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Enviro-Mich message from "Alexander J. Sagady" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Reply from MDEQ on coastal zone management plan...


>Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 16:54:48 -0500
>From: "Tracy Collin" <collint@michigan.gov>
>To: "Alexander J. Sagady" <ajs@sagady.com>
>Subject: Re: E-M:/ Michigan's coastal zone plan
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>The core document for the CZM program is the "State of Michigan Coastal
>Management Program and Final Environmental Impact Statement," which was
>finalized in 1978.  I believe the DEQ is looking at reviewing, renewing
>and updating this plan in the near future, although a working group to
>do so has not yet been formed.  When a review is completed, it will be
>an open process with a comment period.  
>
>The current CZM boundary is 1,000 feet from the shore.  The CELCP
>boundary is much larger, and includes all townships within all coastal
>counties, with the exception of those townships that are not lakeward of
>the coastal 8-digit USGS hydrologic cataloguing units and/or are not
>within Michigan*s coastal non-point source program management area. 
>(A list of townships not included in the CELCP boundary is in the
>plan.)
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>Tracy L. Collin
>Department of Environmental Quality
>Land and Water Management Division
>Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Ecologist
>
>Direct Phone:  517-241-4506
>Front Desk: 517-241-1515
>Fax: 517-373-6917
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>>>> "Alexander J. Sagady" <ajs@sagady.com> 11/26/2007 3:07 PM >>>
>At 02:49 PM 11/26/2007, Tracy Collin wrote:
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>>Hi Alex,
>>
>>Just to clarify, the plan posted on the DEQ website and referenced in
>today's calendar is not the Coastal Zone Management document that
>defines how Michigan administers the CZMA.
>
>Is that final CZMA plan done and finalized, or is it still in
>preparation?   
>
>If it is still in preparation, when is MDEQ predicting it will be in
>draft 
>form for public comment and submittal to NOAA..?
>
>I once saw a draft CZMA planning map that had a lot more land included,
>
>but the maps on the DEQ coastal web page show very narrow designations
>for the CELCP below....
>
>
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>> It is actually a plan for identifying the types of properties that
>would be eligible to receive matching funds under NOAA's Coastal and
>Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP).  You can find more about
>the CELCP program at
>http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/land/welcome.html.  
>>
>>We encourage anyone who is interested in coastal land protection to
>take a look at Michigan's Draft CELCP plan and to submit comments.  This
>plan will help Michigan take advantage of federal funding that is
>available for the preservation of our most important coastal resources.
>>
>>Tracy
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>>Tracy L. Collin
>>Department of Environmental Quality
>>Land and Water Management Division
>>Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Ecologist
>>
>>Direct Phone:  517-241-4506
>>Front Desk: 517-241-1515
>>Fax: 517-373-6917
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>>> "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com> 11/26/2007 2:00 PM
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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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