Presentation on theme: "A District Coordinator’s Role in the ACMP"— Presentation transcript:
1A District Coordinator’s Role in the ACMP Managing Your CMP
2ACMP?CMP?What are these?Please review the ACMP 101 Presentation!
3Required Tasks of a District Coordinator Participate in state coordinated consistency reviewsCoordinate local consistency reviewsEducation and outreachAdminister grantsAttend teleconferences, annual conferences and workshopsReview your district’s approved CMP!Review the State Standards!
4The 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.
5Participants in the ACMP Consistency Review Process DCOMProject ApplicantState AgenciesDistrictFederal AgenciesParticipants in the ACMPConsistency Review Process
6Roles & Authorities DCOM 11 AAC 110.030 Coordinates consistency reviewsMaintains and updates the coastal project questionnaire (CPQ)Acts as a facilitator to resolve conflicts for single agency reviews (when requested)DCOM11 AAC
7Roles & Authorities State Agencies 11 AAC 110.050 Coordinates a consistency review for projects that require authorizations only from that agencyParticipates in DCOM-coordinated ACMP reviewsState Agencies11 AAC
8Roles & Authorities State Agencies (b) 11 AAC 110.050 State Resource agencies shall issue authorizations in conformity with the district enforceable policies of the approved coastal management plans and the statewide standardsState Agencies(b)11 AAC
9Roles & Authorities State Agencies (d) 11 AAC 110.050 Resource agencies must wait for the coordinating agency to issue the final determination before issuing a permitState Agencies(d)11 AAC
10Roles & Authorities State Agencies (i) 11 AAC 110.050 -Resource agencies may deny an authorization under their own authorities even if a project is found consistent with the ACMP.(i)11 AAC
11Roles & Authorities CoastalDistrict 11 AAC 110.060 may participate in the consistency review process,is considered an affected coastal district under certain circumstances, andhas expertise in the interpretation of its program.CoastalDistrict11 AAC
12Roles & Authorities CoastalDistrict Affected District Status A district may participate in a consistency review as an affected coastal district if:The project is located in the coastal district, orThe 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 boundariesCoastalDistrictAffected DistrictStatus
13Direct and Significant Impact 11 AAC (13)“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”It is the responsibility of the district to demonstrate that the project will have a direct and significant impact.The district provides the support and rationale for their case, and it is up to the review coordinator to make the judgement call as to whether or not there is a direct and significant impact.
14Coastal District Roles & Authorities If potentially affected, a coastal district may:participate in pre-application meetings,participate in determination of scope,submit written comments, andIf affected, a coastal district may:request more information, before RFAI deadline,request an elevation.CoastalDistrict
15When to do what DCOM sends CPQ CPQ & Applications received Heads-UpLocal planning concerns, other permits, known controversies, GCDsCPQ & Applications received(DCOM, USACE, State agency)
16Subject: 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 DCOM’s 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
17When to do what DCOM sends CPQ CPQ & Applications received Heads-UpLocal planning concerns, other permits, known controversies, GCDsCPQ & Applications received(DCOM, USACE, State agency)DCOM requests additional info from applicantDCOM begins review with Startup Packet
18Subject: 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)
19When to do what DCOM sends CPQ CPQ & Applications received Heads-UpLocal planning concerns, other permits, known controversies, GCDsCPQ & Applications received(DCOM, USACE, State agency)DCOM requests additional info from applicantDCOM begins reviewACMP consistency determination madeReview participants submit RFAIS and/or comments
20How do I write effective comments? Be as brief as possible but be specificTake the time to understand the projectDescribe your concerns with the projectUnderstand the standards or districtenforceable policy you are citing forinconsistency
21How your comments may be used: 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 applicant’s 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.”
22Statewide Standards and district CMPs define the 112114ACMP110Statewide Standards and district CMPs define theACMP……Project Consistency Reviews Implement the ACMP.
26Local Consistency Reviews Coordination ofLocal Consistency ReviewsAS Sec (a)11 AAC (2)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.
27Grant AdministrationThe Division of Community and Regional Affairs manages the ACMP grants to coastal districts. Your DCRA planner can:Help you with your grant applicationDiscuss special project ideas with youHelp you manage your coastal program/grant(s)Help you meet fiscal and performance reporting requirementsAssist you in developing municipal tools under Title 29 of the Alaska Statutes to implement your district plan
28Grant AdministrationCZMA 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 district’s coastal management program, and that meet the needs and objectives identified in the state’s Enhancement Grants Program Strategy.
29Grant AdministrationCoastal districts under grant agreement with the State of Alaska must complete regular grant reports.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 reportsannual reports, andfive-year program evaluations.
30Grant AdministrationThe quarterly progress reports allow districts to summarize activities, keeping DCRA and DCOM informed about local issues.The progress report should identify: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;
31Grant AdministrationThe 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 district’s coastal management program;Amendments needed to your district’s grant agreement.
32Grant AdministrationThe 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 302nd Quarter: October 1 - December 313rd Quarter: January 1 - March 314th Quarter: April 1 - June 30