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Updated Maine Guide to Federal Consistency Review available
The federal Coastal Zone Management Act grants Maine and other coastal states that have an approved coastal management program the authority to review federal activities, federal license or permit activities, and federally funded activities to ensure that those that may affect its designated coastal area meet the "enforceable policies" of its coastal management program. The process by which a state decides whether a federal action meets its enforceable policies is called federal consistency review.
The Maine Guide to Federal Consistency Review outlines Maine's federal consistency review process and includes a list of the state statutes and rules that provide the enforceable policies of the Maine Coastal Program. A revised and updated version of the guide is available for download. This updated version reflects transfer of the responsibility for coordination of the federal consistency review process from the now-abolished State Planning Office to the Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, Division of Geology, Natural Areas and Coastal Resources, effective July 1, 2012. This update also reformats the list of enforceable policies, which are organized under the popular names of each pertinent state law and rule; adds a list of the towns and cities in Maine's designated coastal zone; and makes other editorial corrections and clarifications.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Maine Coastal Program's Federal Consistency Coordinator, Todd Burrowes, or call (207) 287-1496.
Last updated on April 10, 2013
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