The Technical Report is a compendium of separate ocean resource briefings written by staff to the Task Force and includes chapters on the public trust doctrine in Massachusetts, a descriptive overview of traditional and emerging ocean uses, an overview of data trends and needs, a summary of state and federal regulatory authorities relating to ocean resources, and several appendices.
Coastal & Ocean Management Planning
The report summarizes ocean management initiatives in other states, current issues related to South Carolina's ocean resources, and recommends options that might be taken to develop an ocean management plan for South Carolina.
Recommends the development of a South Carolina Ocean Action Plan and a leasing program for submerged lands. Summarizes offshore wind energy activities in other states, and outlines the regulatory roadmap for offshore wind projects in South Carolina.
Additional requirements for Solicitation for Research Proposals (SRP) for Ecological Baseline Studies.
This Solicitation for Research Proposals (SRP) for ecological baseline studies was issued in response to April 2006 Blue Ribbon Panel report. Scope of work includes collection of data on the distribution, abundance, and migratory patterns of avian, marine mammal, sea turtle and other species over an 18-month period.
Volume 2 includes technical reports used in the preparation of the Ocean Special Area Management Plan (SAMP).
The Resolution committed the New England Governors' Conference (NEGC) to form a Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) to facilitate coordinated and collaborative regional ocean goals.
Request for commercial lease to 24 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lease blocks, encompassing 213.5 square miles (136,640 acres).
Overview of offshore wind energy developments in other states.
Overview of offshore wind activities in South Carolina, including the Palmetto Winds study, Winyah Bay project, Waites Island project, and Charleston County project.