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Ocean Program Elements: Coastal Planning Goals
Statewide Planning Goal 19, Ocean Resources (pdf)
This goal was updated in late 2000 by the Land Conservation and Development Commission. Since 1977 this goal has guided Oregon's policy and management of ocean resources. This is probably the most important "applicable element" of the OCMP referred to in the law.
Statewide Planning Goal 16, Estuarine Resources (pdf)
Estuaries are a unique part of the marine environment. They are important habitats for many marine creatures, such as Dungeness crab and English sole, and provide an essential transition zone for salmonids moving between the freshwater of coastal rivers and the saltwater of the ocean. Human uses or actions in the ocean can affect estuaries. Human uses or actions in estuaries can affect the ocean. Revisions to Goal 19, Ocean Resources, adopted in 2000 specifically refer to this ocean-estuary linkage. Thus, the Estuarine Resources Goal is an "applicable element" of the OCMP for ocean resources.
Statewide Planning Goal 17, Coastal Shorelands (pdf)
Coastal shorelands around estuaries, along rivers, and the ocean shore are important environments that can affect ocean resources, through such actions as-based pollution or shoreline modification, or be affected by the ocean through such phenomena as tsunamis, storm events, or littoral cell sediment processes. Situations could therefore arise in which Goal 17 would become an "applicable element" of the OCMP for ocean resources management.

Statewide Planning Goal 18, Beaches and Dunes (pdf)
Beaches and dunes are physical environments at the very edge of the sea that are built from the sediments of nearshore ocean processes. These environments are highly dynamic as sand and gravel are moved by wind, waves, and currents. The serve as buffers between ocean processes and the land. Beaches and dunes provide the public with recreation opportunities.
State statutes and state agency programs that relate to ocean resources are often extensions of programs or statutes that also cover the terrestrial portion of the coastal zone. A description of most of these is provided in Part 1 of the Territorial Sea Plan.