Coastal Permitting Information
Regulations Division 8
Beach Monitoring Information
Final NCA Report to EPA
Alabama's Coastal Marinas and Watersheds
Alabama Coastal Area Management Program Coastal Area Boundary
Dark Gray - Mobile Area
Light Gray - Baldwin Area
Dotted Area - Coastal Area
Alabama's Coastal Area Management Program (ACAMP) was approved and has been in effect since 1979. The program regulates various activities on coastal lands and waters seaward of the continuous 10-foot contour in Baldwin and Mobile Counties of Alabama.
Implementation of the ACAMP is shared by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Coastal Section
and the ADEM Coastal Section. ALDCNR-Coastal Section is responsible for planning activities while the ADEM Coastal Section is responsible for permitting, monitoring and enforcement activities, as detailed in the ADEM Division 8 Coastal Programs Rules (ADEM Admin. Code R 335-8).
Other ADEM responsibilities and activities in the coastal area include:
- Development and implementation of the Alabama Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program.
- Conducting the Coastal Watershed Survey Program.
- Coastal Zone Management Consistency Review of federally regulated activities, federal projects, federal permits and federal assistance to local communities in the coastal area.
- Conducting studies and projects related to coastal resource management and concerns.
- Providing assistance to local governments relative to coastal resource management issues through funding and technical assistance.
- Review of State Agency permits.
Implementation of the Alabama Coastal Zone Management Program is shared by ADEM and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). ADEM is responsible for the permitting, monitoring, and enforcement activities associated with the Coastal Area Management Plan and the regulations set forth in ADEM Administrative Code R.335-8
These responsibilities include the review and permitting for the following projects when they occur within the Coastal Area: beach and dune construction projects, developments and subdivision of properties greater than five (5) acres in size, dredging and filling of state water bottoms and wetlands, the drilling and operation of groundwater wells with a capacity of 50 gpm or greater, the siting of energy facilities, and other various activities which may have an impact on coastal resources. ADEM also reviews federal projects and activities, such as navigation development and maintenance and oil and gas development on the outer continental shelf, for consistency with the State's Coastal Management Program. The Coastal Program also funds or conducts studies and projects related to coastal area concerns and issues. Studies of historical erosion trends along the Gulf front beaches and of the possible effects that human activities, such as the maintenance of the Mobile Ship Channel, may be having on coastal erosion are examples of work funded by the Department.
Attn: Coastal Program
4171 Commanders Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36615-1421
Telephone Number : (251) 432-6533
Fax Number: (251) 432-6598