Ocean Management Planning DCPC


The Barnstable County Ocean Management Planning District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC) was a process to plan for development in Cape Cod's ocean waters.


(most recent at the top)

  • Summary Sheets - November 10, 2010 Listening Session with Stakeholders:
  1. Affected Environment/Planning Area: General Planning Area Description, Biological Resources, Climate Change, Cultural Resources
  2. Human Use of the Planning Area: Allowed Activities
  3. Human Use of the Planning Area: Renewable Energy
  4. Human Use of the Planning Area: Sand & Gravel and Cables & Pipelines

Presentations and Meeting Videos:

Ocean DCPC Administration:

Reference Materials:




Policy Committee

  • Frederick Chirigotis, Town Council President, Barnstable
  • Coreen Moore, Town Planner, Bourne
  • Edward Lewis, Selectman, Brewster
  • Leonard Sussman, Selectman, Chatham
  • Wayne Bergeron, Selectman, Dennis
  • Martin McDonald, Selectman, Eastham
  • Melissa Freitag, Selectman, Falmouth
  • Edward McManus, Selectman, Harwich
  • Mike Richardson, Selectman, Mashpee
  • Sims McGrath, Jr., Selectman, Orleans
  • Francis Santos, Selectman, Provincetown
  • Jim Pierce, Selectman, Sandwich
  • Curtis Hartman, Selectman, Truro; Bill Golden, Selectman, Truro (as of February 2011)
  • Ira Wood, Selectman, Wellfleet
  • Suzanne McAuliffe, Selectman, Yarmouth
  • Paul Niedzwiecki, Executive Director, Cape Cod Commission
  • Mark London, Executive Director, Martha's Vineyard Commission
  • Andrew Vorce (John Brescher), Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission
  • Nancy Durfee, SRPEDD
  • Vacant, Old Colony Planning



Technical Advisory Work Groups:

  • Renewable Energy

    • Nils Bolgen, Mass Clean Energy Center
    • Dan MacDonald, UMass Dartmouth
    • Ryan Christenberry, Planner, Cape Cod Commission
    • Joe Soares, Senior Power Supply Planner, Cape Light Compact
    • Joe Feraci, Interconnection Specialist, NSTAR
    • Geoff Cowles, SMAST/UMass Dartmouth
    • Jack Wiggin, UMass Boston, Urban Harbors Institute
  • Visual Assessments

    • Rick Smardon, RLA, SUNY Syracuse
    • Susan Leven, Brewster Town Planner
    • Rex Peterson, Wellfleet Assistant Town Administrator (now Truro Town Administrator)
    • Lauren McKean, Planner, Cape Cod National Seashore
    • Charles Orr, Hutker Architects
    • Robert Brattvet, Brattvet Architects
    • Sharon Rooney, Chief Planner, Cape Cod Commission
    • Phil Dascombe, Senior Community Design Planner, Cape Cod Commission
    • Sarah Korjeff, Historic Preservation Specialist, Cape Cod Commission
  • Natural Resources

    • Walter Barnhardt, US Geological Survey
    • Pat Hughes, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
    • Steve McKenna, Coastal Zone Management
    • Jo Ann Muramoto, Barnstable County Coastal Resources Committee
    • Megan Tyrrell, Cape Cod National Seashore
    • Graham Giese, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
    • Karen Stamieszkin, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
    • John Ramsey, Applied Coastal
    • Woods Hole Group
    • Heather McElroy, Natural Resources Specialist, Cape Cod Commission
    • Andy Walsh, Coastal Resources Specialist, Cape Cod Commission

Ocean DCPC boundary map



DCPC Announcements

(none at this time)



CCC Staff Contact

Heather McElroy
Natural Resources Specialist

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