Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Program - Management Procedures
|Title||650||Coastal Resources Management Council|
|Part||1||Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Program - Management Procedures|
|Type of Filing||Amendment|
|Regulation Status||Inactive View Active Rule|
|Effective||03/06/2016 to 03/06/2016|
Regulation Authority :
RIGL 46-23 et seq.
Purpose and Reason :
The purpose of the proposed regulation change to Section 5.9 Presentation of Expert and Lay Testimony of the CRMC Management Procedures is to codify and provide due notice to applicants and other parties that the introduction of new evidence, reports or data at a Council or subcommittee hearing may result in the rescheduling of the hearing. The proposed rule change will incentivize applicants to provide all pertinent evidence, reports or data to the Council or subcommittee prior to the hearing so that the Council or subcommittee can efficiently hear and process pending applications in a timely manner. The introduction of new materials by the applicant at a hearing only causes delays for the applicant, and sometimes objections from other parties, which unnecessarily lengthens the time to issue a final decision. The Council adopted the amendment without modification at public hearing of February 9, 2016.