Title 12, Chapter 5, Section 327
(a) The department shall prepare a document reflecting the Georgia
coastal management program for submission to the Governor. The
Governor shall have the authority to review and approve such
document. Once approved, the Governor shall have the authority to
submit the document reflecting the Georgia coastal management
program to the secretary of commerce for approval as outlined in the
federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. At any
time, the Governor, with the concurrence of the General Assembly,
may withdraw the state from participation in the federal Coastal
Zone Management Act of 1972 if it is determined that continued
participation is not in the best interest of the state.
(b) The department shall make a report every three years of its
activities under this part to the Governor and General Assembly.
The report shall include a summary of the effectiveness of the
program, a survey of user groups, and the department's opinion of
the value of Georgia's continued participation in the program.
Copies of the report shall be provided to the Governor, the
Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives,
the chairperson of the House Natural Resources and Environment
Committee, the chairperson of the Senate Natural Resources
Committee, and the Board of Natural Resources.