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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-1930


Coastal Resources Management Program; Final Program Assessment and Strategy under Section 309 of the Coastal Zone Management Act

[45 Pa.B. 6453]
[Saturday, October 31, 2015]

 The Commonwealth's Coastal Resources Management Program has developed a final program Assessment and Strategy in accordance with section 309 of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C.A. § 1456b), as amended in 1990 and 1996. This assessment is part of a voluntary coastal zone enhancement grants program (program) that encourages states and territories to develop program changes in one or more of the following nine coastal enhancement areas: coastal wetlands; coastal hazards; public access; marine debris; cumulative and secondary impacts; special area management planning; ocean/Great Lakes resources; energy and government facility siting and activities; and aquaculture. Under this program, the United States Secretary of Commerce is authorized to make awards to states and territories to develop and submit for Federal approval program changes that support attainment of the objectives of one or more of the enhancement areas. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approved the Commonwealth's final Section 309 Assessment and Strategy on September 25, 2105. Implementation of the new strategy will begin October 1, 2016.

 The final Section 309 Assessment and Strategy is available on the Department of Environmental Protection's web site at (DEP Keywords: Coastal Zone).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1930. Filed for public inspection October 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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