MassDEP Wetlands Program
What you need
The Abbreviated Notice of Intent simplifies filing requirements for projects which are likely to result in limited impacts to wetland resource areas. The form may be used when:
- the proposed work is within the Buffer Zone as defined in 310 CMR 10.04 (if the filing of a Notice of Intent is required) or within Land Subject to Flooding, as defined in 310 CMR 10.57(2), or within the Riverfront Area, as defined in 310 CMR 10.58; and
- the proposed work will disturb less than 1,000 square feet of surface area within the Buffer Zone and/or Land Subject to Flooding or less than 1,000 square feet of Riverfront Area, provided the work conforms to the requirements of 310 CMR 10.58(4)(c)2.a. pertaining to analysis of alternatives; and
- neither a Department of Army permit nor a Chapter 91 Waterways license from the Department is required.
Fees are calculated according to the type and number of activity. See the Instructions for details.
How to file
See mailing instructions in Step 4, below.
Guidance on how to prepare your Abbreviated Notice of Intent and calculate the fee.
You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.
Instructions for calculating the fee and representative examples are available in the Instructions, pages 4 - 7. Complete the NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form to accompany the payment.
Mail the NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form and the payment (check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) to:
Department of Environmental Protection
Boston, MA 02211
For Conservation Commission:
Two copies of the completed Abbreviated Notice of Intent (Form 4), including supporting plans and documents; two copies of the NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form; and the city/town fee payment must be sent to the Conservation Commission by certified mail or hand delivery.
Two copies of the completed Abbreviated Notice of Intent (Form 4), including supporting plans and documents; two copies of the NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form; and a copy of the state fee payment must be sent to the DEP Regional Office by certified mail or hand delivery.
If the applicant has checked the “yes” box in any part of Section B, Item 5 in the form, refer to that section and the Instructions for additional submittal requirements.
The original and copies must be sent simultaneously. Failure by the applicant to send copies in a timely manner may result in dismissal of the Abbreviated Notice of Intent.
Address1 Winter Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02108