Text: H.R.543 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 543 IH
1st Session
 H. R. 543
To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 regarding activities directly
affecting the coastal zone.
January 19, 1989
Mr. PANETTA (for himself and Mr. IRELAND) introduced the following bill;
which was referred to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 regarding activities directly
affecting the coastal zone.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
  of America in Congress assembled, That section 307(c)(1) of the Coastal Zone
  Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1456(c)(1)) is amended to read as follows:
  `(c)(1)(A) Each Federal agency conducting or supporting an activity that
  directly affects the coastal zone shall conduct or support that activity
  in a manner which is fully consistent with the enforceable, mandatory
  policies of approved State management programs, unless--
  `(i) the conduct or support of the activity in that manner is prohibited
  by applicable Federal law; or
  `(ii) a circumstance arising after a management program (or an amendment
  thereto) is approved, and unforeseen at the time of such approval, presents
  a substantial obstacle to the achievement by the agency of full consistency
  in conducting or supporting the activity.
In the event that achievement by a Federal agency of full consistency is
prevented pursuant to clause (i) or (ii), the agency may deviate from full
consistency only to the extent justified by clause (i) or (ii).
  `(B) For purposes of subparagraph A, a Federal agency activity shall be
  treated as one that `directly affects the coastal zone' if the activity--
  `(i) is within the coastal zone, on Federal lands excluded from the coastal
  zone under section 304(1), landward of the coastal zone, or seaward of
  the coastal zone, including oil and gas and mineral lease sale activities
  on the Outer Continental Shelf and the sale, transfer or lease of other
  Federal lands; and
  `(ii) produces or may produce significant effects on any land or water
  use or natural resource of the coastal zone.'.