Advocacy for the Clean Chesapeake Agenda

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Coordination

Coordination is the term Congress has prescribed for a process through which Federal agencies and State agencies implementing Federal programs are ordered to work with local governments. Even though the Federal statutory and regulatory mandate is that the implementing agencies shall coordinate, they do not voluntarily comply. Compliance occurs only when it is insisted upon by local governments. Coordination is a mediation process. The Agencies referenced below are the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Counties Demand Coordination re Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay

Carroll County Demands Coordination
Carroll County Commissioners demand coordination from Federal and State agencies regarding oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition, 23 October 2014

Carroll County Joins Sister Clean Chesapeake Coalition Counties, Dorchester and Kent, in Coordination Request
Carroll County Press Release, 23 October 2014

Caroline County Demands Coordination
Caroline County Commissioners demand coordination from Federal and State agencies regarding oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition, 21 October 2014

Kent County Demands Coordination
Kent County Commissioners demand coordination from Federal and State agencies regarding oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.
Clean Chesapeake Coalition, 23 September 2014

Dorchester County Demands Coordination
Dated September 16, 2014. Dorchester County Council demands coordination from Federal and State agencies regarding oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.

 

Agencies Respond to Request for Coordination

Agencies' Response to Caroline County Commissioners
23 December 2014

Agencies' Response to Carroll County Commissioners
23 December 2014

Agencies' Response to Kent and Dorchester Counties Oyster Coordination Letter
MDNR, NOAA, USACE and USFWS, 23 October 2014

 

Press Response to Coordination

CBF Questions Dorchester Demand for Coordination
Dorchester Star, 30 January 2014

Dorchester Seeks Protection for Farmers, Homeowners
Dorchester Star, 15 January 2014

Commissioners Pass Clean Water Policy to Help Rain Tax Negotiations
The Frederick News-Post, 10 January 2014

Dorchester Council to Challenge EPA Plan
Dorchester Star, 19 December 2013

 

Coordination Resolutions

Frederick County Board of County Commissioners Clean Water Policy
Approved and adopted on January 9, 2014.

Dorchester County Council Coordination Resolution
Passed unanimously on January 7, 2014.

Kent County Commissioners Coordination Resolution
Passed unanimously on January 7, 2014.

 

Coordination Presentations

Clean Chesapeake Coalition Coordination Implementation
December 17, 2013. Presented to Kent County Commissioners and Dorchester County Council.

Clean Chesapeake Coalition Coordination 101
October 16-17, 2013
Prepared By: Jefferson L. Blomquist, in cooperation with Fred Kelly Grant