CRM Agency Board

The CRM BOARD – Agency Officials & Representatives

The Coastal Resources Management Agency Board is established by the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands’ Coastal Resources Management Act (Public Law 3-47, 2 CMC §§ 1501 et seq.), and is comprised of the leaders of CNMI resource management agencies. Together the CRM Agency Officials form the Agency Board to support the Division of Coastal Resource Management’s mission to balance wise use and protection of coastal resources by:

  1. Convening to administer CRM permit decisions;
  2. Providing guidance and feedback to DCRM; and
  3. Working with DCRM to update and adopt regulations and policies as needed to support DCRM’s mission.

Department of Commerce
Mark Rabauliman, Secretary
Capital Hill, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 664-3000/50
Fax No. (670) 664-3067
Representative: David Palacios

Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Ray S. Masga, Director
Gualo Rai Center, Suite 101
Telephone No. (670) 664-8500
Fax No. (670) 664-8540
Representative: Jonathan Arriola

Department of Lands and Natural Resources (DLNR)
Tony Benavente, Secretary
Lower Base, Saipan
Telephone No. (670)322-9834
Fax No. (670) 322-2633
Representative: Gus Kaipat

Department of Public Works (DPW)
James A. Ada, Secretary
Joeten Gualo Rai Building, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 235-5827/8
Fax No. (670) 234-6346
Representative: Henry Bautista

Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC)
Gary P. Camacho, Executive Director
Joeten Dandan Building, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 664-6164
Fax No. (670) 664-6169
Representative: Venugopal Prabhakara

Historic Preservation Office (HPO)
Mertie Kani, Officer 
Airport Road, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 664-2120/1
Fax No. (670) 664-2139
Representative: James Pruitt


Division of Coastal Resources Management (DCRM) – CRM Agency Board Chair
Janice E. Castro, Director
Gualo Rai Center
Phone: (670) 664-8300
Fax: (670) 664-8315