CNMI COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Coastal Resources Management (CRM) was established on February 11, 1983 with the implementation of Public Law 3-47 within the Office of the Governor. The CRM program was established in order to promote the conservation and wise development of coastal resources. CRM provides technical assistance for the planning, management, and monitoring of coastal resources and ensuring their sustainable use and development. CRM is made up of many branches that deal with issues concerning the CNMI’s coastal resources, including Permitting, Enforcement, Outreach & Education, No-Point Source Pollution (NPS), The Coral Reef Program, Natural Resource Planning, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
CNMI DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
The Division of Environmental Quality was created through Public Law 3-23 to protect the right of each person to a clean and healthful environment. Commonwealth defines the purpose and jurisdiction and authorization to issue regulations and implement programs to protect the air, land, and water of the Commonwealth. The Division of Environmental Quality programs and operations are funded by the CNMI Government and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
EPA’s Pacific Islands Office (PIO) works with the U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean, including Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (which includes Saipan, Rota, and Tinian), and Wake Island. To a lesser extent we work with the former trust territories and now Freely Associated States of Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.