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Program Reference Documents

Program Administration:

Other Coastal Program Information:

  • Section 309 Assessment/Strategy (2015) – Every five years, CRM reviews nine enhancement areas to identify priority needs and opportunities for improvement. The resulting multi-year strategy focuses on one or more select priority goals. The program is currently finalizing its new Section 309 Assessment/Strategy document.
  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) Plan (2009) – This voluntary federal land acquisition program was created in 2002 and incorporated into the Coastal Zone Management Act. Pennsylvania developed the linked plan, in order to received matching funds to purchase threatened land or conservation easements. The Program has not received direct funding since FY2012. More information can be found on NOAA’s Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program webpage.
  • Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program (CNPP) - The Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program, which was established in 1990 by Section 6217 of the Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments, is jointly administered by NOAA and the EPA. The goal is to reduce polluted runoff to coastal waters. Pennsylvania received conditional approval of its program in 1997 and full approval in 2001. More information can be found on NOAA’s Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program webpage.

Coastal Reports:

Bluff Recession Files:

Federal Consistency: