Consistency Appeals—Recent Developmentsby Nathan S. Bergerbest, Cotton, Day & Doyle, Washington, DC, USA,
Abstract: The Coastal Zone Management Act authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to override a state consistency objection to a federal license or permit activity affecting land or water uses in the coastal zone, an Outer Continental Shelf of Exploration or Development and Production Plan, or federal assistance to a state or local government. The Act permits the Secretary to override a state objection on either of two grounds. This paper examines the substantive and procedural aspects of the NOAA regulations and their application.
Subject Headings: Coastal management | Sea water | Federal government | Permits | Licensure and certification | State government | Land use | Local government | North America | United States | Indiana
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