May Issue of ECO Magazine Highlights Epsilon Project
April 25, 2014
The May 2014 issue of ECO Magazine includes a case study entitled “Massachusetts Ocean Plan Improves Review and Permitting for Hybrid Submarine Cable Project.” The case study, which begins on page 46, examines use of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan for the Martha’s Vineyard Hybrid Submarine Cable Project. Epsilon led the permitting effort for this project, which involves a new submarine cable extending from Falmouth on Cape Cod to Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. The project is currently under construction.
This was one of the first projects to go through permitting under the new state Ocean Management Plan, thus providing a good opportunity to assess how the plan is working. The case study discovered that staff involved with the project found the Ocean Management Plan to be successful in marine spatial planning, helping the project be more efficient as well as improving the environmental outcome.