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E-M:/ Michigan's coastal zone plan



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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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This appears  in today's MDEQ calendar and is really important....Michigan 
coastal zone plan under the federal coastal zone act..   I've not read it yet, but
I do know that federal guidelines on these plans have very specific requirements
for certain land uses and water permits in coastal zone regions....i.e. CAFO 
operations......

Folks should check to see whether MDEQ followed rules on the actual 
designations of coastal zone areas in addition to planning requirements.


=============================MDEQ calendar notice follows

DRAFT COASTAL ESTUARINE AND LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM PLAN. The Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP), Coastal and Land Management Unit, Environmental Science and Services Division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), has developed a draft state Coastal Estuarine and Land Conservation Program (CELCP) Plan consistent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) guidelines, in consultation with representatives of state and federal agencies with land management responsibilities in Michigan, environmental organizations, land conservancies, and other stakeholders. Coastal states that develop their own plans consistent with federal guidelines are eligible to compete for federal funds for land acquisition. States with approved plans may pass the federal funds through to state agencies or local communities as cost-share grants for acquiring coastal and estuarine areas that have significant conservation, recreation, ecological, historical, or aesthetic values. The draft Plan is available for review on the Coastal Management website at www.michigan.gov/deqcoastal. Comments can be submitted to Catherine Cunningham-Ballard at 517-335-3456 or Email at CUNNINGC@michigan.gov prior to December 28, 2007. 



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