The CPTC 2021 E-Workshops is a series of webinars we will be offering in the first half of 2021. Registration must done online. Registration closes 48 hours before the class begins. We will email access information approximately 24 hours before the class begins. We encourage online payment however we will accept checks. More information is at the bottom of this page regarding checks, refunds and registration.
A workshop for municipal staff and local boards reviewing applications for projects seeking a comprehensive permit per M.G.L Chapter 40B. Topics will include the following: reviewing the initial application for compliance with 40B eligibility and submission requirements; noticing and conducting the required public hearing; scheduling a site visit; retaining Peer Review consultants; securing sufficient project information to make an informed decision; holding deliberation sessions; drafting and issuing the Comprehensive Permit decision; and managing the Comprehensive Permit.
Why we need both forests and renewable energy to successfully fight climate change. Learn how improvements to solar siting programs can help avoid loss of forests and natural areas, enhance resilience, and fight climate change.
This course covers some key points that will assist boards in writing clear and defensible decisions and why that is important. It describes criteria that should be contained in local zoning provisions and how they relate to the drafting of the decision and the conditions a board may impose when approving a special permit or variance application This session covers legal and procedural requirements for conducting a public hearing and the ramifications of failure to follow procedural regulations in the decision-making process.
If you cannot make payment online you can mail in a check. Checks can be received after the workshop. The check must include the name of the participant(s) and workshop name. Due to limited access to our office checks may take 60 to 90 days to process. Mail checks to:
CPTC c/o Urban Harbors Institute, UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard,
Boston, MA 02125
If cannot attend a workshop you can receive a refund by notiying us by email at least 48 hours before the workshop begins. If you paid online the refund will be processed within 3 days. If you paid by check it may take up to 90 days to process your refund. Please include your name, the workshop name, the email address you used to register and the method of payment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is through our new registration system. If you have previously used the registration system, login with your email and password. New participants will be asked to create a new account with an email address and password. Use the email address at which you wish to contacted. Retain the password as you will need it each time you log in. If you run into problems registering contact email@example.com