The Alaska Coastal Management Program—An Oil and Gas Industry Perspective

by Peter T. Hanely, Standard Alaska Production Co, Anchorage, AK, USA,
Gary F. Smith, Standard Alaska Production Co, Anchorage, AK, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


The paper referred to in this abstract describes: the unique coastal values and issues that must be considered by developers in Alaska and examples of how the oil and gas industry has protected these values; the oil and gas industry's role in the coastal zone planning generic and specific problems in the development of local coastal plan policies, particularly in the four planning areas of interest to the oil and gas industry; the relationship and conflicts between the existing State and Federal regulatory framework, and the enforceable policies in the local coastal plans; and the important role of State and Federal oversight in the planning process to achieve a proper balance between local concerns and State and national interests.

Subject Headings: Coastal processes | Coastal management | Industries | Federal government | Resource management | Dispute resolution | Existing buildings | Frames | Alaska | United States | Georgia

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