Florida Coastal Management Act (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Florida

Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Florida Coastal Management Act (Florida)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.dep.state.fl.us/cmp/
Applicable Jurisdiction For planning and developing coordinated projects and initiatives for coastal resource protection and management, the Department of Environmental Protection considers the coastal zone to be the geographical area encompassed by the 35 Florida coastal counties listed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Florida Coastal Management Program and the adjoining territorial sea.

Last Review 2014-09-15


This Act is intended to provide for the development of natural, commercial, recreational, ecological, industrial, and aesthetic resources, including, but not limited to, energy facilities, of immediate potential value to the present and future well-being of the residents of this state. To the extent possible, local governments are encouraged to implement state land and water management policies through existing processes for the guidance of growth and development. Through this Act, the Department of Environmental Protection is authorized to offer financial, technical, and other assistance to entities and projects that further the purposes of the Act. This legislation also contains information on state licensing for activities subject to federal consistency review, including permits for the siting and construction of any new electrical power plants, the licensing and relicensing of hydroelectric power plants, the transportation of hazardous substance materials, the construction and operation of interstate gas pipelines and storage facilities, and mining activities.

Policy Contact

Department Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Address 4708 Capital Circle N.W. - M.S. 300
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32303
Phone 850-488-7708
Fax 850-488-5257

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

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 380.20-380.27

Authority 2: Fla. Admin. Code 62B