The Guam Coastal Management Program (GCMP) is an expression of Territorial policy to guide the use, protection, and development of land and ocean resources within Guam’s coastal zone. The “coastal zone” of Guam includes all non-federal property within the Territory, including offshore islands and the submerged lands and waters extending seaward to a distance of three (3) nautical miles.
In accordance with the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (P.L.92-583), as amended (P.L. 94-370), the Bureau of Planning (BOP), as the lead agency of the GCMP, is responsible for conducting federal consistency review for the following:
Federal Agency Actions
Activities Requiring a Federal License or Permit
Federal Assistance to Local Governments
The review to establish consistency with GCMP policies as stated in E.O. 78-37, is conducted as specified in 15 CFR Part 930.
Consistency for Federal Assistance to State and Local Government: GCMP review of the activities is normally conducted through procedures established by Guam pursuant to Executive Order 12372 – intergovernmental review of federal programs, or through State clearinghouse procedures. P.L. 26-169.
FY2016 Federal Consistency Notices:
Federal Agency Coastal Zone Consistency Determination (CCD) For Realistic Urban Training Exercise (RUTEX) 16-1 Conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps (December 2015)
FY2015 Federal Consistency Notices:
May 2015 (pdf format)
February 2015 (pdf format)
January 2015 (pdf format)
Federal Consistency Application Status:
FEDCON Application Status (as of 2-20-2015)
Response to Relocation Plan
Procedures Guide for Achieving Federal Consistency with the Guam Coasts Management Program (pdf format) – A complete guide to Guam’s federal consistency requirements, including application forms and step-by-step guides.
15 CFR Part 930 (pdf format) – Coastal Zone Management Act Federal Consistency Regulations. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Final Rule (December 8, 2000).
15 CFR Part 930 (2007 Update)