REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR'S COMMITTEE ON THE COASTAL ZONE

A TECHNICAL COMMITTEE WAS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR OF RHODE ISLAND TO DRAFT FUTURE MANAGEMENT POLICIES FOR NARRAGANSETT BAY. GOVERNMENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE COASTAL ZONE WAS INVENTORIED. THE VARIOUS LAND AND WATER ACTIVITIES AND RELATED PROBLEMS AND CONFLICTS ARE DISCUSSED. THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS: (1) THAT THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND MAKE A DECLARATION REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF ITS COASTAL ZONE AND THE INTENTION OF THE STATE TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROPER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF THIS RESOURCE, (2) THAT THE MANAGEMENT MECHANISM BE A COASTAL ZONE COUNCIL CREATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, (3) THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND BE DESIGNATED AS THE STATE'S COASTAL ZONE LABORATORY, WITH PRIMARY RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITY, (4) THAT THE COASTAL ZONE COUNCIL IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO PREPARE A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE COASTAL ZONE, (5) THAT THE COUNCIL IDENTIFY AND IF NECESSARY, INITIATE THE ACTIONS NEEDED TO CLARIFY THE STATE'S LEGAL JURISDICTION IN THE COASTAL ZONE, (6) THAT THE COUNCIL REVIEW STATUTES RELATING TO THE COASTAL ZONE AND RECOMMEND NECESSARY CHANGES, (7) THAT THE COUNCIL REVIEW EXISTING PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS RELATING TO THE COASTAL ZONE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THEIR FUTURE DIRECTION, (8) THAT THE COUNCIL DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN AN INVENTORY OF COASTAL ZONE RESOURCES, AND (9) THAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AMEND THE GENERAL LAWS REGARDING THE STATE'S SEAYARD BOUNDARY, SO AS TO EXTEND THE STATE'S JURISDICTION TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER EXISTING STATUTES, TREATIES, AND CONVENTIONS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp Viii & 119, 17 FIG, 4 TAB, 5 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ri Statewide Planning Program

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  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00201871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1970 12:00AM