Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan (Massachusetts)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Massachusetts

Applies to States or Provinces Massachusetts
Name Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan (Massachusetts)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-05-30
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


The Massachusetts Ocean Act of 2008 required the state’s Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs to develop a comprehensive ocean management plan for the state by the end of 2009. That plan identified certain state waters that are eligible for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy development and other state waters where such development is prohibited. To see the plan, go to

Policy Contact

Department Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Address 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA, 02114

Phone 617-626-1000

Fax 617-626-1181