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EBC Seminar on Landlocked Tidelands Legislation- EXPANDED PROGRAM
December 18, 2007 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Implementation of the New Massachusetts
Landlocked Tidelands Legislation
Review of the Proposed Revision to Chapter 91 Waterways Regulations
This EBC morning seminar has been expanded beyond the presentation of the New Chapter 91 Tidelands protection legislation to include a review of the Proposed DEP Revisions to Chapter 91 regulations. A more detailed overview of the recently proposed changes to the Ch. 91 regulations ? both substantive and procedural (LL Tidelands is included) will be made, including the new procedural changes streamlining permitting review, appeals, standing, etc. Also to be discussed are the revised definitions of water-dependent uses (particularly for offshore renewable/sub cables etc).
New Chapter 91 Tidelands protection legislation was passed by unanimous votes of the Massachusetts House and the Senate on November 5, 2007. This emergency legislation is effective immediately and was signed by Governor Patrick on November 15, 2007. The new legislation, An Act Relative to the Licensing Requirements for Certain Tidelands; exempts landlocked tidelands from Chapter 91 licensing requirements in response to a February 2007 decision of the Supreme Judicial Court.
The legislation is not limited to maintaining the MassDEP exemption from licensing of landlocked tidelands. While the exemption is preserved, the legislation creates requirements applicable to projects on all Massachusetts tidelands, including a new public benefit review process and additional MEPA findings and commitments. Plan to attend this Seminar to learn from government officials and others about how they expect to implement this new legislation in the short and long term.
Keynote Topics and Speakers:
- Overview of Legislation
General Counsel, EEA
- Implementation of Public Benefit Review and MEPA Requirements
Director, Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office
- CZM?s Tidelands Consistency Review Role
Assistant Director (Invited), Massachusetts Coastal Zone
- Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
? Administration of Chapter 91 Licensing and MEPA Conditions
Massachusetts DEP Representative – TBA
- Short and Long Term Impacts on Waterfront Development ? The Private Sector View
Partner, Anderson & Kreiger
Agenda – Latest AGENDA
Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:00 a.m. Program
EBC members $110*
Government and Nonprofit 60*
*After December 14 and at the door: add $40
No-shows will be charged and cancellations must be received 2 business days prior to the event.