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Contacts: Cecil French, Stephanie Cunningham, Maren Olson

The Massachusetts Clean Vessel Act (MA-CVA) Program is administered by MarineFisheries 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 Commonwealth's coastal waters as a No Discharge Zone (NDZ). This downloadable brochure provides additional information on the MA-CVA Program:  Clean Vessel Act Brochure pdf format of CVA Brochure 2016
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Find a Pumpout Location Near You:

  • New Bedford Pumpout Boat
    The City of New Bedford pumpout boat.

    How Can a Municipality or Marina Become Involved in MA-CVA?  

    Every year MarineFisheries applies for Federal funding to support and expand the MA-CVA Program to service the recreational boaters in coastal Massachusetts waters. Public and private marinas interested in installing pumpout stations or purchasing and deploying pumpout boats as part of the MA-CVA Program should contact Cecil French, the MA-CVA Program Coordinator. He can help assess pumpout needs, discuss eligibility requirements, and assist with the Grant Application Form pdf format of CVA Pumpout Grant Application
. In order to include infrastructure needs in our Federal funding proposal, all requests must be received by the MA-CVA Program no later than one month prior to the Federal proposal deadline (usually in the Fall season). 

    Forms for CVA Reimbursement Invoicing:

      ●  CVA Billing Instructions pdf format of CVA Billing Instructions
      ●  CVA Invoice Checklist and Submittal Form pdf format of CVA Invoice Checklist and Submittal Form
      ●  Daily Narrative Report and Affidavit pdf format of Daily Narrative Report & Affidavit
An affidavit is required every time         labor reimbursement is requested
      ●  Pumpout Log pdf format of CVA Pumpout Log
 Invoices submitted without a pumpout log will not be         reimbursed
  • Additional Resources

    Shoreside Pumpout Station
    Shoreside pumpout station.