Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 2 of chapter 568 of the acts of 1981 is hereby amended by striking out the fifth paragraph, inserted by section 4 of chapter 51 of the acts of 1982, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
At least seven days before the appropriate board of a member city or town permits or approves an activity or action on land abutting the route of the Blackstone canal, notice shall be given in writing to the commission. Failure to notify the commission in accordance with the provisions of this section shall cause such permit or approval to be deemed rescinded upon written notification from the commission to said appropriate board. In the event that an applicant shall have substantially completed work under such permit or approval, the commission may, after public hearing, impose a fine in an amount not to exceed two per cent of the project cost, said fine to be paid to the treasurer of the Blackstone River Watershed Association or its successor organization. The appropriate boards shall include but not be limited to: the city council, board of selectmen, board of aldermen, planning board, zoning board of appeals, conservation commission, historical commission, building or public works department.