The Notice of Intent provides the Boston Conservation Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection with a complete and accurate description of the:
Site, including the type and boundaries of resource areas, which must be indicated on plans and specifications as required under the Act, and
Proposed Work, including all effects upon resource areas and measures and designs proposed to meet the performance standards described in the Wetlands Protection Act Regulations, 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 10, specific to each applicable resource area.
A Project Description is inclusive of all construction phase activities and the final condition of the site upon project completion. The description must indicate all wetland resource areas and how the performance standards specific to those resource areas will be met.
Abutters within 100 feet of the property line from where the work is proposed must be provided with notification of the proposed project prior to submission of the NOI. Notification must be sent by certified mail, or hand delivery, to all abutters on the most recent tax list found at the City of Boston Assessing Office.
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The notice shall provide an explanation of the proposed work and include the date, time, and location of any applicable public hearings. The applicant shall notify abutters simultaneously with the filing of a Notice of Intent with the BCC in order to provide abutters sufficient time to review the application and accompanying plans.
When planned work is located on land under bodies of water and/or waterways, or on a tract of land greater than 50 acres, written notification must only be given to abutters within 100 feet of the “project site.”
Stormwater Reports are not applicable to all NOI submissions. Consult the Stormwater Management Standards provided by the state to determine if a Report is required for your NOI submission; if a Report is required, applicants should also complete the Stormwater Report: Checklist.
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For projects that do require a Stormwater Report, applicant should submit both the completed Stormwater Report and the Stormwater Report: Checklist along with the Notice of Intent. Stormwater management systems must also be reviewed and approved by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC).
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Applicants should note that there are Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) limitations for the Neponset River and Charles River watersheds for certain pollutants. Based upon the TMDL, specific stormwater Best Management Practices may need to be implemented for projects in those watersheds.
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BCC and DEP filing fees must be submitted separately to the appropriate agency.
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City of Boston filing fees associated with the Notice of Intent are determiend in the following manner:
$25.00 for projects with the fair cost of $1,000.00 or less.
$50.00 for projects with the fair cost of more than $1,000.00 but not more than $50,000.00.
$75.00 for projects with a fair cost of more than $50,000.00 but not more than $100,000.00.
For projects with a fair cost of more than $100,000.00 the fee shall be .075% of the fair cost provided; however, in no case shall the fee be more than $1,500.00.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact:
Stephanie Kruel, Executive Secretary
Boston Conservation Commission
Boston City Hall Room 805
Boston, MA 02201
The next meeting of the BCC will take place on Wednesday, March 5th beginning at 6pm.