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  • Acts
  • 2001
  • Chapter 174 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO GRANT A CERTAIN TIDELAND CONSTRUCTION LICENSE TO THE BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIP, INC.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to allow forthwith for the granting of a chapter 91 license to the Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc., 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 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 may grant a license to Boston Tea Party Ship, Inc. to construct, maintain, and repair pile supported and floating structures, including related utilities, which project is located in whole or in part beyond the harbor line in the Fort Point Channel at or adjacent to property now or formally owned by the city of Boston which is commonly referred to as the Bridgetenders House, on the northerly side of the Congress Street bridge in the city of Boston, such harbor line having been established by prior legislative acts including chapter 35 of the acts of 1840 and chapter 170 of the acts of 1880.

SECTION 2. A final plan showing the specific location of the project shall be incorporated into any waterways license issued pursuant to this act. Plans showing the location of the project shall be prepared for the department of environmental protection and shall be on file at the department for public inspection.

SECTION 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed to exempt the project from any substantive and procedural requirements of chapter 91 of the General Laws and its regulations, other than the exemption permitted in this act from the harbor line requirements of sections 14 and 34 of said chapter 91.

Approved November 30, 2001.