The draft Oceans Management Plan is a rush job, based on hastily-assembled data with little or no real analysis that is simply a means to an end: the rapid development of wind power generation in waters off the coast of Massachusetts, said Cape and Islands Rep. Timothy Madden this week.

And Mr. Madden said Vineyard residents are justified in their outrage at the plan, which effectively strips the Island of regulatory control over the development of wind power plants on the ocean that is its backyard, by diluting the powers of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

“This was a very fast track and I am quite skeptical about the outcome,” Mr. Madden said in an interview with the Gazette on Wednesday afternoon. “But there was a method to the madness.”

Mr. Madden and Vineyard legislative liaison Nell Coogan said the original Oceans Act legislation, drafted more than two years ago, contained language protecting the powers of the MVC, but at some point along the way the language was removed. Mr. Madden, who was elected last fall, was not on Beacon Hill when the bill was passed. But Ms. Coogan was working as an aide to the Senate Ways and Means Committee at the time and was directly involved with the bill. And she said there was clear language protecting the powers of the commission. “It was in,” Ms. Coogan said. “[Cape and Islands Sen. Rob] O’Leary was clear about keeping it in. But at some point along the way it got stripped out, and we don’t know when or why.”

The remarks from the Cape and Islands legislative delegation in the House come just a week before state spokesmen are due to travel to the Vineyard for a second public meeting to discuss the increasingly controversial oceans plan, which aims to develop rules and regulations to accompany the Oceans Act. At a packed public hearing late last month that went on for some four hours, a wide array of Islanders aimed sharp criticism at the plan, calling it poorly drawn and politically motivated. Among other things, the plan has targeted two areas as the only places in state waters suitable for the development of commercial wind power: one off Cuttyhunk and the other off Noman’s Land.

Spokesmen from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs said they would respond to the testimony, and that response is expected at the public meeting set for Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School cafeteria. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Madden said he plans to attend. But he said he does not expect that Ian Bowles, state Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, will be present. “It will be someone else, someone much further down the ladder,” Mr. Madden said. “And I think you will get very guarded responses, it will be, ‘We’re not sure,’ that sort of thing.”

Mr. Madden was on the Vineyard Wednesday afternoon to attend an affordable home groundbreaking ceremony at Lambert’s Cove. He and Ms. Coogan stopped by the Gazette after the ceremony for a brief interview, and both were blunt in their concerns about the draft oceans plan.

The plan has drawn howls of protest from selectmen in all six Island towns. With the unanimous backing of the selectmen, two weeks ago the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted to nominate a district of critical planning concern (DCPC) for the ocean waters around the Island. The nomination triggers an automatic building moratorium; a public hearing on the DCPC is set for Nov. 5. If the commission votes to designate the DCPC the building moratorium will continue for a year, possibly a recipe for more jurisdictional conflict between the Vineyard and the state. The commission also has submitted 12 pages of critical comments on the draft oceans plan, calling on the state to give the Vineyard more direct involvement. The public comment period on the plan ends Nov. 23; a final plan is due Dec. 31.

Island bird experts are among the many critics of the plan, claiming that the avian study for it used no data from the Vineyard.

Mr. Madden said this week that he believes the drafters of the plan simply lifted avian studies that were done by the Cape Wind developers who want to build a wind turbine plant on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound.

And he said without question the chief architect of the oceans plan is Ian Bowles.

“This is Ian Bowles’s plan. Ian Bowles is very pro-wind and he wants to see these things get done, and done quickly,” Mr. Madden said.

He also said the highly controversial Cape Wind project, which was in the pipeline long before the oceans plan was drafted and has still not received final federal approval, has complicated the public process around the oceans plan. “Everything was so polarized already around Cape Wind that nobody was objective anymore. If Cape Wind wasn’t already out there we would have been able to have a good, objective airing [of the oceans plan],” he said.

Meanwhile, opposition continues to grow on the Vineyard. A delegation of Island leaders that includes one selectman from each town, one representative from the county and one from the tribe have formally requested a meeting with Gov. Deval Patrick. Mr. Madden said he is working to arrange the meeting but so far he has received no firm answer from the governor’s office. “The governor’s schedule is booked through October, and we are told they are working on something for after that. We want to make that happen, I think it’s a good thing to do; I’d like to think it’s going to happen. But I’ll believe it when I see it,” he said.

As the plan is now drawn, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s powers would be severely curtailed for reviewing commercial wind projects. The commission would be allowed to review the projects as developments of regional impact, but appeals of MVC decisions, instead of taking the usual route to a superior court, would go to the state Energy Facilities Siting Board, a board stacked with political appointments by the governor.

Also this week, a citizens group formed and has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center. “Let Vineyarders Decide,” the group slogan declares.

“Right now you have a [plan] that kind of has a life of its own,” Mr. Madden concluded.