50-day coastal consistency review
Once your application is received by the review coordinating agency and determined
to be complete, the coordinating agency initiates the required public notices.
The consistency review starts once all public notices have been issued. The coordinating
agency issues a deadline for reviewer and public comments and circulates your
application packet to review participants. The coordinating agency tracks the
project during the review and makes sure all interested parties take the opportunity
to participate within the designated time frames. The review coordinating agency
will notify you of your review's start date, review number, review schedule,
and any other pertinent information. With a few exceptions, the state must complete
the consistency review of your project 50 days after the start date.
Do all consistency reviews last 50 days?
Although most projects require a 50-day review, the actual time frame may be
shortened or extended under certain circumstances. Alternatives to 50-day consistency
reviews are identified below:
- The consistency review of your project may be expedited if your project is
a routine activity identified in the ABC List. For more information, refer to
Does my project qualify for expedited review? in Step 2.
- The 50-day review schedule for your project may be extended for specific
reasons. For more information, refer to Extensions to the review schedule
- If all necessary permits for your project are legally required to be issued
within 30 days, the consistency review can be completed within a 30-day
time frame as provided in 6 AAC 50.110 (a).
- Federal activities (projects conducted by or for a federal agency) may
require a different review schedule. However, this booklet is not designed
to address specific review or consistency requirements for federal activities.
Contact DCOM for more information at (907) 465-8794.
Who reviews the project?
The participants in the coastal consistency review process include:
(1) you, the applicant; (2) state resource agencies and the Division of Coastal and Ocean Management; (3) the affected coastal
district; (4) other interested members of the public; and (5)
Extensions to the review schedule
The review schedule may be extended for certain reasons as provided
in 6 AAC 50.110(b). For example, after demonstrating a need for
an extension, reviewers may request an extension:
- For you to provide additional information on your project
that is needed for their analysis. The project review may
be stopped within specified deadlines until that information
is received. Within 7 days of receipt of the additional information,
you will be notified of its adequacy.
- To perform a field review within a 10-day limit.
- To coordinate with DNR's process for disposals of interest
in state land or resources.
- For a public hearing held as part of the consistency