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California Coastal Commission and Sean Parker Reach Agreement Resulting in Expanded Coastal Conservation and Public Access Programs, June 2013

Ackerberg Settlement to Open Carbon Beach Public Accessway, March 2013

An Annotated Catalog of Marina and Recreational Boater Pollution Education Materials .

Annual Report of the Conservation/Open Space OTD (Offers-to-Dedicate) Program , December 2010

The latest volume in our series of coastal guides is now available!

This volume, Beaches and Parks from San Francisco to Monterey, includes
 Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey Counties.

Here is the cover of this latest volume:

Book Cover of Beaches and Parks from San Francisco to Monterey

Take a peek at the introduction
and then find out more!

 

Below is the cover of the third volume in this series.

Each in this series is devoted to a portion of the coast. This volume includes sections on Los Angeles, Orange and  San Diego Counties.

Here is the cover of this latest volume:

Cover of Beaches and Parks in Southern California (from the Experience the California Coast series)

Take a peek at sample pages from the Los Angeles County chapter and then find out more!
 

Below is the cover of the second volume in this series.



Find out more!

This volume includes sections on Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
See a sample chapter.

Below is the cover of the first volume in this series.


Picture of book cover to Experience the California Coast: A Guide to Beaches and Parks in Northern California, Counties Included: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin with link to further information

Find out more!
Each is devoted to a portion of the coast. This volume includes sections on Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin Counties.

See the press release about the guide.

Broad Beach Public Shoreline Access Guide, California Coastal Commission, Public Access Program, July 2004.
This is in PDF. To read/print this, you need the free Adobe Reader. To get it, click here.

California Beach Restoration Study (from the California Dept. of Boating and Waterways and the State Coastal Conservancy)

California Coastal Access Guide, California Coastal Commission, published by University of California Press, 2003 [Updated edition].

California Coastal Management Program Notices & Documents:

Planning for an Accelerated Sea Level Rise Along the California Coast (Draft) (1989)

Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance Document (2013)

California Coastal Commission Strategic Plan (2013-2018)

California Coastal Commission: Why it Exists and What it Does. See it in PDF or e-mail us to request a free copy.

The California Coastal Commission Permit Appeal Process: Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]

State of California Coastal Impact Assistance Program Draft Plan (from the California Resources Agency)

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Revised Draft Master Plan Framework (from the California Dept. of Fish and Game)

California Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing and Development Status Report

Capistrano Beach (Dana Point) Shoreline Access Guide

Carbon Beach Public Access Easement Guide - Malibu, CA

Updated 2006 Assessment of the California Coastal Management Program (CCMP) [DRAFT for Public Review and Comment]

Coastal Catch: ‘Marine Forests' Ignores the History, Purpose of State’s Separation of Powers Clause (Article by Peter Douglas, Executive Director)

Coastal Commission Comments on the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals, Statement for The Report of the Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals to the Marine Mammal Commission

Coastal Stewardship - Vision 2020 Hindsight, Insight, Foresight presented  by Peter Douglas at The Coastal Society 16th International Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, July 12, 1998.

California Supreme Court decision decision in Marine Forests Society et al. v. California Coastal Commission et al.:.

Completing the California Coastal Trail [12 MB], California Coastal Conservancy, January 2003 and California Coastal Trail maps [in PDF, 7.25 MB], California Coastal Commission, et al.

Condominium-Hotel Development in the Coastal Zone Memorandum, December 2006

Designation of ESHA (Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area) in the Santa Monica Mountains by the California Coastal Commission Staff Ecologist/Wetland Coordinator

Documents related to the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Exploration Lease Suspension Consistency Determinations submitted by the U.S. Minerals Management Service on April 7, 2005

Documents Relevant to the OCS Oil Leases:

Enforcement Program Annual Report 2004, California Coastal Commission.

Enforcement Program Report to the Commission, March 2003

Federal Consistency (Comments regarding proposed federal rule changes):
  • Cover letter from the California Coastal Commission and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Detailed Letter from the California Coastal Commission and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Link to Additional Comments from Governor Gray Davis, Attorney General Bill Lockyer, Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Members of California Congressional Delegation, Assemblymember Hannah Beth Jackson, and Santa Barbara County (on NOAA's web site)

Final Evaluation Findings for the California Coastal Management Program, December 1996 through May 2001 (from the U.S. Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management)

Happy trails to you : how to accept and manage offers to dedicate access easements, California Coastal Conservancy and California Coastal Commission, 1997
[in PDF]

International Trade and Investment Rules and State Regulation of Desalination Facilities, prepared by The Harrison Institute for Public Law Georgetown University Law Center at the request of the California Coastal Commission, March 2004

Land Form Alteration Policy Guidance. Prepared by the staff of the California Coastal Commission as part of a Project of Special Merit for the Office of Coastal Resources Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. March 1994.

Limitations on Liability for Nonprofit Land Managers, California Coastal Conservancy and California Coastal Commission, 1997 [in PDF]

LNG Hazards and Safety Implications: presentation slides from the California Coastal Commission Meeting Workshop on  April 14, 2005:

Local Coastal Program (LCP) Post-Certification Guide for Coastal Cities and Counties, revised May 6, 2002 [in PDF]

Long Beach LNG Import Project, FERC Docket No. CP04-58-000, et al./POLB Application No, HDP 03-079: Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (“EIS/EIR”)

Marina del Rey Periodic LCP Review

Malibu LCP Related Documents:

Marine, Coastal & Watershed Resource Directory (Find groups & organizations.)

Marine Mammals:

Coastal Commission Comments on the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals, Statement for The Report of the Advisory Committee on Acoustic Impacts on Marine Mammals to the Marine Mammal Commission

Monterey County Periodic LCP Review Related Reports

Natural History of Fire & Flood Cycles. Prepared as a presentation to the Post-Fire Hazard Assessment Planning and Mitigation Workshop at the University of California, Santa Barbara, August 18, 1995.

Navy Sonar:

Nonpoint Source Program Strategy and Implementation Plan, 1998-2013 (Volume I)  and Volume II: California Management Measures for Polluted Runoff [Public Review Draft Document]

Notice of Availability of 1994 Coastal Zone Aerial Photography. California Coastal Commission, Technical Services Division. March 22, 1996.

Orange County Beach Access Map, (includes detailed descriptions, facilities and parking information)

Peter Douglas, our previous Executive Director: information about him

Overview of Sea Level Rise and Some Implications for Coastal California: Briefing to the California Coastal Commission on Sea Level Rise (June 2001)

Procedural Guidance for Evaluating Wetland Mitigation Projects in California's Coastal Zone. California Coastal Commission. September, 1995

Procedural Guidance for the Review of Wetland Projects in California's Coastal Zone. California Coastal Commission. June 15, 1994.

Procedural Guidance Document: Monitoring [Shoreline Protection and Beach Nourishment Projects], California Coastal Commission, January, 1997

Proposed Action Plan for Implementing Recommendations of the Santa Monica Mountains/Malibu Regional Cumulative Assessment Project (ReCAP)

Protecting Views from the Ocean Under the Coastal Act, May 2004

Public Access Action Plan (June 1999)

Report on In-Lieu Fee Beach Sand Mitigation Program: San Diego County, California Coastal Commission, January 1997 (revised September, 1997)

ReCAP...what is it? Overview of ReCAP Pilot Project. California Coastal Commission (1997).

ReCAP Pilot Project. Findings and Recommendations: Monterey Bay Region. California Coastal Commission Regional Cumulative Assessment Project. September, 1995.

ReCAP Pilot Project Findings and Recommendations: Monterey Bay Region. Executive Summary. California Coastal Commission Regional Cumulative Assessment Project. September, 1995.

(ReCAP) Findings and Recommendations for the Santa Monica Mountains/Malibu Regional Cumulative Assessment Project  (June 1999)

Repair, Maintenance and Utility Hook-Up Exclusions from Permit Requirements (Adopted September 5, 1978)

Restoration of Unpermitted Development within the California Coastal Zone. Prepared as a presentation to the Society for Ecological Restoration Conference, Seattle, Washington, September, 1995.

Questions and Answers on El Niņo, California Coastal Commission (includes preparedness checklists for shoreline property, slope protection & preparedness, and general property preparedness), 1997.

Seawater Desalination And the California Coastal Act. March, 2004

SONGS Related Information:
The Commission’s technical oversight and independent monitoring program provides for periodic review of the status and performance of the SONGS (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) mitigation projects.

On the UCSB SONGS Mitigation site, you can find background information as well as a collection of project documents, images, information about SONGS staff and public workshops.

Below are documents we house on our site.

  • Public Workshop on the San Dieguito Wetland Restoration Project (February 18, 2004). Slide presentations made at the workshop sessions are:
  1. Introduction (Schroeter, General Session)
  2. Wetland Status (Kay, General Session)
    Wetland Status (Tanious, Technical Session)
  3. Effect of Restoration-Human Health (Ambrose, Technical Session)
  4. Wetland Monitoring (Page, General Session)
    Wetland Monitoring (Page, Technical Session)
  5. Coastal Trail  (Carter, General and Technical Sessions)
  6. Least Terns (Loeffler, Technical Session)

Status of the LCP Program: FY 97-98 Annual Report. California Coastal Commission. October 1, 1998.

Status of the LCP Program: FY 98-99 Annual Report. California Coastal Commission. January 13, 2000.

Status of Vertical Accessways Acquired by California Coastal Commission Actions 1973 to 2011, December 2011

The Tōhoku [Japan] Earthquake of March 11, 2011: a Preliminary Report on Implications for Coastal California, April 2011 (Revised April 18, 2011)

The Tōhoku Tsunami of March 11, 2011: a Preliminary Report on Effects to the California Coast and Planning Implications, April 2011

Tsunami Workshop from the September 2005 Coastal Commission Meeting. [This Workshop Agenda contains links to PowerPoint presentations given that day.]

United States Department of Commerce combined state of California coastal management program (segment) and final environmental impact statement / prepared by Office of Coastal Zone Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and California Coastal Commission, 1977

W.A.T.E.R. (Watershed Analysis Tool for Environmental Review) -- GIS data layers, satellite images and scanned aerial photographs covering much of the California Central Coast

Wildfire Hazards Survey in the California Coastal Zone. California Coastal Commission, June, 1995

Workshop on Conflict of Interest, Bias, and Related Issues (PowerPoint presentation given at the California Coastal Commission Meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2005)

Press Releases & Communications

Coastal Commission, Del Mar Fairgrounds Reach Historic Agreement (Press Release, March 8, 2012)
Judge Upholds Coastal Commission Order To Remove Private Encroachments From Public Access Easements (Press Release, July 12, 2011)
Press Release: Judge Awards Coastal Commission $3.9 Million, Orders Illegal Development Removed

Press Release: Court Rejects Coastal Complaint -- Judge finds no evidence of trespass, civil rights or “takings”
Update on the Status of the Coastal Commission’s Budget at Year End FY 07-08 and Pending Budget for FY 08-09
Press Release: California Coastal Commission Initiates Enforcement Action Against 5 Property Owners Who Illegally Bulldozed Sand Dunes in Newport Beach
Governor's Press Release: Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Three Members of the California Coastal Commission, May 25, 2004
Press Release: Coastal Commission Chair Applauds Action to Protect Coastal Resources
Press Release:
California Coastal Commission Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Refusal To Hear Appeals Of Cases Upholding Public Access
Letter to City of Malibu City Attorney Regarding Coastal Development Permits
Letter to Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Comment on Proposed Federal Rule Change Regarding Geologic and Seismologic Characteristics for Siting and Design of Dry Cask Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (ISFSI) and Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) Installations.
Press Release: California Coastal Commission Obtains $25,000 Penalty to Open Public Access Trail in Asilomar Dunes