AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO GRANT A CERTAIN TIDELAND CONSTRUCTION LICENSE TO THE BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIP, INC.
, 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
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
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.
A final plan showing the specific location of the project
incorporated into any waterways license issued pursuant to this act. Plans
the location of the project shall be prepared for the department of
environmental protection and shall be on file at the department for public
Nothing in this act shall be construed to exempt the
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
requirements of sections 14 and 34 of said chapter 91.