Welcome to the Official Homepage of the Division of Coastal Resources Management (DCRM)
Established on 11 February 1983 by Public Law 3-47 within the Office of the Governor, and reorganized under the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) under the Governor's Executive Order 2013-24. The DCRM program was established in order to promote conservation and wise development around our coastal resources.
PERMIT FORMS AND PROCESSES
DCRM has permit forms available online for your convenience. For specific questions about the permit forms and its processes, visit the pages in the "Programs" tab on the top of this page. Hard copies are available at the BECQ-DCRM offices.
Notices of permit applications, DCRM Board meetings, proposed regulations and job opportunities are advertised for the purview of the public. DCRM posts all public notices online and publishes paid advertisements in the newspaper. For "Notices of Application", DCRM Board and public meetings and proposed program changes and regulations visit the "Public Notices" tab, and for job opportunities visit the "Get Involved-Employment" tab. For Request for Proposals and Invitiations to Bid also visit the "Get Involved-RFP/ITB".
NOTICE: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
NOTICE: The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) Division of Coastal Resource Management (DCRM) is currently updating regulations found in NMIAC 15-10.
A document reflecting all proposed changes are tracked in “track changes” and available online at: http://ow.ly/cNNa30bKPVu
Changes proposed since the last revision are available at: http://ow.ly/jQot30bKQ1Z
Comments on proposed changes can be submitted to the Division of Coastal Resource Management at email@example.com or as hard copies to the Permitting Section.
Draft policies to support regulation implementation are also available for review as follows:
- 2017 Draft Application of the Mitigation Hierarchy - http://ow.ly/DByw30bKUvs
- 2017 Draft - Wetland Buffers in CNMI - http://ow.ly/BhGj30bKXx3
- 2017 Draft - Wetland Delineation Report Content Guidance - http://ow.ly/o9ma30bKXAO
Public meetings will be scheduled on Saipan on June 21, on Tinian, June 22, and on Rota, June 23. Times and locations are posted in "upcoming events" below, and have been noticed in the Saipan Tribune and Marianas Variety. These meetings will aim to support review substantive changes, answer questions, and solicit comments. Presentations to stakeholder groups may also be scheduled upon request.
Comments must be received by June 30, 2017 in order for them to be incorporated into a final draft of updated revisions. A final notice and comment period will be announced when final changes are proposed for adoption. We welcome your feedback and thank you for your consideration.
REPORT A VIOLATION
DCRM encourages all residents to report any environmental violation immediately. You can contact us at (670) 588-2926, (670) 664-8300 or (670) 664-8500 or email our Chief Enforcement Officer with information on the violation. Reports can be made at any time and can be done anonymously. You can also use the Reef Report App to report violations on your mobile device or computer:
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UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2017
Public hearings on proposed DCRM regulation changes are scheduled for the following days, times, and locations:
- June 21, 2017, 4:30pm in the BECQ 2nd Floor Conference Room
- June 22, 2017, 4:30pm in the Tinian Mayor's Office
- June 23, 2017, 4:30pm in the Rota Courthouse
More events coming soon!
INTERACTIVE DCRM APC MAP
Learn about permit and enforcement areas in Saipan. Click here.