This serves as notification from the State of Georgia Coastal Management Program (GCMP), in accordance with 16 U.S.C. §1456 and 15 C.F.R. 930.41, of receipt of federal consistency determination by the National Park Service that the Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitor Use Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (November 2022) is consistent with the enforceable policies of the GCMP. The Plan aims to balance visitor use opportunities and resource protection, including but not limited to enhanced visitor recreational opportunities for camping in designated areas, hiking along an extended trail network, visiting the Plum Orchard district, and utilizing on-island commercial services. Mitigation measures and best management practices have been proposed.
The GCMP is reviewing the information provided to ensure the proposed activities are consistent with Georgia’s enforceable environmental policies. The enforceable policies can be viewed on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ website at https://coastalgadnr.org/sites/default/files/crd/MarshandShore/Regulations/EnforceablePolicies.pdf
A list of Program changes to the GCMP that affect current enforceable policies is available on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s (NOAA) website at https://coast.noaa.gov/czmprogramchange/#/public/home (click on Filter by Program and then select Georgia). The Visitor Use Management Plan can be viewed or downloaded from the National Park Service’s website at https://www.nps.gov/cuis/learn/management/visitor-use-management-plan.htm. The consistency determination is contained in the Visitor Use Management Plan at Appendix I.
Comments specific to GCMP’s enforceable policies regarding this Plan should be submitted in writing to Kelie Moore, Department of Natural Resources, One Conservation Way, Brunswick, Georgia 31520 or firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by the close of business (4:30 p.m.) April 21, 2023.