Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA)
Legislation to preserve, protect, develop, and where possible, to restore or enhance, the resources of the Nation's coastal zone. Regulations issued under the CZMA (16 USC 1451 et seq.) establish requirements for state coastal management programs and grant application procedures. The CZMA also established the National Estuary Research Reserve System and National Marine Sanctuaries and requires that federal actions be consistent with policies of an approved Coastal Zone Management Program established by any coastal state, territory, or tribe. Regulations issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pursuant to the CZMA are available at 15 CFR 921-930.
Regulations Applicable to Energy Development
The full suite of regulations issued by NOAA under the CZMA may be applicable to energy development activities that occur in coastal areas.
Relevant Web Site(s)
This statute may apply to the following energy resources:Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Geothermal, Hydrokinetic, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind