Coastal Management Program Assessment and Strategy
The Commission receives financial assistance from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the provisions of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) to implement the Commission's coastal management program for San Francisco Bay. When Congress reauthorized the Coastal Zone Management Act in 1990, it added a new section 309 to establish a voluntary coastal zone enhancement grant program.
To be eligible for section 309 funding, state coastal management agencies are required to periodically conduct an assessment of their programs, assign a ranking to areas where the program could be improved, and prepare a strategy of priority program enhancements corresponding to one or more of nine coastal issues. The assessment and strategy is submitted to NOAA for review and ranking for funding eligibility.
This document contains the assessment of BCDC's coastal management program for San Francisco Bay and a proposed strategy of priority program enhancements through 2015.
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The Assessment and Strategy was approved by NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management on January 28, 2011.