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1 Plan Implementation Options for Coastal Resource Districts

2 How Are District Plans Implemented?How Are District Plans Implemented? Members of the public : By proposing/constructing projects that meet coastal management policies and standards By voting for public officials who support balanced use of coastal resources By participating in coastal activities such as beach cleanups and other events, and By commenting during the consistency review process State and federal resource agency staff: Through consistency review process. By providing ACMP and other grant funds to support local management of coastal resources, habitats, uses and activities. Local governments: By local ordinances Through public education Through consistency review.

3 Implementation Tools are Identified in RegulationImplementation Tools are Identified in Regulation 11 AAC 114.280. IMPLEMENTATION. A district plan must describe (1) the methods and authorities used to implement, monitor, and enforce the district plan; methods and authorities (A) must be adequate to ensure plan implementation and enforcement; (B) must describe implementation responsibilities of cities within coastal resource service areas and boroughs; and (C) may include, if appropriate, (i) land and water use plans; (ii) municipal ordinances and resolutions, including shoreline and zoning ordinances, and building codes; (iii) state and federal statutes and regulations; (iv) capital improvement programs; (v) the purchase, sale, lease, or exchange of coastal zone land and water resources; (vi) cooperative agreements such as memoranda of understanding; (vii) tax exemptions for non-development purchase of development rights; (viii) coordinated project or permit review procedures; and (ix) the means and procedures to document public need for purposes of submitting comments under 11 AAC 110; and (2) the planning, implementation, and enforcement relationship between the coastal district and the cities or villages inside the district; the district plan must address consistency reviews, any municipal appeals, planning and plan revisions, applicable municipal land use regulations, and review of applicable municipal land use regulations for consistency with the district plan.

4 Local Implementation Options that Municipalities and CRSAsMunicipalities and CRSAs Have in CommonHave in Common

5 Consistency review Monitoring and enforcement ACMP special area planning and program amendments Participation in other planning efforts Cooperative agreements Outreach, education and networking Implementation Options that Municipalities and CRSAs have in common:have in common:

6 Consistency Review

7 The review of development proposals that affect the coastal zone in your district for consistency with your district plans enforceable policies. This may involve recommendation of conditions as appropriate, and determining whether the project is consistent or inconsistent with your district plan.

8 Monitoring and EnforcementMonitoring and Enforcement

9 CRSAs have no local authorizations to enforce, thus must rely on state/federal agencies to enforce permits, however… CRSAs play an important role in enforcement of permits by: Monitoring Reporting violations to appropriate agencies

10 What to monitor? That authorized uses comply with project descriptions and conditions included in authorization That unauthorized uses obtain proper authorization Report if violations occurs with either item above

11 Special Area Planning and Plan Amendments

12 Options for updating district coastal management plan if plan: Presents problems for implementation Is outdated Doesnt reflect the current values of your district

13 Special Area Planning ACMP offers three types of special area plans: Special Area Management Plans Areas which Merit Special Attention (AMSA) inside a coastal district Areas which Merit Special Attention outside a coastal district

14 Outlined in Regulation



17 Participation in Other Planning Efforts

18 Participation in other planning efforts… A way to extend your districts influence Especially valuable to CRSAs, because they have no authority other than the coastal management plan to influence decisions within their district.

19 Examples: DFG Special Area Management Plans DNR Area Plans (such as Kuskokwim Area Plan) DNR Forest Management Plans U.S. Forest Service Plans Minerals Management Service Lease Sale Plans U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land Conservation Plans (such as Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Land Conservation Plan)

20 Cooperative AgreementsCooperative Agreements

21 Cooperative Agreements are useful tools when: Your district can only control part of the coastal area or resources affected by an activity of concern Your district doesnt have the expertise to implement part of your program, but you can provide support for someone who does

22 Cooperative Agreements are Often referred to as memorandum of understanding (MOU) or memorandum of agreement (MOA). Usually a signed document that identifies how two or more entities can work together to accomplish a common goal (such as management of an area or a resource).

23 A District enter into a Cooperative Agreement with: Villages either in or outside of the district Cities either in or outside of the district Boroughs Native corporations State and federal agencies Other districts Other organizations or individuals

24 Issues that Cooperative Agreements Address: Mutual intent to work together and cooperate Administrative or implementation procedures, such as responsibility for notifying interested parties affected by proposed projects or activities Specific procedures, a given area or use, or consider a particular project. Procedures for monitoring or reporting violations to agencies.

25 Advantages of Cooperative Agreements: Unified message: shows the public that two or more parties are singing from the same sheet of music. Shared costs: Most agreements result in overall savings to each party. Flexibility: parties can customize it to fit their needs. Extended influence: Districts can extend their influence into areas outside their normal control by sharing responsibilities with other authorities.

26 Outreach, Education and Networking

27 Value of Outreach Raises public awareness of the value of wisely managing coastal resources within your district Health and survival of your districts coastal resources rely on citizens that care about coastal zone If citizens do not understand or value coastal management, they are not likely to elect decision-makers who do.

28 Where to Network? ACMP Statewide Conference ACMP Regional Workshops Coastal Districts Association Local committees, organizations, or groups National or statewide organizations

29 How Can You Incorporate Outreach Into your Daily Activities? 1.Distribute ACMP educational and promotional items to the public from your office. 2.Add a coastal management component to your Web site and publish the address with your public notices. 3.Link your Web site to the DCOM and DCRA ACMP Web sites. 4.Participate in the nationwide Coastal Cleanup Day on September 19, 2009. Contact the Center for Marine Conservation or visit their website at: 5.Make educational presentations about the ACMP and your local program to groups and organizations in your community.

30 Six Steps to Effective Outreach 1.Define Your Goals and Objectives. 2.Identify Your Target Audience 3.Identify Your Budget and In-house Capabilities. 4.Create Your Message 5.Package and Distribute Your Message. 6.Evaluate Your Outreach Efforts.

31 Local Implementation Options Available Only to CRSAs

32 CRSAs Have Only One Implementation Option Not Available to Municipalities: …to make the transition to a borough… Standards for borough incorporation are in 3 AAC 110 (Alaska Administrative Code)

33 A borough formed from a CRSA has two advantages over a municipal (non-borough) coastal district: 1.There is already a CRSA district program in place to provide a starting point for the borough program. Modifying an existing CRSA program for a borough is less time-consuming and costly than preparing an original district program. 2.The CRSA Program Director can assist the boroughs coastal planning process.

34 The Implementation Chapter in your CRSAs Coastal Management Plan

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