§ 113A‑101.  Cooperative State‑local program.

This Article establishes a cooperative program of coastal area management between local and State governments. Local government shall have the initiative for planning. State government shall establish areas of environmental concern. With regard to planning, State government shall act primarily in a supportive standard‑setting and review capacity, except where local governments do not elect to exercise their initiative. Enforcement shall be a concurrent State‑local responsibility. (1973, c. 1284, s. 1; 1975, c. 452, s. 5; 1981, c. 932, s. 2.1.)