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The central issue is whether off-coast survey (OCS) activities by the Department of the Interior are subject to consistency determinations. The recent extensive off-shore tracts opened for lease by the Secretary of the Interior serve to highlight the conflict between the federal government and affected states. com) Copyright © 2004 The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. Any use is subject to the Terms of Use as given at the website. Environmental Laws and Regulations Environmental Laws and Regulations 49 ing the outcome of litigation involving OCS activities before attempting a further definition of “directly affecting,” although at the appeals court level, the court ruled in favor of including a specific lease in the consistency determination process.

The major accomplishment has been the publication of a list of protected sites on the National Register and the provision of funds to restore and maintain those sites for future generations. Many new projects in urban areas proposed to be located in a historic district may be opposed by the community on the grounds of their adverse effects in terms of character, scale, or style of the historic district. C. ) This act establishes the Wild and Scenic River System. It protects rivers designated for their wild and scenic values from activities which may adversely affect those values.

Any use is subject to the Terms of Use as given at the website. Environmental Laws and Regulations 48 Chapter Two agency activities within a coastal zone must be consistent “to the maximum extent practicable” with the program. Key provisions. Federal agencies must assess whether their activities will directly affect the coastal zone of a state having an approved program. The 1980 amendments included, as part of coastal areas, wetlands, flood plains, estuaries, beaches, dunes, barrier islands, coral reefs, and fish and wildlife and their habitats.

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