Combined coastal management program and final environmental impact statement for the State of Texas. Texas Coastal Management Program and Final Environmental Impact Statement.




U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

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U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


The State of Texas has submitted its Coastal Management Program to the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management for approval pursuant to Section 306 of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 as amended (CZMA), 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq. Approval would allow program administrative grants to be awarded to the State and would require that Federal actions be consistent with the program. This document includes a copy of the program, which is a comprehensive management program for coastal land and water use activities. It consists of numerous policies on diverse management issues which are administered under Texas laws and is the culmination of several years of program development. The Texas Coastal Management Program either promotes the beneficial use of coastal resources, prevents their impairment, or manages major activities that substantially affect numerous resources. The program will enhance decision-making processes used for determining the appropriateness of actions in the coastal area. Approval and implementation of the program will enhance governance of Texas's coastal land and water uses according to the coastal policies and standards contained in Texas's statutes, authorities and rules. Federal alternatives to program approval include delaying or denying approval, if certain requirements of the Coastal Zone Management Act have not been met. The State could modify parts of the program or withdraw its application for Federal approval if either of the above Federal alternatives results from circulation of this document.


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coast, management, planning, coastal zone management, shore protection, coast changes, water, pollution, public lands, environmental impact analysis