Federal Consistency Determinations Submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program

Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

Published: April 2, 2023
Comments Due: April 22, 2023
Documents for Review

Federal Consistency Determinations have been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for the following:

NOAA Proposed Rule to Prohibit Retention of Oceanic Whitetip and Hammerhead Sharks (2023.0037)

The National Marine Fisheries Service is proposing new rulemaking to prohibit the commercial and recreational retention of oceanic whitetip sharks in U.S. waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, and all hammerhead sharks in the large coastal sharks complex in the U.S. waters of the Caribbean Sea. The proposed activity is subject to review for consistency under the policies of the DCMP.

Oakwood Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction (2023.0039)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposes to conduct periodic nourishment at Oakwood Beach in Elsinboro Township, New Jersey for the purpose of hurricane and storm damage reduction over a period of 50 years, with nourishment occurring approximately every eight years. For the first nourishment event, USACE proposes to obtain up to 55,000 cubic yards of clean sand from a certified quarry and transport the material to the site by truck. Sand would be placed at four areas of concern over approximately 3.9 acres of intertidal/subtidal habitat in Delaware territorial waters. Future nourishment activities may either truck in quarry sand or beneficially reuse materials from the hydraulic dredging of Reedy Island Range within the Delaware River main channel. The proposed activity is subject to review for consistency under the policies of the DCMP.

Comments concerning these Federal Consistency Determination will be accepted for 20 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.