What is a Request for Determination of Applicability?
This is a form obtainable from the Department of Environmental Protection website which lists the proposed work and asks the Commission to determine if the Wetlands Protection Act is applicable. The Commission holds a site inspection and a public hearing, then makes a decision, issuing a Determination of Applicability form to the applicant. If the answer is negative, then the project may go ahead without further involvement by the Commission. If the decision (Determination of Applicability) is positive, then a further filing may be needed (A Notice of Intent to do Work).

Request for Determination of Applicability

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1. What if I want to do some work in a wetland or buffer zone area?
2. What is a Request for Determination of Applicability?
3. How do I go about filing a Notice of Intent (NOI)?
4. What happens at the public hearing?
5. What happens after the public hearing?
6. What if I just have a question about a possible wetlands issue?
7. What if I can’t get to the town hall to ask my question or get information on a project?
8. I’m interested in serving on the Conservation Commission-what do I do?
9. How do Conservation Commission members keep up with new regulations and changes?