Coastal Zone Management:
State CZM Regulations Being Circulated for Review

In December, the Alaska Coastal Management Council finished drafting the State’s first set of regulations governing CZM in Alaska, and hearings are being held around the State before they will be sent to the State Legislature for final approval. Standards of the Alaska Coastal Management Program, and Guidelines for District Coastal Management Programs, such as that of the NSB, are being reviewed by all agencies involved in Alaska’s CZM program. When finally approved, they will qualify the State to participate fully in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s national CZM programs through which State and local governments can exercise control over much of the Federal OCS program in Alaska. These regulations will be analyzed in the March, 1978 issue of the Arctic Coastal Zone Management Newsletter.