The requirements of this chapter do not apply to emergency activities that are necessary to protect public health, safety, or welfare, including preventing damage to natural resources. Whenever emergency activities are undertaken, damage to natural protective features and other natural resources must be prevented, if possible, or minimized.
The Administrator must be notified by the person responsible for taking the emergency measures within two working days from the commencement of an emergency measure and a description of the problem and activities provided. The description must be in written form, outline the public health or safety or resource for which protection was sought, and relate the measures which were taken to secure the protection.
If the Administrator determines that a regulated activity has been undertaken without a coastal erosion management permit, and does not meet the emergency activity criteria, then the Administrator will order the immediate cessation of the activity. In addition, the Administrator may require: