Ocean Sanctuaries Act

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Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Publication_Date: 20080922
Title: Ocean Sanctuaries Act
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Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Title:
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Georegulations Geodatabase
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Description:
Abstract:
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 132A, §§ 12A-16F, 18: Ocean Sanctuaries Act; 302 CMR 5.00: Ocean Sanctuaries.
Jurisdiction: There are five Ocean Sanctuaries in Massachusetts waters including the Cape Cod, Cape Cod Bay, Cape and Islands, North Shore, and South Essex Ocean Sanctuaries. These include most state waters with the major exception of an area east of Boston Harbor. The landward boundary of the sanctuaries is the mean low water mark and the seaward boundary is the limit of state waters, generally three miles offshore. The boundaries are statutory and are described at M.G.L. c. 132A, § 13. Jurisdiction is over any activity that would seriously alter or endanger the ecology or appearance of Ocean Sanctuaries or the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Applicability: Structures and activities that significantly alter the ecology of the Ocean Sanctuaries are prohibited except as they may be allowed under section 302 CMR 5.08 of the Ocean Sanctuaries regulations.
Regulatory Summary: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) administers the Ocean Sanctuaries Program. The Act prohibits activities that may significantly alter or endanger the ecology or appearance of the ocean, seabed, or subsoil of sanctuaries or the Cape Cod National Seashore. To accomplish this goal the Act prohibits (1) building structures on or under the seabed; (2) construction or operation of offshore or floating electrical generating stations; drilling or removal of sand, gravel (except for the purposes of beach nourishment), other minerals, gases, or oils; (3) dumping or discharge of commercial, municipal, domestic or industrial wastes; (4) commercial advertising; and (5) incineration of solid waste or refuse on vessels within sanctuary boundaries. These prohibitions may be waived if a finding of "public necessity and convenience" can be made for the proposed project or activity. Under the Ocean Sanctuaries Act, DCR does not issue any licenses or permits but acts through the regulatory process of other agencies, particularly the Chapter 91 Waterways Program (21).
Review Process: There is no separate Ocean Sanctuaries review process. Ocean Sanctuaries staff comment on Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) (15) filings and on MassDEP Chapter 91 (20) license applications during the respective public comment periods. Proposals that are below MEPA thresholds are presumed to comply with the Ocean Sanctuaries Act. A project that receives a Chapter 91 License is presumed to comply with the Ocean Sanctuaries Act.
Forms: No additional forms are required for an Ocean Sanctuaries review.
Fees: No additional fees are required for an Ocean Sanctuaries review.
Website: None.
Contact: DCR Ocean Sanctuaries Coordinator (617) 626-1371.
Purpose:
These georegulations data were developed for illustrative purposes to depict the geographic extent(s) of specific laws and policies. They were derived from various sources for planning purposes only and do not necessarily represent contemporary legal spatial positions or orientation(s). All users should verify the location of any boundary of interest prior to use by contacting the controlling legal authority (i.e. Federal, Commonwealth, or town agency) listed in the metadata for guidance.
Supplemental_Information: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/permitguide/regs/oceansanctuaries.htm>
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Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
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Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2136
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Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
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