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: June 2012


10.10 General Requirements

  1. Antennas placed upon the tower shall be subject to state and federal regulations pertaining to non-ionizing radiation and other health and safety issues related to such facilities. If new, more restrictive standards are subsequently adopted by the DEC, the antennas shall comply. The cost of verification of compliance shall be borne by the owner and operator of the tower.

  2. All facilities shall conform to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Association.

  3. All facilities shall be subject to an annual inspection by the DEC or its designee.

  4. All facilities shall be designed to blend in with the surrounding environment. Ground mounted equipment shall be screened from view by suitable vegetation, except where a design of non-vegetative screening better reflects and complements the architectural character of the surrounding area.

  5. No hazardous waste shall be discharged on the site of any facility. If any hazardous materials are to be used on site, the materials shall be contained. An enclosed containment area shall be provided with a sealed floor, designed to contain at least 110% of the volume of the hazardous materials stored or used on the site and located within a building or covered to minimize rain or snow filling the containment area.

  6. The owner shall be responsible for ongoing proper maintenance of the facility. Verification of maintenance and structural integrity by a certified structural engineer shall be required, at the request of the Director, on a biannual basis. The Director shall require a maintenance and removal guarantee bond for all facilities.

  7. The DEC may impose conditions on permits for facilities to further the objectives set forth in 974 CMR 10.01.

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