Stormwater Management Regulations Language for Tree Canopy Runoff Credits

Municipalities that elect to adopt this recommended language should note the following:

  • The language offered in the document available through the above link may need to be modified to be consistent with the format of the municipality's particular bylaw and regulations.
  • The proposed language may require further modification to comply with the final USEPA Massachusetts MS4 General Permit when it is formally issued.
  • The municipality should consult with its legal counsel to review proposed new or modified Bylaws and Regulations, as well as the procedural requirements for adopting these instruments, for consistency with applicable laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.