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SMBRC: Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan

Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan


The Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), previously known as the Bay Restoration Plan, is a long-term framework for actions and strategies that address a range of environmental problems facing Santa Monica Bay, while recognizing and balancing the needs of the local community. Consistent with US EPA guidance for National Estuary Programs (NEPs), the CCMP is a living plan that is updated every three to five years with major revisions approximately every 10 years to incorporate new information, priorities, and actions for the Santa Monica Bay NEP.

The original CCMP was approved in 1995, revised in 2008, and updated in 2013. The Santa Monica Bay NEP completed a major revision of the CCMP in April 2021. In September 2021, US EPA reviewed and concurred that the revised CCMP meets all US EPA requirements and is officially considered final (see US EPA Region IX’s memorandum and US EPA Headquarters’ letter regarding concurrence). Initiated in 2017 with extensive input from stakeholders, including members of the public, the revised CCMP builds upon previous priorities, actions, and successes while incorporating a new priority area: understanding and adapting to climate change impacts.


The components of the Santa Monica Bay NEP CCMP include: