A forum for identifying and resolving competing demands on coastal resources through planning and comprehensive project reviews. Timeliness, coordination, and predictability in permitting decisions for coastal projects. Enhanced municipality and state agency roles in state and federal coastal resource decision-making.
Federal Coastal Zone Management Act 1972 1977 Alaska Coastal Management Act Alaska Coastal Management Program 1979 1980 First District Coastal Management Program Consistency Review Process Adopted 1984 1990 CZMA Reauthorization *Section 309 *Section 6217 Executive Order 106 & House Bill 191 2003
ACMP Participants Coastal Districts State & Federal Agencies Division of Coastal and Ocean Management
Districts develop CMPs CMPs provide coastal management guidance Applicable development projects must comply with CMP
25 coastal districts with approved plans in effect identify local issues and coastal resources guide the use, protection, and development of these resources Approved CMPs have the force of law
Consistency Review A project that affects coastal resources needs state or federal approval A consistency review ensures a balance of the concerns of each ACMP participant.
Consistency Review no separate ACMP specific permit network of existing agency authorities This network of state agencies and coastal districts results in a collaborative, decision-making process which guides coastal management in Alaska.
Consistency Review The review process results in a determination that tells if project is consistent with the ACMP contains necessary modifications A positive consistency determination is necessary for state and federal agencies to issue permits.
An ACMP Primer The ACMP has defined itself by developing statewide regulatory Standards and approved district CMPs. The Standards and policies of the ACMP are implemented by a network of state agencies and coastal districts. The Division of Coastal and Ocean Management provides the leadership to determine the ACMPs overall direction.
An ACMP Primer The ACMP allows coastal districts and state agencies to actively participate in decision-making for coastal resource use and development. To this end, the ACMP requires permitted activities in the coastal zone to comply with statewide Standards and affected coastal districts enforceable policies.
An ACMP Primer The Standards provide general guidance for managing coastal resources and uses. In addition, approved coastal district programs augment the Standards by including more specific enforceable policies for the use, protection, or development of coastal resources affecting the district. State agencies and coastal districts use the Standards and policies as a basis for reviewing proposed projects.
Statewide Standards and district CMPs define the ACMP… 112114 ACMP 110 …Project Consistency Reviews Implement the ACMP.
Funding the ACMP Adequate funding is the key to an effective coastal management program.
Federal coastal management funding in Alaska primarily comes from two programs: Section 306 and Section 309 of the CZMA. Occasionally, funds are also available from Section 310 for the Alaska Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Program. The state of Alaska matches all this federal money- except for section 309.