are protected are flood control, storm damage prevention, and wildlife habitat. This presentation shows findings from the 2014 FEMA study for Concord River watershed and climate change, presented to SuAsCo-Shawsheen watersheds conservation commission network meeting on May 22, 2014.