Federal Consistency

Federal consistency refers to the requirement in Section 307 of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) that certain specified federal actions be consistent with approved state coastal management programs.

Under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, all Federal agencies are required to conduct their planning, management, development, and regulatory activities in a manner consistent with federally-approved state and territorial coastal zone management programs.

The Division of Coastal Resources Management reviews federal agency activities for compliance with the CNMI’s coastal management program. If you have any questions about DCRM’s federal consistency process, please contact Emily Northrop at FedCon@dcrm.gov.mp.

Guide to Federal Consistency

List of Actions Subject to CZMA Review

CNMI’s Procedures Guide for Achieving Federal Consistency

NOAA’s FAQs on Federal Consistency 

View NOAA Guidance on Federal Consistency 

PowerPoint on Federal Consistency

View PowerPoint

Public Notices – Projects Under Review

None at this time

Public Notices – Updates to Regulations