Wetland Permitting

Wetland Permitting is a key service, particularly here in Massachusetts where wetlands are abundant and development projects often intersect with these sensitive ecosystems. Our goal is to assist our clients in navigating the complex regulatory landscape associated with wetlands.

The permitting process requires a thorough understanding of local, state, and federal wetland regulations, as well as expertise in wetland science. Sabatia, Inc. guides clients through each step, from initial site assessments and wetland delineations to mitigation planning and compliance monitoring. We liaise with regulatory agencies, prepare necessary documentation, and ensure that all activities comply with the relevant regulations. This service is crucial for developers, landowners, and municipalities aiming to undertake projects in or near wetlands. The permitting process guarantees that development is carried out responsibly and in compliance with all environmental laws and regulations.

Notice of Intent (NOI)

The Notice of Intent (NOI) application is designed for property owners who are planning development within wetland resource areas or their buffer zones. For coastal resource areas they may consist of barrier beaches, salt marshes, and coastal dunes. In inland areas, they are potentially streams, rivers, swamps, and ponds.

Sabatia, Inc. supports and guides applicants through this process from start to finish. We work with your team of engineers and architects to compile the necessary documents for the submission, present the project to the local conservation commission on the applicant's behalf, and perform any necessary fieldwork to properly evaluate the project site.

Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA)

The Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) application is designed for property owners who want to determine if a project site is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act and local bylaws. This application is meant for smaller projects that are designed to avoid impacting the resource area. If the project is determined to potentially impact the resource area, a Notice of Intent follow-up application will be required.

Sabatia, Inc. will evaluate the proposed work and determine which application best fits your project.

Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation (ANRAD)

The Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation (ANRAD) application is designed to confirm resource areas present on-site. This process establishes the wetland boundaries to the resource areas and "locks them in" for a three year period.

This application is best fit for clients who are completing their due diligence prior to purchasing land. This application is designed for property owners who want to establish the extent of the property subject to the Wetlands Protection Act.