- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
- Chapter 40. The Alaska Coastal Management Program
- Section 60. Review and Approval By the Department.
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. Submission of District Plans By Coastal Resource Districts.
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. Requirements For Department Review and Approval.
AS 46.40.060. Review and Approval By the Department.
- (a) If, upon submission of a district coastal management plan for approval, the department finds that the plan meets the
provisions of this chapter and the statewide standards and district plan criteria adopted by the department and does
not arbitrarily or unreasonably restrict or exclude uses of state concern, the department may approve the district
coastal management plan, or may approve portions of the district plan that meet those requirements.
- (b) If the department finds that a district coastal management plan is not approvable or is approvable only in part under
(a) of this section, it shall direct that deficiencies in the plan submitted by the coastal resource district be
mediated. In mediating the deficiencies, the department may call for one or more public hearings in the district. The
department shall meet with officials of the coastal resource district in order to resolve differences.
- (c) If, after mediation, the differences have not been resolved, the department shall enter findings and, by order, may
- (1) that the district coastal management plan be amended to satisfy the provisions of this chapter or meet the statewide
standards and district plan criteria adopted by the department;
- (2) that the district coastal management plan be revised to accommodate a use of state concern; or
- (3) any other action be taken by the coastal resource district as appropriate.
- (d) The superior courts of the state have jurisdiction to enforce orders of the department entered under (c) of this
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