State Federal Consistency Lists
State federal consistency lists identify the federal agency, federal license or permit, and federal financial assistance activities that are subject to federal consistency review if the activities occur within a state’s coastal zone pursuant to the applicable subparts of NOAA’s regulations at 15 C.F.R. part 930. While the state federal consistency lists will be updated as they change, each applicable state should be contacted for the most recent version approved by NOAA.
Federal License or Permit Activities, and Federal Financial Assistance Activities
These activities are also subject to federal consistency review if the activity occurs outside of the state’s coastal zone but within a geographic location description. This location description encompasses an area outside the coastal zone in which an activity would have reasonably foreseeable coastal effects. For activities outside of a state’s coastal zone to be automatically subject to federal consistency review, the state federal consistency list must identify the activity and its associated geographic location description. A sample map showing when and how state federal consistency review occurs to federal license or permit activities (under 15 C.F.R. part 930, subpart D) that occur both in and outside a state’s coastal zone is provided here.
Federal Agency Activities
Whether activities are proposed for inside or outside the coastal zone, the federal agency determines if coastal effects are reasonably foreseeable from the federal activities. Regardless of whether a federal agency activity is listed, federal agencies provide states with consistency determinations for the federal activities affecting any coastal use or resource. Likewise, even if a federal agency activity is listed, a federal agency may determine that coastal effects are not reasonably foreseeable and provide a state with a negative determination.
Federal Consistency Lists by State
NOTE: These lists include the language that was last approved by NOAA. Therefore, for many lists, the text has not been updated to reflect current agency names or statutory or regulatory citations.
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