Coastal Management (Louisiana)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Louisiana

Applies to States or Provinces Louisiana
Name Coastal Management (Louisiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Coastal Use Permit (CUP) process is part of the Louisiana Coastal Resources Program (LCRP), which is an effort among Louisiana citizens, as well as state, federal and local advisory and regulatory agencies to preserve, restore, and enhance Louisiana's valuable coastal resources. The purpose of the Coastal Use Permit process is to make certain that any activity affecting the Coastal Zone, such as a project that involves either dredging or filling, is performed in accordance with guidelines established in the LCRP. The guidelines are designed so that development in the Coastal Zone can be accomplished with the greatest benefit and the least amount of damage. Any project that may impact coastal waters through dredging, filling, water control structures, bulkheads, oil and gas facilities, marina, or residential development require a permit.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Karl Morgan
Department Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Division Office of Coastal Management - Permits and Mitigation Division
Address PO Box 94396

Phone (225) 342-6470