Coastal Area Management Program (Alabama)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Alabama

Applies to States or Provinces Alabama
Name Coastal Area Management Program (Alabama)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


This program regulates coastal activities, permits required, discharges to coastal waters and siting, construction and operation of energy facilities. ADEM's Coastal Program rules include the review and permitting for the following types of activities when they are to occur within the Coastal Area: beach and dune construction projects, developments and subdivision of properties greater than five (5) acres in size, dredging and filling of state water bottoms and wetlands, the drilling and operation of groundwater wells with a capacity of 50 gpm or greater, the siting of energy facilities, and other various activities which may have an impact on coastal resources.

Implementation of the ACAMP is shared by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Coastal Section and the ADEM Coastal Section. ALDCNR-Coastal Section is responsible for planning activities while the ADEM Coastal Section is responsible for permitting, monitoring and enforcement activities, as detailed in the ADEM Division 8 Coastal Programs Rules (ADEM Admin. Code R 335-8).

Policy Contact

Contact Name Coastal Program
Department Department of Environmental Management
Address 4171 Commanders Drive
Place Mobile, Alabama
Zip/Postal Code 36615-1421
Phone (251) 432-6533