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What are these? Please review the ACMP 101 Presentation!
Required Tasks of a District Coordinator Participate in state coordinated consistency reviews Coordinate local consistency reviews Education and outreach Administer grants Attend teleconferences, annual conferences and workshops Review your districts approved CMP! Review the State Standards!
The Consistency Review Process The ACMP uses the project consistency review process to manage on-the-ground use and development of coastal resources. The review process results in a determination about whether a project is consistent with the ACMP and whether modifications to the project are necessary. A concurrence is necessary for state and federal agencies to issue permits.
DCOM Project Applicant State Agencies District Federal Agencies Participants in the ACMP Consistency Review Process
Coordinates consistency reviews Maintains and updates the coastal project questionnaire (CPQ) Acts as a facilitator to resolve conflicts for single agency reviews (when requested) 11 AAC Roles & Authorities
Coordinates a consistency review for projects that require authorizations only from that agency Participates in DCOM-coordinated ACMP reviews 11 AAC Roles & Authorities
– State Resource agencies shall issue authorizations in conformity with the district enforceable policies of the approved coastal management plans and the statewide standards 11 AAC Roles & Authorities (b)
– Resource agencies must wait for the coordinating agency to issue the final determination before issuing a permit 11 AAC Roles & Authorities (d)
11 AAC Roles & Authorities (i) -Resource agencies may deny an authorization under their own authorities even if a project is found consistent with the ACMP.
may participate in the consistency review process, is considered an affected coastal district under certain circumstances, and has expertise in the interpretation of its program. 11 AAC Roles & Authorities
Affected District Status Roles & Authorities A district may participate in a consistency review as an affected coastal district if: – The project is located in the coastal district, or – The project is located outside of the district, but it has a direct and significant impact on a coastal resource or use within the coastal zone and within the coastal resource district boundaries
direct and significant impact" means an effect of a use, or an activity associated with the use, that will proximately contribute to a material change or alteration of the coastal waters, and in which… (A) the use, or activity associated with the use, would have a net adverse effect on the quality of the resources; (B) the use, or activity associated with the use, would limit the range of alternative uses of the resources; or (C) the use would, of itself, constitute a tolerable change or alteration of the resources but which, cumulatively, would have an adverse effect Direct and Significant Impact 11 AAC (13)
Roles & Authorities If potentially affected, a coastal district may: participate in pre-application meetings, participate in determination of scope, submit written comments, and If affected, a coastal district may: request more information, before RFAI deadline, request an elevation.
When to do what CPQ & Applications received (DCOM, USACE, State agency) DCOM sends CPQ Heads-Up Local planning concerns, other permits, known controversies, GCDs
Subject: New CPQ: Taiya Inlet (City of Skagway Intermodal Barge Ramp & Dock Expansion) - ID J Date: Friday, September 25, :16:00 PM Attachments: _CPQ&Eval_CityOfSkagway.pdf _Drawings.pdf _FHP_App.pdf The Division of Coastal and Ocean Management (DCOM) received a Coastal Project Questionnaire (and supporting documents) for the following project: Applicant: City of Skagway Agent: Laura Gurley, PND Engineers Project Description: The applicant is proposing to expand the shipping capacity, modernize and make environmental improvement to the existing Ore Terminal Facility (please see attached documents for brief project description). Location: Section 14, Township 28 S., Range 59 E., CRM; in Skagway, Alaska ACMP Project Number: ID J CPQ and supporting documents are attached. Please reply to this if you have an interest in this project, or if it requires (your permit or other authorization).If a permit or authorization is required, what type is it and have you received an application for it? This constitutes the DCOMs consultation with your agency/coastal district regarding the scope of review (per 11 AAC (d)) unless your response received by 10/2/09 requests further consultation. This project may already be consistent with the ACMP under a General Consistency Determination (GCD), Categorically Consistent Determination (CCD) or General Permit (GP). If you think it is, please indicate which one. Per 11 AAC (b) & (c), the DCOM will decide (in consultation) whether to apply a GCD. If the DCOM doesn't hear from you by 5:00 PM 10/2/2009, we will assume you don't have a permit in play. If you advise us after that date that a permit is required, you may be responsible for conducting an ACMP Single-Agency Review for the activity. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thank you for your time and cooperation with the ACMP. Claire Batac
When to do what CPQ & Applications received (DCOM, USACE, State agency) DCOM sends CPQ Heads-Up Local planning concerns, other permits, known controversies, GCDs DCOM requests additional info from applicant DCOM begins review with Startup Packet
Subject: Icy Strait (Alaska Marine Lines Mooring Buoy) AK J, POA : ACMP Consistency Review Startup Packet Date: Friday, November 06, :37:00 AM Attachments: _091101jstartup.pdf Hello All, Please find attached an electronic copy of the ACMP consistency review Startup Packet the project identified as Icy Strait (Alaska Marine Lines Mooring Buoy) AK J: AML – Applicant, Mr. Don Reid – Agent. If you have questions concerning this packet in particular or the ACMP consistency review process in general, please contact me. Thanks, Carrie Bohan Project Review Supervisor Division of Coastal and Ocean Management Alaska Coastal Management Program Phone: (907) Fax: (907)
When to do what CPQ & Applications received (DCOM, USACE, State agency) DCOM sends CPQ Heads-Up Local planning concerns, other permits, known controversies, GCDs DCOM requests additional info from applicant ACMP consistency determination made DCOM begins review Review participants submit RFAIS and/or comments
How do I write effective comments? Be as brief as possible but be specific Take the time to understand the project Describe your concerns with the project Understand the standards or district enforceable policy you are citing for inconsistency
Try to submit comments that not only cite a standard (or district enforceable policy), but will be useful to the PR staff to bring a project into compliance. You must cite a standard or EP if finding inconsistent. I object the applicants certification statement. This project is inconsistent with 11 AAC Coastal Access because it will inhibit access to the municipal picnic beach situated on the uplands. This project would be consistent with the Coastal Access standard if the Harbor Department moved the proposed floating breakwater at least 100 further out from shore to allow for small vessel access to the beach during all possible tidal stages. How your comments may be used:
Statewide Standards and district CMPs define the ACMP… ACMP 110 …Project Consistency Reviews Implement the ACMP.
Education and Outreach The District Coordinator is the ACMP point of contact for their district Promotes responsible coastal management at the local level
Education and Outreach
Coordination of Local Consistency Reviews 11 AAC (2) AS Sec (a) The Coastal Coordinator manages the local consistency review of a project that requires local authorization, but is not a federal activity and does not need state resource agency or federal authorization.
Grant Administration Help you with your grant application Discuss special project ideas with you Help you manage your coastal program/grant(s) Help you meet fiscal and performance reporting requirements Assist you in developing municipal tools under Title 29 of the Alaska Statutes to implement your district plan
Grant Administration CZMA sections 306 and 309 comprise the two primary sources for funding the ACMP. 306 (the Required Tasks grant) provides funds to districts to implement the ACMP on a daily basis. This includes district travel to coastal management conferences and workshops. 309 provides funds through a competitive grant process for special projects that result in a change to a districts coastal management program, and that meet the needs and objectives identified in the states Enhancement Grants Program Strategy.
Grant Administration All required reports are identified in the Scope of Work and Schedule sections of your grant agreement. In most cases, the required reports include: quarterly progress and financial reports annual reports, and five-year program evaluations. Coastal districts under grant agreement with the State of Alaska must complete regular grant reports.
Grant Administration The quarterly progress reports allow districts to summarize activities, keeping DCRA and DCOM informed about local issues. Work accomplished under each of the work tasks; Number of local permits reviewed for consistency with the district program; Number of state and federal project reviews completed, including comments provided and related concerns; Coordination and assistance provided to other members of the network; The progress report should identify:
Grant Administration The quarterly progress reports allow districts to summarize activities, keeping DCRA and DCOM informed about local issues. The progress report should identify: Program-related travel and participation in program-related meetings; Program coordination, assistance, and outreach activities; Problems encountered in meeting the terms of the grant agreement; Problems with your districts coastal management program; Amendments needed to your districts grant agreement.
Grant Administration The financial portion of the reporting form is important. Districts use the form to request reimbursement of funds expended during the previous quarter. Report your expenditures, by budget line item, for the quarter you are reporting on: 1st Quarter: July 1 - September 30 2nd Quarter: October 1 - December 31 3rd Quarter: January 1 - March 31 4th Quarter: April 1 - June 30