Designated Port Area Publications

Find summaries of and links to Designated Port Areas (DPA) publications developed by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM).

CZM has published and/or funded the following materials on Designated Port Areas (DPAs). For a complete listing of the information CZM provides on DPAs, see the Designated Port Area Index Page. See CZM Port and Harbor Planning Publications for the full list of harbor planning documents. A list of only the Dredged Material Management Plan Technical Reports is also available.

(Note: Any views or opinions presented in publications prepared for CZM are solely those of the author[s] and do not necessarily represent those of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Please see our website policies.)


DPA Maps

  • Designated Port Area Boundary Maps - In 2011, CZM updated the Designated Port Area boundary maps and descriptions, which are now available online. The data layers for the maps are also available in GIS format.

Regulatory Decisions on Designated Port Areas

Boston Harbor

North Shore

South Coastal

Additional Resources


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