MDE’s regulations require that a proposed Critical Area Buffer Management Plan (BMP) and a Critical Area Buffer Notification Form (BNF) be submitted as part of the shore erosion control application to enhance coordination between MDE, the Critical Area Commission, and local governments.
The Commission has developed Buffer Management Plan forms for each type of specific shore erosion control project (Living Shoreline, Revetment, Bulkhead, Offshore Work). These BMPs and the BNF can be found under the “Shore Erosion Control Forms and Information” column on this page. (Note: Many local governments use customized forms for Buffer Management Plans associated with shore erosion control. Please contact your local permit office determine if any additional forms or information is required)