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Coastal Management

 April 27, 2011

Contact: Michele Walker, 919-715-4074

N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet May 5 in Beaufort

RALEIGH – A draft update of oceanfront erosion rates, sandbags and sea level rise are on the agenda for the May 5 N.C. Coastal Resources Commission meeting.

The commission will meet from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building, 101 Pivers Island Road, in Beaufort. The meeting is open to the public.

The following are some of the main items on the CRC’s agenda:

  • 2011 Draft Erosion Rates– Staff with the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, or DCM, will present the first draft of 2011 updates of oceanfront erosion rates.

  • Sandbag Stakeholders Meeting Summary/Sandbag Enforcement Update – DCM staff will review comments and suggestions from four sandbag stakeholder meetings and provide an update on current efforts to enforce removal of sandbags that are past their permitted timeframe.

  • Sea Level Rise – DCM staff will update the development of the commission’s sea level rise policy and give an update on sea level rise education and outreach efforts.

  • Sediment Criteria Amendments – DCM staff will present suggested amendments to the CRC’s rules regarding sediment criteria for beach nourishment projects.

  • Beach and Inlet Management Plan – DCM staff will discuss potential implementation strategies for the state’s Beach and Inlet Management Plan.

  • Marsh Sill Study Results – DCM staff will present findings from a recent study of marsh sills on estuarine shorelines.

  • Land Use Plan Amendment – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will consider a land use plan amendment for Shallotte.

  • Public Input and Comment – Members of the public may comment on any issue not on the agenda at 1 p.m.
     

A full meeting agenda is posted on the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s website.

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