All work within the Coastal Zone should be consistent with applicable regulations and guidance documents,
Air Force-Specific Guidance – Tyndall AFB’s INRMP guides natural resource
management at the base and is developed in conjunction with the installation’s many stakeholders. INRMPs
assist installation commanders with natural resource conservation and rehabilitation, consistent with base use
that ensures Armed Forces readiness. INRMP actions include wetland restoration, longleaf pine forest
restoration, and specific action related to managing federal- and state-listed species and their habitats.
This may limit the type, location, and timing of activities that are allowed in certain locations.
Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP). The FCMP (2017 Guide), implements
the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA
1972) to protect Florida’s coastal resources. The FCMP restricts development activities to
minimize vulnerability to coastal erosion and sea level rise, and to protect coastal ecosystems, recreation,
and public access, along with other coastal zone resources.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (1969).
A NEPA analysis was implemented consistent with Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR) Parts 1500-1508 and the Air Force Environmental Impact Analysis Process Regulations (32 CFR Part
989). NEPA is used to evaluate the potential effects of projects and programs and prevent or eliminate damage
to the environment. A NEPA analysis includes consideration of biological resources (such as state and
federally listed species, Migratory Bird Treaty Act species, and wetlands), water quality, geology, cultural
resources, environmental justice, and land-use, amongst other resources.
Endangered Species Act (ESA) (1973). ESA
provides guidance to protect and recover imperiled species and their habitats.
Wetlands and Waters
- Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (1972)
regulates pollution discharges into waters of the U.S. and quality standards for surface waters
- Section 10 of Rivers and Harbors Act (1899)
prohibits obstructions to navigable waters of the U.S.
- Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (1966) requires federal agencies to
identify and assess the effects its actions may have on historic buildings
- Executive Order (EO) 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (2000)
establishes regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials regarding federal
policies that have tribal implications, strengthen relationships with Indian tribes, and reduce unfunded
mandates upon Indian tribes