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Federal Consistency and Program Change Policy Decisions and Guidance

This page provides policy and guidance documents and statements issued by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management related to federal consistency and program changes. Some of the documents are memoranda or letters and links to statements issued by the office in response to questions and issues.

See for the program change rulemaking final rule, 84 FR 38118-38135 (August 6, 2019), and the new Program Change Website.

State Beneficial Use Policies for Dredging Projects that Would Require the Project Proponent to Obtain Alternative Sources of Material (December 18, 2003)

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP) Grants and Federal Consistency

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