After You Have Applied for Your Permit

  1. When the Commission has received your application (RDA or NOI) it will be reviewed for completeness and if found complete, you will be notified of the date of the public hearing. Public Notice will have to be advertised in The Revere Journal and abutter notification will need to be done in a timely manner before the public hearing in accordance with the regulations.
  2. At the public hearing you will be called to the speaker’s podium by the chair and you or your representative will be asked to inform the Commission of your planned work. Commission members may then ask questions regarding your proposal. Any interested parties and abutters in the audience will be asked if they wish to speak in favor or opposition to your project or have any questions regarding your project.
  3. A site visit is usually scheduled by the commission to view the project site. If possible a site visit may be scheduled prior to your hearing. Usually the site visit is scheduled at the public hearing. When the site visit is scheduled at the public hearing the public hearing for your project will be continued to the next monthly meeting of the Commission. Site visits usually take place on a Saturday morning and you or representative is expected to be present. Commission members may ask questions at the site visit.
  4. Once the public hearing has been concluded your project is brought forward for a vote by the Commission. The vote can be for either an issuance of an Order of Conditions or a denial of an issuance of an Order of Conditions for the project. An Order of Conditions can be denied by the Commission for incomplete information or failure to address the protected interests of the Wetland Protection Act in accordance with regulations.
  5. Appeals of actions can be made by project applicant, aggrieved interested parties or the Department of Environmental Protection. Appeals by the proponent or aggrieved interested parties must be made in writing to the Department of Environmental Protection within ten (10) business days of the issuance of a decision by the Commission. The appellant must utilize the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Request for Departmental Action Fee Transmittal Form for filing an appeal. The instructions on this form must be followed completely for the appeal to be considered for acceptance by DEP. Aggrieved interested parties must show participation in the public hearing process in order to have their appeal accepted.
  6. When the Commission issues an Order of Conditions for a project the project applicant is required to record the Order at the Suffolk County Registry of deeds and submit proof of the recording to the Commission. Once proof of the recording has been received and the ten day appeal period has passed the project applicant is able to begin their process provided any other required permits have been obtained.
  7. Orders from the Revere Conservation Commission expire. This period is typically three years but can be shorter. If your order expires before completion it can be extended. Typically the Commission extends orders for one year by vote. Requests for extensions need to be submitted in writing listing the DEP assigned file number, the project location and the applicant.
  8. Upon completion of the project the applicant is required to obtain a Certificate of Compliance from the Commission. The recording of a Certificate of Compliance is necessary to clear title on the property. Real Estate transfers of property with open Orders of Condition have been delayed for the lack of a Certificate of Compliance. The applicant needs to submit a Request for a Certificate of Compliance (WPA Form 8A), an as-built plan signed and stamped by a profession engineer and a signed and stamped elevation certificate to obtain the Certificate of Compliance. The Commission will schedule a site visit to view the completed project for compliance. It found compliant the Commission will vote issuance of the Certificate of Compliance at its next meeting. If the project is substantially in compliance, a partial compliance certificate may be issued. Ongoing conditions especially regarding maintenance of storm water management requirements may also be part of the issuance of the Certificate of Compliance.