I. Consistency Determination Under the Coastal Zone Management Act

Under Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) Section 307, a license must include a valid certification approved by the State to assure that project construction and operation will be consistent with the State’s coastal zone management program.[1]  FERC may not issue a license if the State, subject to approval by NOAA, determines that the project is inconsistent with that program.[2]

Strategies for effective participation in a CZMA proceeding are the same as for a water quality certification.

[1]               See 16 U.S.C. § 1456.

[2]               Id.