Local Coastal Program (Louisiana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
The Local Coastal Programs Section provides technical assistance, guidance, and management to parishes in the development, approval, and implementation of local coastal programs (LCP). Once an LCP has received federal and state approval, the parish becomes the permitting authority for coastal uses of local concern defined as "those uses which directly and significantly affect coastal waters and are in need of coastal management but are not uses of state concern and which should be regulated primarily at the local level if the local government has an approved program"
To date, ten coastal parishes: Calcasieu, Cameron, Lafourche, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. James, St. Tammany and Terrebonne have approved, active LCPs. Two more are in development, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist.
|Department||Louisiana Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Office of Coastal Management|
|Address||PO Box 94396|
|Place||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1|| 1978 Louisiana State and Local Coastal Resources Management Act, La. RS. 49:214.21