(a) There shall be no Site Disturbance in SRAs and the 15' No Disturbance Area around them, except that the following are permitted:
1. Construction of low-impact hiking/walking trails identified in the 2001 Devens Main Post Trails Plan;
2. Removal of the minimum number of trees necessary to ensure adequate site lines but in no instance shall roots be removed unless the DEC approves a vegetation and soil management plan designed to maintain slope and soil stability; and
3. Removal of vegetation and re-planting of native plant species may be allowed according to a vegetation and soil management plan approved by the DEC if the area has been previously disturbed by recent human activity or is infested by noxious weeds and/or invasive plant species.
(b) There shall be no Site Disturbance within the 35' Buffer Area beyond the 15' No Disturbance Area, unless the DEC makes a finding that the proposed activity will have no adverse impacts on the structure and stability of the SRA and 15' No Disturbance Area. To support such a Finding, the Applicant shall be required to submit a geotechnical report, prepared by a professional geotechnical engineer, that demonstrates the proposed activity within the 35' Buffer will have no adverse impacts on the structure and stability of the SRA. Any development authorized within the 35' Buffer Area shall preserve existing vegetation to the maximum extent feasible.
(c) The Applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the DEC that (i) additional stormwater runoff from the proposed development is not directed toward the SRA or SRA Buffer Areas and that (ii) there are adequate measures in place to ensure there is no increase in the rate of stormwater runoff directed toward the SRA or SRA Buffer Areas.