Local Coastal Program (Louisiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Louisiana
Applies to Municipality Calcasieu, Cameron, Lafourche, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. James, St. Tammany, Terrebonne, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist


Name Orleans Local Coastal Program (Louisiana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=111

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://data.dnr.la.gov/lcp/lcphandbook/lcphandbook.pdf


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.

Policy Contact

Department Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Division Office of Coastal Management
Address PO Box 94396

Place Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 70804-9396
Phone 225-342-3394

Website http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=111

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