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Outside Section 198
Data Current as of:  7/7/2012

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Yarmouth Marina

SECTION 198.   Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation or performance standard to the contrary, and in order to increase access to the Yarmouth waterfront; to promote the increase, preservation and restoration of salt water marshes, wetlands and wetland vegetation; to provide quicker public safety response; to provide the area's first permanent boat waste pump-out facility; to reduce fuel spills by providing the area's first fully contained fuel station; to educate the public in habitat restoration and creation; and provide other improvements beneficial to the public interest, the general court finds that the Yarmouth Marina Project located on Parker's River at the site of the former drive-in theater on state highway route 28 in the town of Yarmouth demonstrates an overriding public interest and shall be exempt from any department of environmental protection review under the Wetlands Protection Act and a Water Quality Certification under the Massachusetts Clean Waters Act (401 Water Quality Certification Program); provided, however, that the town shall mitigate any disturbance of wetland vegetation by aggressive attempts at restoration or rehabilitation of an area or areas of distressed wetland vegetation of a total area of not less than twice the area of wetland vegetation disturbed.