Welcome to the Official Homepage of the Division of Coastal Resources Management (DCRM)

Established on 11 February 1983 by Public Law 3-47 within the Office of the Governor, and reorganized under the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) under the Governor's Executive Order 2013-24.  The DCRM program was established in order to promote conservation and wise development around our coastal resources.

PERMIT FORMS AND PROCESSES

DCRM has permit forms available online for your convenience.  For specific questions about the permit forms and its processes, visit the pages in the "Programs" tab on the top of this page.  Hard copies are available at the BECQ-DCRM offices.

PUBLIC NOTICES

Notices of permit applications, DCRM Board meetings, proposed regulations and job opportunities are advertised for the purview of the public.  DCRM posts all public notices online and publishes paid advertisements in the newspaper.  For "Notices of Application", DCRM Board and public meetings and proposed program changes and regulations visit the "Public Notices" tab, and for job opportunities visit the "Get Involved-Employment" tab.  For Request for Proposals and Invitiations to Bid also visit the "Get Involved-RFP/ITB".

NOTICE: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) Division of Coastal Resource Management (DCRM) is currently updating regulations found in NMIAC 15-10.

Proposed changes are tracked in “track changes” and available online at: http://ow.ly/on8x305sbEy

A public meeting was held on November 16, 2016 at 5pm at BECQ on Saipan, to review substantive changes, answer questions, and solicit comments. A public meeting will be held on November 21, 2016, at 9am in the Mayor's Office on Rota. A public meeting for Tinian is being scheduled and will be noticed as soon as details have been confirmed. Comments on proposed changes can be submitted to the Division of Coastal Resource Management at erinderrington@becq.gov.mp or as hard copies to the Permit Section. 

Comments must be received by Janurary 12, 2017 in order for them to be incorporated into a final draft of updated revisions.  Another notice and comment period will be announced when final changes are proposed for adoption. We welcome your feedback and thank you for your consideration.

REPORT A VIOLATION

DCRM encourages all residents to report any environmental violation immediately.  You can contact us at (670) 588-2926, (670) 664-8300 or (670) 664-8500 or email our Chief Enforcement Officer with information on the violation.  Reports can be made at any time and can be done anonymously. You can also use the Reef Report App to report violations on your mobile device or computer: 

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN 2016

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) Division of Coastal Resource Management (DCRM) is currently updating regulations found in NMIAC 15-10. Proposed changes are tracked in “track changes” and available online at: http://ow.ly/on8x305sbEy

A public meeting will be held on December 1, 2016 at 3pm on Tinian, to review substantive changes, answer questions, and solicit comments. 

More events coming soon!

 

INTERACTIVE DCRM APC MAP 

Learn about permit and enforcement areas in Saipan.  Click here.