WIT Press

PERMIT COORDINATION AND INTERAGENCY REVIEW IN COASTAL STATES

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V2-N4-481-489

Volume

Volume 2 (2007), Issue 4

Pages

8

Page Range

481 - 489

Author(s)

K. WINSON-GEIDEMAN, W. BERSON, P. MCINTOSH

Abstract

Residential, commercial, and industrial development proposals in coastal regions often require regulatory review by a variety of authorities at the local, regional, state, and federal levels. The purpose of this research is to assess preliminary evidence regarding the extent and methods of permit coordination used by regulatory agencies in selected US coastal states. Interviews are conducted with decision-makers at state-level agency permit programs identifying rules or legal requirements that pose opportunities, challenges, and obstacles to a coordinated review process.

Keywords

Coastal Zone Management Act, interagency review, permit coordination