Coastal Management Act (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Coastal Management Act (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Coastal Management Act provides enabling authority for the State to prepare and administer a coastal management program. The Act does not establish new regulations or laws; it is designed to establish procedural requirements for the Department of Natural Resources to develop and implement a program for the sustainable development and protection of coastal resources. It establishes the Department of Natural Resources as the State agency to receive and disburse federal grant monies. It establishes the Governor as the approving authority of the program and as the person that must submit the program to the federal government for approval under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act. It requires other State agencies to cooperate with the Coastal Resources Division when exercising their activities within the coastal area.

Policy Contact

Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Coastal Resources Division

Phone 912-264-7218

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 12-5-320
Date Effective 2010