Public Comment Period for Oregon Coastal Management Program Evaluation

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August 31, 2023

Evaluating the Oregon Coastal Management Program - We want to hear from you!

Upcoming Evaluation

The Department of Land Conservation and Development is the lead implementer of the Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP). The OCMP was first approved by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1977, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972. The Act calls for periodic performance reviews of state coastal programs. The process includes the close participation of the program’s network, state and local stakeholders, tribes, and other interested parties. NOAA assesses the accomplishments and needs of the coastal program and then provides recommendations for program enhancements. Oregon’s Coastal Zone Management Program evaluation will be taking place September 11 through September 15, 2023.

Public Participation

Public participation is a valued part of the evaluation process. NOAA’s evaluation team would like to hear the views of any interested parties concerning the Oregon Coastal Management Program, including those aspects that are successful and any suggestions for making improvements or addressing problems. The evaluation team is particularly interested in these areas:

  • Federal Consistency
  • Coastal Hazards and Resilience
  • Ocean Planning
  • Estuary Planning
  • Public Shoreline Access

How to get involved

Members of the public are encouraged to join us for a virtual public hearing and provide comments. Anyone is welcome to attend and give testimony.

When: Monday, September 11, 2023, at 6pm.

Registration is required at by September 11 at 12pm.

Meeting Purpose: To receive public comments regarding the Oregon Coastal Management Program, including successes, challenges, needs, and recommendations.

The period of performance for this review is September 2016 through September 2023.

Members of the public are also welcome to submit written comments, participation in the public meeting is not required for submission. Send written comments to by September 22, 2023.


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