Grover Fugate Marine Spatial Planning For Ocean Resources
Marine Spatial Planning For Ocean Resources
Plan and Policies A plan and policies give context to decisions and places boundaries for utilization of areas, which leads to predictability for all in decision making.
Ocean SAMP Document Ecology of the Area Cultural and Historical Resources Fisheries Resources Recreation and Tourism Marine Transportation Marine Infrastructure Offshore Development Renewable Energy Future Uses Climate Change Policies of the Ocean SAMP
Areas of Particular Concern Areas of Particular Concern (APCs) have been designated in state waters through the Ocean SAMP process with the goal of protecting areas that have high conservation value, cultural and historic value, or human use value from Large‐Scale Offshore Development.
Areas Designated for Preservation Areas Designated for Preservation are designated in the Ocean SAMP area in state waters for the purpose of preserving them for their ecological value.6 Areas Designated for Preservation were identified by reviewing habitat and other ecological data and findings that have resulted from the Ocean SAMP process. Areas Designated for Preservation are afforded additional protection than Areas of Particular Concern because of scientific evidence indicating that Large‐Scale Offshore Development in these areas may result in significant habitat loss.
Current Status of OSAMP NOAA APROVED AS A STATE PLAN ADMENDMENT MAY 11,2011 NOAA APROVED GLD FOR FEDERAL CONSISTENCY SEPTEMBER 2011 FERC ADOPTION FOR RENEWABLE PERMITTING SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 BOEM INCLUSION INTO LEASE PROCESS AND EIS ‐ ONGOING FERC MOU‐ ONGOING 4 AMENDMENTS TO PLAN RESEARCH STUDIES‐ONGOING RESEARCH AGENDA‐ONGOING EXPANSION OF GLD ACTIVITES‐ONGOING REGULATORY MEETINGS OF FAB AND HAB ONGOING
Current Status of OSAMP Fishery Maps Fishery Mitigation Policy Design Guidelines Block Island Demonstration and Effects Study National Ocean Partnership Monitoring Guidelines Test Bed Feeding Into Regional Efforts
Advantages of OSAMP. A Set Of Policies For Each Area Of The Plan Protection Of Existing Uses And Sensitive Resources Or Unsuitable Areas Informational Requirements For Major Ocean Developments And Development Standards For Those Uses Continued Stakeholder Representation Through FAB and HAB Public Review Every 2 Years and Mandatory Review Every 5 years. Expansion Of Blanket Coverage Federal Consistency Though GLD Potential payback already of 4 times the cost
Nesting NEPA inside of MSP can speeddecision making, enhance decisions, andmake the system more predictable.