Friday, April 9, 2021

DEP: Draft Strategy For PA’s Coastal Resources Management Available For Public Comment

The Department of Environmental Protection published a notice inviting comments on a
draft Assessment and Strategy for Coastal Resources Management(formal notice)

Pennsylvania has two coastal areas that are part of this program-- the 112-mile Delaware Estuary in Bucks, Delaware and Philadelphia counties; and the 77- mile shoreline along Lake Erie in Erie County.

The draft assessment and strategy is part of a voluntary coastal zone enhancement grants program that encourages states and territories to develop program changes in one or more of the following nine coastal enhancement areas: coastal wetlands; coastal hazards; public access; marine debris; cumulative and secondary impacts; special area management planning; ocean/Great Lakes resources; energy and government facility siting and activities; and aquaculture.

Click Here for a copy of the draft Assessment and Strategy.

Comments are due to DEP by May 10.  Questions should be directed to Kevin Hess, Water Program Specialist, at  or call 717-783-9491.

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information.

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[Posted: April 9, 2021] 
PA Environment Digest

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