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The Local Coastal Program's Outlook Newsletter


CoastIt Notes

July 29, 2016

 

  • OCM announced FY 16/17 rate for Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
  • OCM is reviewing Needs, Alternatives, and Justification and Hydrologic Modification Impact Analysis Guides

 

June 20, 2016

 

  • OCM no longer using green cards for project commencement dates
  • USACE designated corridors along the Mississippi River

 

January 4, 2016

  • Special Public notice for flooding of Louisiana rivers and streams

December 2, 2014

  • OCM is accepting comments for the five year Assessment and Strategy
  • Report of technical problems with the online application system

September 19, 2014

  • Hydrologic Modification Impact Analysis (HMIA) document complete for review of projects with potential impacts to hydrology, drainage, and water pollution.
  • OCM is accepting comments for the five year Assessment and Strategy
  • Staff updates

May 29, 2014

  • Notification of Coastal Use Permitting training seminar to be held in June
  • Staff updates
  • Certification of new Louisiana Clean Marinas
  • Coastal Resiliency updates

February 21, 2014

  • Notice of scheduled maintenance of the State of Louisiana Data Center.
  • Reminders to CUP applicants to idenitfy datum used for coordinates and that applicants should provide a contingency plan for removing pipelines removed by pulling method.
  • Notice of amendments to the Rules and Procedures for Mitigation.
  • OCM staff updates.

January 27, 2014

  • January 2014 Winter Weather Event Special Public Notice

December 11, 2013

  • Clarification on Plugging and Abandonment work and site clearance work
  • Notification of Revisions to the Rules and Procedures for Mitigation
  • Beneficial Use of Dredged Material fee rate for FY13/14
  • Staff updates

October 4, 2013

  • Special Notice Hurricane Karen

July 18, 2013

  • Explanation of server issues from July 17, 2013.

June 28, 2013

  • OCM reminder to applicants about compliance requirements for Coastal Use Permits.
  • The Coastal Users Guide has been updated and is available online.
  • OCM staff updates

May 1, 2013

  • Introduction to the the new self-determination web-based tool. This application will aid users of coastal resources in determining whether a project might be exempt from the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program and would thus not require a Coastal Use Permit.
  • OCM staff updates

February 19,2013

  • Reminder to applicants that foundation pads should not extend greater than 0.5 feet above existing water bottom elevations in less than 8 feet of water.
  • A new Needs, Alternatives, and Justifications Guide for Drainage Features has been approved, and is now available on OCM's website.

January 18, 2013

  • Updates NAJ guides released for recreational facilities, transportation projects, and levee projects.
  • OCM has executed General Permit 27 to offer expedited review of routine port-related maintenance activities.
  • OCM Staff updates.

December 14, 2012

  • Office of Coastal Management will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed amended St. Bernard Parish Local Coastal Zone Management Program's Programmatic Document for the St. Bernard Parish Local Coastal Zone Management Program.

November 30, 2012

  • Coastal Zone Boundary Maps are now available
  • Notification of the approval and availability of the Pipeline, Oil & Gas Facility, Utilities, and Industrial Development Needs, Alternatives, and Justifications (NAJ) Guides.
  • Updates on OCM staff.

October 17, 2012

  • Summary of revised criteria and qualifying activities for projects to obtain a No Direct and Significant Impacts (NDSI) determination from OCM

September 28, 2012

  • NAJ (Needs, Alternatives, and Justification) Guides for Marinas and Commercial Developments are now available online.
  • Local Coastal Programs Newsletter for September 2012.

 

September 13, 2012

  • OCM provides the revised Coastal Zone boundary maps, fastland maps, and maps identifying the 5-foot contour online to meet Act 588 requirements.

August 22,2012

  • OCM Assistant Secretary, Stephen Chustz, appointed to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
  • OCM released the Needs, Alternatives, & Justifications guidance document for Port Developments.

July 20,2012

  • Notification of General Permit renewals for GP-8, GP-10, GP-12, GP- 13, GP- 14, GP- 15, GP- 16, GP- 17, GP-19, GP- 21, and GP- 23.
  • Update to the FY12/13 rate for monetary contribution for applicants to satisfy Beneficial Use of Dredged Material requirements.

July, 9, 2012

  • Notification of public meeting in Lake Charles, LA.
  • Schedule for public meetings regarding the updated Coastal Zone Boundary.

June 25, 2012

  • Notification of public meeting in Patterson, LA.
  • Schedule for public meetings regarding the updated Coastal Zone Boundary.

June 15, 2012

  • Schedule for public meetings regarding the updated Coastal Zone Boundary.

June 12, 2012

  • Notification of signature of Act 588 and the updated Coastal Zone Boundary.

May 2, 2012

  • Links to the presentations that were used during the March 2012 Regulatory and Commenting Agency Permitting Roles in the Louisiana Coastal Zone
  • Commendations for John E. Johnston III, who leads OCM's Geologic Review process.
  • Modifications to OCM's Solicitation of Views (SOV) and Request for Determination (RFD) procedures
  • OCM has posted FAQ's for Site Clearance operations

March 22, 2012

  • Updates to the Needs, Alternatives, and Justifications (NAJ) requirements and procedure.
  • Notice of implementation of the new Residential Development Guide.
  • Reminder about upcoming public seminars for coastal users.
  • OCM encourages applicants to take pre-project onsite photographs.
  • Release of the March 2012 Local Coastal Programs Outlook Newsletter.

 

February 3, 2012

  • Notification about upcoming public seminars for coastal users.

December 19, 2011

  • Personnel updates
  • Request for subject matter for upcoming permitting training sessions
  • The expiration date for General Permit 21 has been extended for six months
  • Updated Coastal Zone map available at OCM office

October 19, 2011

  • Notification of technical difficulties with the on-line permit system.
  • Change of address and updated contact infromation for the OCM - Lake Charles Field Office

October 6, 2011

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Special Public Notice for the Modified Charleston Method (MCM)
  • Change of address for the OCM - Lake Charles Field Office
  • LDNR Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) has received final approval from NOAA

September 1, 2011

  • DNR Assistant Secretary Louis Buatt to leave OCM
  • Public Notices are now available on the OCM website

July 19, 2011

  • OCM staff updates
  • 2010/2011 Legislative Performance Report has been completed and some helpful statistics from the report are available.
  • Reminder to applicants and agents to provide commencement dates for projects.

July 7, 2011

  • A new volume of the Local Coastal Program Outlook Newsletter is now available.

 

May 18, 2011

  • Public Notices for Coastal Use Permit Applications can now be received via e-mail or viewed directly on the web. Click here to view the current notices. If you would like to receive these notices via e-mail, simply send your request to OCMINFO@la.gov. Please be sure to include: your name, organization, phone number, and the e-mail address where you would like our office to send the notices.
  • A resolution passed unanimously at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Autohirty on May 17, 2011, to make Ascension Parish the 20th parish to join the Louisiana Coastal Zone. To view the entire report, including maps and related documents, please visit the Coastal Zone Boundary on our website at http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=88

 

March 25, 2011

  • Public Notices may soon be available on the OCM web page. Please provide suggestions and feedback by e-mail to OCMinfo@la.gov.
  • Interagency Affairs Division is hosting Local Coastal Programs Quarterly meeting from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. The meeting will be held in the Griffon Room (located on the first floor of the LaSalle Building). Click here to view an agenda.

February 9, 2011

December 15, 2010

  • OCM policy updates on coastal hazards and drainage
  • Updates to Frequently Asked Questions
  • Coastal Zone Boundary Study Report has been revised based on comments received from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), outreach meeting attendees, and other sources. The updated report is ready to be submitted to the CPRA for its final acceptance at an upcoming meeting. Following CPRA acceptance, changes to the coastal zone boundary would require legislative approval during the 2011 session and then must be approved by the federal government (NOAA) prior to formally being incorporated into the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program.

November 3, 2010

  • OCM staff updates
  • The Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Program submits its Section 309 Assessment and Strategy Grant five year strategy for 2011-2015 to the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, part of NOAA
  • OCM conducts periodic reviews of the 10 approved parish Local Coastal Programs

 

August 18, 2010

  • OCM has authorized use of General Permit 24 for the installation, maintenance, and/or removal of up to 1,000 linear feet of concrete mats and other hard-structure or engineered alternatives for pipeline protection
  • Act 955 of 2010 was passed by Louisiana Legislature for Surface Water Management which directed the Department of Natural Resources to provide in the management, preservation, conservation, and protection of the state’s water resources and enter into cooperative agreements with water users for the withdrawal of running surface water from state-owned water bodies.
  • OCM presents the results of the report reviewing the inland boundary of the coastal zone to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) in Baton Rouge, LA. CPRA will take the report under consideration and receive comments from interested parties and may make final recommendation at the October or November meeting. Following CPRA action on the report, changes to the coastal zone boundary would require legislative approval during the 2011 session and then must be approved by the federal government (NOAA) prior to formally being incorporated into the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program.
  • Lake Charles Field Office Address Change

 

June 14, 2010

  • What information do I need to provide to request an Emergency Use Authorization from OCM?

June 9, 2010

  • Guidance to the regulated community regarding the requirement of certification of intention to comply with spill prevention and safety requirements. Included is a list of oil spill prevention and safety related laws and regulations.
  • Lafayette Field Office Address Change

May 21, 2010

  • Reminder that all applicants proposing new oil and gas wells, workover of existing oil and gas wells, new production facilities and maintenance and/or expansion of existing production facilities must provide OCM with a list of all federal, state, and local oil and gas spill prevention related laws.

April 23, 2010

  • OCM is holding the “Regulatory and Commenting Agency Permitting Roles” Seminars in April and May, 2010.
  • Public Meeting Announcement – Pursuant to the federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, a public meeting will be held as part of the federal performance evaluation of the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program (LCRP) on May 10, 2010.

April 5, 2010

  • OCM is holding the “Regulatory and Commenting Agency Permitting Roles” Seminars in April and May, 2010.
  • New Document Imaging System to replace Panagon Viewer
  • Updates to the Frequently Asked Questions
  • Public Meeting Announcement – Pursuant to the federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, a public meeting will be held as part of the federal performance evaluation of the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program (LCRP) on May 10, 2010

 

March 2, 2010

  • OCM staff updates
  • OCM updates to the electronic Joint Permit Application
  • OCM implementing new rules regarding permit extensions and beneficial use of dredged material plans
  • OCM is holding the “Regulatory and Commenting Agency Permitting Roles” Seminars in April and May, 2010.

 

February 24, 2010

  • DNR Secretary Scott Angelle and Assistant Secretary Lou Buatt announce the re-implementation of Coastit Notes.