Amendment #39 to H.3514

Relative to certain projects

Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett move that the bill be amended by adding the following section at the end thereof:

SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, the department of environmental protection shall not adopt or implement any regulations not in existence as of January 1, 2013 that relate to or authorize any dam removal project, including without limitation the regulations proposed by the department to be codified at 310 CMR 10.13(2), unless and until such regulations provide for due consideration of land in agricultural or aquacultural use that may be affected by such dam removal.