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
Francisco Cabrera, Acting Secretary
Capital Hill, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 664-3000/50
Fax No. (670) 664-3067
Primary Alternate: Kioshi Cody

Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Zabrina Shai Cruz, Director
Gualo Rai Center, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 664-8500
Fax No. (670) 664-8540
Primary Alternate: Merrill Ayuyu

Department of Lands & Natural Resources (DLNR)
Sylvan O. Igisomar, Secretary
Lower Base, Saipan
Telephone No. (670)322-9834
Fax No. (670) 322-2633
Primary Alternate: Michael Tenorio

Department of Public Works (DPW)
Ray N. Yumul, Secretary
Oleai Center, Beach Road, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 234-9828
Fax No. (670) 234-6346
Primary Alternate: Edwin Tmarsel

Commonwealth Utilities Corporation (CUC)
Bettina DLG Terlaje, Acting Executive Director
Joeten Dandan Building, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 664-6164
Fax No. (670) 664-6169
Primary Alternate: Nicolette Villagomez

Historic Preservation Office (HPO)
John D. Palacios, Acting Director
Lower Miha House No. A16, Saipan
Telephone No. (670) 664-2120/1
Fax No. (670) 664-2139
Primary Alternate: Lufo Q. Babauta

Division of Coastal Resources Management (DCRM) – CRM Agency Board Chair
Richard V. Salas, Director
Gualo Rai Center, Saipan
Phone: (670) 664-8300
Fax: (670) 664-8315