Understanding Enforceable Policies


Reviewing a state’s enforceable policies can feel daunting. This product provides guiding checkpoints, reference information, and example bills in a format that allows users to practice identifying potential problems—problems that make it less likely NOAA would approve a bill as a legally enforceable coastal zone management policy.

This Guide Features

  • Checkpoints. A list of red flags useful for spotting language that may make policies unenforceable.
  • Practice. Mock state policies that allow practice in using the checkpoints to find problem areas.
  • Handy References. Quick summary information with background and context for coastal management policy review.
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