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Public Comment Open on 208 Plan

Public comment open on 208 Plan Implementation Report
Deadline: September 18, 2017

The Cape Cod Commission released the Draft 2017 Implementation Report for the Cape Cod Water Quality Management Plan, better known as the 208 Plan. Public comment is open through September 18, 2017.

The 2017 Implementation Report recognizes the success toward implementation in all 15 towns and the region over the past year, and acknowledges the challenges that remain. It identifies 11 priority watersheds in the region where action must be taken over the next 12 months.
The Commission is also releasing watershed reports that outline potential nitrogen management scenarios for each of the Cape’s 53 embayment watersheds. For many communities, watershed reports reflect years of planning and progress.

The Implementation Report reviews the progress made toward improving the regulatory process to better meet the challenges of diffuse, non-point source nutrient pollution and accommodate the use of non-traditional approaches. Once the Implementation Report is approved by state and federal regulators, the Cape Cod Commission will provide towns with further guidance on changes to the regulatory review of water quality management plans and local implementation for the coming year.

Public comment is open for the 2017 Implementation Report through Monday, September 18, 2017. They are available for download at

Comments can be forwarded to Erin Perry, Special Projects Manager, at, or mailed to:
Cape Cod Commission
Attn: 208 Plan Implementation Report
P.O. Box 226
Barnstable, MA 02630