Part 2, Sec. 4E
Administration - Site Administration: Roles and Responsibilities

E. Site Administration: Roles and Responsibilities

1. Sanctuaries and Reserves Division

• Ensures that the Sanctuary is operated in a manner consistent with established National Program policies and with applicable National and international laws, and provides guidance to the Sanctuary Manager;

• Identifies, analyzes, and resolves major Sanctuary management problems and issues;

• Formulates comprehensive, long-term management plans for the Sanctuary and revises the Management Plan as necessary;

• Directs and assists the Sanctuary Manager in the implementation of the Management Plan;

• Coordinates Sanctuary management with other Federal and State agencies and private organizations;

• Evaluates the effectiveness of Sanctuary management and regulatory measures;

• Prepares a program budget for the Sanctuary;

• Provides funding for overall Sanctuary management and administration;

• Makes recommendations to the Director of the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management as to the issuance of National Marine Sanctuary permits containing terms and conditions deemed appropriate (including research and education permits; see above), considering the recommendations of the Sanctuary Manager, to conduct an activity otherwise prohibited by the Sanctuary regulations, if the activity will: further the educational, natural or historical resource value of the Sanctuary; further salvage or recovery operations in or near the Sanctuary in connection with a recent air or marine casualty; assist in managing the Sanctuary; or have only negligible, short-term adverse effects on Sanctuary resources or Sanctuary qualities.

• Issues certifications, through OCRM, with terms and conditions deemed necessary to protect Sanctuary resources and qualities, of leases, licenses, permits, approvals, or other authorizations, considering the recommendations of the Sanctuary Manager, to conduct a prohibited activity; and

• Issues terms and conditions, through OCRM, deemed necessary to protect the Sanctuary resources and qualities on applications for leases, licenses, permits, approvals, or other authorizations, considering the recommendations of the Sanctuary Manager, to conduct a prohibited activity.

2. Sanctuary Manager

• Coordinates on-site efforts of all parties involved in Sanctuary activities, including State, Federal, local and regional agencies, and the public;

• Reviews the management plan periodically and recommends changes to SRD as needed;

• Assists the SRD in preparing the annual budget for the Sanctuary;

• Oversees day-to-day operation of the Sanctuary, including administrative functions such as bookkeeping, purchasing, and keeping records of visitor activities;

• Supervises Sanctuary staff and other personnel, including enforcement and interpretive employees assigned to the Sanctuary;

• Represents the Sanctuary viewpoint on local issues and at public forums; and

• Submits recommendations to SRD on criteria and terms and conditions for National Marine Sanctuary permits, certifications and applications for leases, licenses, permits, approvals, or other authorizations, or rights to conduct a prohibited activity.

3. Federal, State, Local and Regional Agencies

• Assists in the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive, long-term management plan for the Sanctuary;

• Assists in the periodic review of the management plan; and

• Appropriate issuing agency assists in the development of criteria and terms and conditions for certifications and applications for leases, licenses, permits, approvals, other authorizations, or rights to conduct a prohibited activity.

4. Sanctuary Advisory Committee

• Advises on the specific plans for Sanctuary development;

• Advises on proposals for activities within the Sanctuary;

• Advises on rules and conditions for all forms of public recreation;

• Advises on an overall plan for the use, development and maintenance of Sanctuary lands and facilities; and

• Advises the Sanctuary Manager on recommendations to SRD on criteria and terms and conditions for National Marine Sanctuary permits, certifications and applications of leases, licenses, permits, approvals, other authorizations, or rights to conduct a prohibited activity.

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