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NOAA_OCRM_Gudiance_on_TSP_Spatial_Planning_Process_031912.pdf

The following comments are meant to provide guidance on what NOAA/OCRM would and would not be able to approve as part of a final plan on siting and managing offshore renewable energy in Oregon’s state waters. These comments are consistent with the guidance NOAA/OCRM has provided other state programs, and represent requirements NOAA/OCRM must adhere to under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) and Federal Consistency Regulations when reviewing plans and enforceable policies to be approved as part of a state’s federally-approved coastal management program under the CZMA . In many cases, NOAA/OCRM will not be able to make a final determination until we can see specific maps, policies, standards, conditions, etc., but intend for this guidance to assist the state in its deliberations and efforts to develop its final plan for Part Five of the Territorial Sea Plan.