Federal Consistency

The national Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) requires direct federal activities and development projects to be consistent with approved state coastal programs to the maximum extent practicable. Also, federally-permitted, licensed, or assisted activities occurring in, or affecting, the state’s coastal zone must be in agreement with the Hawaii CZM Program’s objectives and policies. Federal agencies cannot act without regard for, or in conflict with, state policies and related resource management programs that have been officially incorporated into state CZM programs (Code of Federal Regulations, 15 CFR 930).

Federal Consistency Forms

*Both forms are now fillable on Adobe Acrobat. Please complete forms, print using the “Print” button at the end of each form, sign and date appropriate lines and submit as indicated on instructions. Or, if you prefer, print the forms first and complete them manually.

2014 Hawaii’s CZM Routine Program Changes

2013 Hawaii’s CZM Routine Program Changes


Detailed information regarding filing requirements for a CZM federal consistency approval and applicable forms are available. Contact John Nakagawa at 808-587-2878 or jnakagaw@dbedt.hawaii.gov for more information.