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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to authorize certain structures to be exempted from certain harbor lines, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 14 and 34 of chapter 91 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department of environmental protection is hereby authorized to grant a license and prescribe any conditions it deems necessary relative to such license to Bosport Docking Co., Inc. to continue to maintain, use and repair existing docks and moorings, as shown on a plan on file with the department of environmental protection. Said dock is located in whole or in part beyond the harbor lines in the vicinity and adjacent to the wharfing facilities of the Constitution Marina along the Constitution road waterfront and to the south of said Constitution road waterfront in the Boston harbor area, such harbor lines having been established and authorized by certain laws including, but not limited to, chapter 486 of the acts of 1897 and chapter 733 of the acts of 1966.

SECTION 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to exempt the piers, docks and moorings described in section 1 from compliance with the provisions of chapter 91 of the General Laws and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, except with respect to the harbor line requirements of sections 14 and 34 of said chapter 91 as specifically authorized in this act.

Approved September 26, 1997.