The Massachusetts Clean Vessel Act (CVA) program is administered by Marine Fisheries and has been underway since 1994. Funding is provided through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Sportfish Restoration Program. Since the CVA program's inception, Massachusetts' harbors have put more pumpout boats in service than any other state. This extensive coverage, coupled with the many shoreside pumpout stations placed in service, provide the infrastructure needed to achieve and maintain the goal of designation of the Commonwealth's coastal waters as a federal No Discharge Area (NDA). This downloadable brochure provides additional information on the CVA program: Clean Vessal Act Brochure
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How Can a Marina Become Involved in the CVA Program?
Public and private marinas that are interested in installing pumpout stations or purchasing and deploying pumpout boats to serve recreational boaters as part of the Massachusetts Clean Vessel Act Program should contact the CVA Program Coordinator who can help assess pumpout needs, discuss eligibility requirements, and assist with the Grant Application form.
Invoice, Billing, and Pumpout Log Forms for Existing CVA Sub-Grantees:
- CVA Billing Instructions
- CVA Invoice Checklist and Submittal Form
- CVA Pumpout Log
- Daily Narrative Report & Affidavit