Contacts: Cecil French, Stephanie Cunningham, Maren Olson

The Massachusetts Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Project 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 goal of designation of the Commonwealth's coastal waters as a Federal No Discharge Area (NDA). This downloadable brochure provides additional information on the Massachusetts CVA Project:  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 CVA?  

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 Project should contact the CVA Coordinator who can help assess pumpout needs, discuss eligibility requirements, and assist with the Grant Application form.

Forms for Invoicing, Pumpout Logs, and Information Requests for Existing CVA Subgrantees:


Additional Resources

Shoreside Pumpout Station
Shoreside pumpout station.