What happens after reviewers submit comments?
After receiving comments from participants during the review process, the coordinating
agency tries to resolve any issues that were raised. The coordinating agency
then develops a proposed consistency determination. The proposed determination
is discussed with you, state resource agencies, and the affected coastal district
What are stipulations?
The proposed consistency determination may include stipulations that modify your
project and are necessary to bring it into compliance with the ACMP. These stipulations,
or conditions of approval, are attached to permits issued for the project. Applicants
and reviewers may discuss, or negotiate, the stipulations that will be included
in the final determination.
What happens if I don't concur with the proposed consistency determination?
If concurrence cannot be reached by the review deadline, an elevation and/or
petition can be requested by you or certain review participants. Please note
that the instances of elevation are low. In fact, our statistics show that less
than one percent of proposed consistency determinations receive requests for
elevation or petition. For a brief explanation of these processes, refer to Elevations,
Appeals, and Petitions after Step 5. DCOM can provide you with more information
than is presented here in the unlikely event that this becomes an issue for your