On behalf of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) serves as the lead state agency for ocean planning—working with other state agencies and regional and federal partners to balance current and new uses of ocean waters while protecting ocean habitats and promoting sustainable economic development. In response to the Oceans Act of 2008, which required the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs to develop a comprehensive ocean management plan to be promulgated by December 31, 2009, CZM led the planning process and development of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan. See the EEA Massachusetts Ocean Plan website for details. This comprehensive plan provides protections for critical environmental resources in nearly two-thirds of the Commonwealth's coastal waters and sets standards for the development of community-scale and commercial-scale offshore wind energy, as well as for other infrastructure, to foster sustainable uses in the state's ocean waters. CZM continues to manage the plan implementation and revision efforts.