Alaska Statutes.
Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
Chapter 40. The Alaska Coastal Management Program
Section 70. Requirements For Department Review and Approval.
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AS 46.40.070. Requirements For Department Review and Approval.

(a) The department shall approve a district coastal management plan submitted for review and approval if

(1) the district coastal management plan meets the requirements of this chapter and the statewide standards and district plan criteria adopted by the department; and

(2) the enforceable policies of the district coastal management plan

(A) are clear and concise as to the activities and persons affected by the policies, and the requirements of the policies;

(B) use precise, prescriptive, and enforceable language; and

(C) do not address a matter regulated or authorized by state or federal law unless the enforceable policies relate specifically to a matter of local concern; for purposes of this subparagraph, "matter of local concern" means a specific coastal use or resource within a defined portion of the district's coastal zone, that is

(i) demonstrated as sensitive to development;

(ii) not adequately addressed by state or federal law; and

(iii) of unique concern to the coastal resource district as demonstrated by local usage or scientific evidence.

(b) A decision by the department under this section shall be given within 90 days after submission of the district coastal management plan to the department.

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