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Office of Coastal Management



Keith Lovell
Assistant Secretary

Hotline: 800-267-4019
Phone: 225-342-7591
Fax: 225-342-9439



About US

The Office of Coastal Management is responsible for the maintenance and protection of the state's coastal wetlands. The main function of the Office of Coastal Management is the regulation of uses in the Louisiana coastal zone, especially those which have a direct and significant impact on coastal waters. It is the goal of the Office of Coastal Management to protect, develop, and restore or enhance the resources of the state's coastal zone. Find out more About Us.

Topics of Interest

Army Corps okays plan to improve False River water quality (5/29/2014)
Coast-it Note (5/29/2014)
Office of Coastal Management assisted the NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and Coastal Service Centers in hosting the 2014 Gulf Coastal Management & National Estuarine Research Reserve Workshop in February 2014. Click here to view presentations from the workshop and other useful information and additional resources.

New Mitigation Letters Now Available - Click Here for More Info - 03/13/2014

Amendments to LAC 43:I.724 Rules and Procedures for Mitigation have been compiled as of January 20, 2014 and can be accessed through the online publication of the Louisiana Administrative Code at : (pages 32-43)

Presentations from Interagency Regulatory Meeting


Louisiana Administrative Code for Title 43, Natural Resources
Beneficial Use of Dredged Material

Beneficial Use Regulations

Concrete Mats

Coastal User's Guide - Updated 2014

Cheniers & Natural Ridges Study

"Best Management Practices for Clean Marinas"

OCM News and Events Archives

Permits/Mitigation Division
Karl Morgan, Administrator

Applying for a Coastal Use Permit

Online Joint Permit Application


CoastIt Notes

View Public Notices

Louisiana Coastal Wetlands Conservation Plan

Interagency Affairs & Field Services Division
Donald Haydel, Administrator

Field Services

Federal Consistency

Local Coastal Programs

Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control

Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program (CELCP)

Oil Spill Section

Fisherman's Gear Compensation Fund

Coastal Community Resiliency

Additional OCM Topics

Atchafalaya Basin Program

False River Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Contact Information

Louisiana Coastal Facts

Louisiana Fuel Team and Playbook