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Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Federal Consistency Review in Washington

  • Thursday, February 08, 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual - Zoom
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The Department of Ecology (Ecology) will be hosting a webinar on “Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Federal Consistency Review in Washington” on February 8, 2023 from 9:30 – 11am. This webinar will be for all audiences (governments, Tribes, the general public, potential applicants, etc.) and will be hosted by the Coastal Training Program.

Federal actions with coastal effects to any resource or use of our state’s coastal zone are subject to federal consistency review, and therefore must be consistent with Washington’s Coastal Zone Management Program. This training will focus on providing a baseline understanding of what is required for federal consistency to be triggered, how federal consistency reviews are conducted under the Coastal Zone Management Act, and how Washington specifically implements federal consistency within our own coastal program. Federal consistency review includes a public participation process and cooperative and communicative relationships between the state and federal agencies, and between the state and coastal tribes.

Ecology also hosted an in-person NOAA Federal Consistency Training on Nov 30th and an internal Ecology CZM Federal Consistency Training on Dec 11th. If you were able to attend one or both of these trainings, you may choose to opt out – however, we encourage you to join for a refresher.

Please reach out to Sara Brostrom ( if you require an accommodation for this training (audio, visual, mobility, or other). 


Erin Hanlon Brown is a senior environmental specialist at the Washington Department of Ecology in the Aquatic Permitting & Protection Section. Erin has been with Ecology for nine years with the primary focus of her work on policy and procedures for Coastal Zone Management Act federal consistency and Section 401 water quality certification. Erin holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington and a dual Master’s in Environmental Studies and Public Administration from the Evergreen State College.

Teressa Pucylowski is the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Federal Consistency Manager at the Washington Department of Ecology in the Aquatic Permitting & Protection Section. Her background includes science communication and outreach, marine policy analysis, and coastal planning. In her current role, Teressa works on developing policy and guidance for CZM federal consistency, reviewing federal agency projects, and creating efficiencies for the state’s coastal program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and a Master’s in Marine & Environmental Affairs from the University of Washington.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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