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COASTAL COMMISSION COMMUNICATIONS
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NCC Public Works Plan
The staff report for the North Coast Corridor Public Works Plan and Transportation and Resource Enhancement Program (NCC PWP/TREP) proposed by Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments, scheduled for the August 2014 Commission hearing, is now available.
Commission staff is in the process of updating the Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance in response to comments. It is anticipated that a revised draft will be presented to the Commission in the fall. For more information, visit the SLR Guidance page.
Local Coastal Programs
The California Coastal Commission announces the availability of grants to support local governments responsible for planning under the Coastal Act to develop and update Local Coastal Programs, especially to address the effects of climate change.
The application period for the 2014-2015 grants is now closed. For more information, visit the LCP Assistance Grant Program page.
Martins Beach Survey
As part of its larger effort to protect the coast of California and the public's right of coastal access, the California Coastal Commission has initiated a Prescriptive Rights Survey for Martins Beach in San Mateo County, CA. Press Release.
To fill out the survey please click here. To see the exhibits describing Martins Beach click here. If you would like a survey form mailed to you, or are unable to download the PDF, contact MartinsBeachPRS@coastal.ca.gov.
"Martins Beach reflects Californians' choice to protect coastal access," an opinion piece written by Dr. Charles Lester, Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, published on August 11, 2014
The California Coastal Commission's Public Education Program 2013 Annual Report
Presentations on Fracking & Other Well Stimulation Treatments presented to the Coastal Commission at the February 2014 meeting
Presentations on Well Stimulation in California: Senate Bill 4 (Pavley), Overview of Regulation, and California's Experience with Hydraulic Fracturing
The Coastal Commission's enforcement program has released two new pamphlets for the public: When Do You Need A Coastal Permit? and Protecting California's Coastline And Upholding The California Coastal Act - How You Can Help: Recognizing And Reporting Violations. These new public outreach tools are designed to help the public in identifying potential Coastal Act violations and help public citizens identify when they need a Coastal Development Permit or when and how they should contact the Commission or their local government about coastal permitting requirements.
Coastal Program Policy
Briefings & Presentations to the Commission
Briefings such as the Federal Consistency Program Briefing from February 9, as well as previous ones on open meetings, vertical accessways, wetlands, and the Coastal Act.
Green Building Projects
Did you know that the California Coastal Commission offers a
40% discount on permit application fees for green building projects?
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