DEC logoRULES AND REGULATIONS
Regulatory Authority: Devens Enterprise Commission
Agency Contact: Peter C. Lowitt
Phone: 978.772.8831 ext 3313
Address: 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434
Massachusetts Register Number 1211
Effective Date: November 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter
1.00
 
ADMINISTRATION
1.01
1.02
 
1.03
1.04
1.05
1.06
1.07
1.08
1.09
1.10
1.11
1.12
1.13
1.14
1.15
1.16
1.17
Preamble
Unified Development Permit System Purpose, Overview,
and General Requirements

Level One Review
Level Two Review
Surveying and Bounds
Reserved
Fees
Time Limits For Review
Permit Duration and Project Completion
Vesting
Variances
Amendments and Reconsiderations after the DEC's Decision
Performance Guarantees
Enforcement
Nonconforming Uses and Structures
Severability
Definitions
Chapter
2.00
 
SUBDIVISION
2.01
2.02
2.03
2.04
2.05
2.06
2.07
2.08
2.09
Process and Goals
General Provisions
Reserved
Level Two Plan -- Definitive Subdivision
Amending or Reconsidering Definitive Subdivision Plan
Implementation of an Approved Definitive Subdivision Plan
Street and Road Design Standards
Severability
Appendices A and B
Chapter
3.00
 
SITE PLAN
3.01
3.02
3.03
3.04
3.05
3.06
3.07
3.08
Purpose, Process, and Goals
Requirements
Review and Decision
Design Standards
Innovative Development
Steep Slope Protection
Appendices - Plant Lists and Figures
Appendix B Figures
Chapter
4.00
 
INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
4.01
4.02
4.03
4.04
4.05
4.06
4.07
4.08
4.09
4.10
4.11
Industrial Performance Standards
IPS Air Quality, Odor & Emissions
IPS Electromagnetic Interference
IPS Illumination and Astrophysical Compatibility
IPS Noise and Vibration
General: Wetlands Protection
General: Earth Removal
General: Stormwater Management
General: Water Resource Protection Overlay Districts/Map
General: Renewable Energy Requirements
General: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Chapter
5.00
 
RESIDENTIAL
5.01
5.02
5.03
5.04
5.05
5.06
5.07
Residential Development
Innovative Residential Development
General housing regulations
Home Occupations and Businesses
Accessory Apartments
Accessory Structures
Severability

Chapter
6.00
 
SIGN CONTROL
6.01
6.02
6.03
6.04
6.05
Purpose
Definitions and Administration
Regulations
Regulations for Specific Uses or Locations
Severability
Chapter
7.00
 
HISTORIC DISTRICT
7.01
7.02
7.03
7.04
7.05
7.06
7.07
7.08
7.09
Purpose
Applicability
Definitions
Submission Requirements for Certificates of Appropriateness
Review and Decision
Process
Exemptions, Certificate of Non-applicability, and Certificate of Hardship
Severability
Figure 1 - Historic District Map

Chapter
8.00
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
8.01
8.02
8.03
8.04
8.05
8.06
8.07
8.08
8.09
8.10
Overview
General Requirements
Unexploded Ordinance
Site Assignments for Solid Waste Facilities
Event Permits
Recycling
Underground Fuel Storage Systems (or Tanks)
Facilities with Existing Floor Drains
Outdoor Water Use Restrictions
Severability
Chapter
9.00
 
MASSACHUSETTS BUILDING AND RELATED CODES
Chapter
10.00
 
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
10.01
10.02
10.03
10.04
10.05
10.06
10.07
10.08
10.09
10.10
10.11
10.12
10.13
Objectives
Applicability
Definitions
Permits
Design Requirements
Districts and Area Requirements
Dimensions of Wireless Communications Facilities
Special Types of Wireless Communications Facilities
Construction Requirements
General Requirements
Approval Criteria
Performance Guarantees
Obsolete or Unused Wireless Communication Facilities

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