May 9, 2011
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-715-4074
N.C. Division of Coastal Management to conduct training for local permit officers
RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Coastal Management will conduct two training workshops next month for Local Permit Officers in the 20 coastal counties. The workshops will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 pm. on the following dates:
Cooperative state and local government programs were an important component of the original Coastal Area Management Act. Locally adopted Implementation and Enforcement Plans allow local governments to process CAMA Minor Permits in-house, giving them an active role in the management of the coastal resources within their jurisdictions, as well as providing an additional public service to their citizens.
“These training sessions are a vital way for Coastal Management staff to foster working relationships with local governments by providing guidance on coastal management issues,” said Ted Tyndall, DCM’s assistant director for permits and enforcement. “It is a testament to how valuable these sessions are that so many LPOs take time out of their busy schedules to attend each year.”
The agenda for the workshops includes updates on recent changes to Coastal Resources Commission rules, and refreshers on the CAMA Areas of Environmental Concern where local governments have jurisdiction and on procedures for processing CAMA minor permit applications.
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