In order to keep the approved Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) current, it is necessary to periodically update the statutes which make up the program after legislative amendments have occurred. This routine program change submission seeks to update all statutes which make up the FCMP. This submission will incorporate all changes to the referenced statutes which were enacted during 2016, Analysis reveals that these changes will have no effect on the state’s ability to manage the state's coastal resources. In addition, after these changes the FCMP will continue to comply with Section 306 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.
Analysis and statute text changes are included in this submission. Staff has evaluated these changes pursuant to 15 CFR 923, Subpart H and concluded that the changes involved are not amendments. Therefore, the state is submitting these as a routine program change as required by 15 CFR 923.84.
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