205A-3 Lead agency. The lead agency shall:

(1) Receive, disburse, use, expend, and account for all funds that are made available by the United States and the State for the coastal zone management program;

(2) Provide support and assistance in the administration of the coastal zone management program;

(3) Review federal programs, federal permits, federal licenses, and federal development proposals for consistency with the coastal zone management program;

(4) Consult with the counties and the public in preparing guidelines to further specify and clarify the objectives and policies of this chapter to be submitted twenty days prior to the convening of any regular session of the legislature for review, modification, or enactment by the legislature;

(5) Conduct a continuing review of the administration of the coastal zone management program and of the compliance of state and county agencies with the objectives and policies of this chapter;

(6) Facilitate public participation in the coastal zone management program, including the maintenance of a public advisory body to identify coastal management problems and to provide policy advice and assistance to the lead agency;

(7) Prepare and periodically update a plan for use of coastal zone management funds to resolve coastal problems and issues that are not adequately addressed by existing laws and rules;

(8) Advocate agency compliance with chapter 205A;

(9) Monitor the coastal zone management-related enforcement activities of the state and county agencies responsible for the administration of the objectives and policies of this chapter;

(10) Prepare an annual report to the governor and the legislature which shall include recommendations for enactment of any legislation necessary to require any agency to comply with the objectives and policies of this chapter and any guidelines enacted by the legislature; and

(11) Coordinate the implementation of the ocean resources management plan. [L 1977, c 188, pt of 3; am L 1979, c 200, 2; am L 1989, c 356, 5; am L 1993, c 258, 2; am L 1995, c 104, 6; am L 2001, c 169, 4]

 

 

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