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Federal Consistency (permit review)
'Federal Consistency' and the Coastal Management Program
 
The federal Coastal Zone Management Act provides DLCD with a unique regulatory authority to review various federal actions in or affecting the state's coastal zone for consistency with the Coastal Management Program. QUESTIONS?? See our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Consistency for more information about Oregon's federal consistency authority, including an explanation of requirements placed on federal agencies and federal permit applicants.

Local and State Permits
The Coastal Management Program staff at DLCD also participate in various local and state permit reviews for projects proposed in Oregon's coastal zone. In some cases, DLCD is reviewing a federal action concurrent with the local or state permits. But DLCD also reviews various local and state permits as a commenting agency only; i.e., the department participates as an interested party but does not make any regulatory decision.
 
For information about local permits, contact the applicable city or county planning department. Or you may want to review information about the responsibilities of local governments and their role in the OCMP by viewing our Citizen's Guide to the Oregon Coastal Management Program (pdf).
 
DLCD's participation in state permit reviews is based on the networking of other state agencies into the OCMP. For example, the Oregon Beach Bill, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and the Removal / Fill Law, administered by the Oregon Division of State Lands are formally incorporated as parts of the OCMP. This site is not intended to explain the permit programs of other state agencies, but see Program Coordination with Other State Agencies  for a table of links to web sites of other state agencies that have management responsibilities over ocean and coastal resources.