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The Policy Board for the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership works with NCDENR and the Program Office to support, evaluate, update, advocate and guide the implementation of the CCMP and the APNEP mission.
The Policy Board provides community involvement, participation, and support to the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership on measures to restore and protect the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico region. It was established by North Carolina Governor's Executive Order #133 (2012). The Policy Board includes representation from various interests in the basin. The Policy Board also includes representatives from the Science and Technical Advisory Committee and the Implementation Committee. The APNEP Policy Board guides implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP).
The Policy Board is responsible for determining its own rules of order, bylaws, chairpeople, attendance requirements and other matters of protocol.
The structure of APNEP's Policy Board was most recently restructured and reauthorized through Governor's Executive Order #133 (2012). From 2005 to 2012, APNEP's Policy Board was sanctioned in Governor's Executive Order #74 (2005) and Governor's Executive Order #122 (2007). Prior to 2005, APNEP was supported by five River Basin Advisory Councils, and members of these councils helped form the initial APNEP advisory committees and policy board.
With the advent of Governor's Executive Order #133 (2012), the Policy Board is currently reforming and has yet to formally adopt new bylaws. The bylaws formerly in place can be accessed here.