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Next Review Date: None
Last Review Cycle: 2010-2011 Review Cycle - 82nd Legislative Session
Final Results of Last Sunset Review
The Coastal Coordination Council (Council) is a 12-member interagency board that administers Texas’ federally approved Coastal Management Program (CMP). The Council’s mission is to coordinate Texas’ approach to managing its coastal resources and responding to coastal issues. The Council is housed within and staffed by the General Land Office (GLO). The Council awards about $2.5 million per year in federal coastal management grant funds to local entities for coastal improvement projects; reviews state and federal agency decisions that affect the Texas coast to ensure they are consistent with the State’s CMP; and provides information and assistance regarding permits in the coastal region.
In Senate Bill 656, the Legislature adopted all of the Sunset Commission’s recommendations regarding the Council, including abolishing the Council and transferring its functions to GLO, and added other statutory provisions. A list of the bill’s major provisions follows.
- Abolish the Coastal Coordination Council and transfer its functions to the General Land Office.
- Ensure the current Council-member agencies and citizen members continue to have input into the state and federal consistency review processes.
- Remove unnecessary statutory language detailing the federal consistency review process.
- Require the Attorney General rather than the Land Commissioner to review consistency determinations made by GLO, the Land Commissioner, or the School Land Board.