Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
N.C. Coastal Resources Commission to Meet Jan. 13 in Raleigh
RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will hear public comments regarding its study of the feasibility and advisability of the use of a terminal groin as an erosion control device during its next meeting, Jan. 13, at the Hilton North Raleigh, 3415 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh. The terminal groin study public hearing will take place at 4:30 p.m. This is the third of five scheduled public hearings for the study.
The CRC’s regular meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Hilton North Raleigh. The meeting is open to the public.
The following items are also on the CRC’s agenda:
CRC Study of the Use of Terminal Groins – Division of Coastal Management director Jim Gregson and a representative from contractor Moffatt & Nichol will update the commission on the progress of the terminal groin feasibility study.
Static Vegetation Line Exception Request– The commission will hear a request for a static vegetation line exception from the town of Ocean Isle Beach. If the request is granted, the exception could allow limited development on lots that cannot meet the setback from the static vegetation line put in place following large-scale beach nourishment projects.
Draft Wind Energy Facility Amendments to 15A NCAC 7M .0400 Coastal Energy Policies; 15A NCAC 7H .0208 Use Standards and 15A NCAC 7H .0106 General Definitions– DCM staff will discuss potential amendments to CRC rules regarding wind turbines in N.C. coastal waters.
Land Use Plan Certifications– Commissioners will consider certification of CAMA Land Use Plans for Onslow, Tyrell and Beaufort counties.
Public Input and Comment(12 p.m.)–Members of the public may comment on any issue not on the current agenda.
Public Hearings(4:30 p.m.)– Members of the public may provide comments on two issues: amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .2300 General Permit for Replacement of Existing Bridges and Culverts, and the CRC’s terminal groin study.
Rule Adoptions – The commission will vote on the following pending rule changes:
15A NCAC 7H .0208 General and Specific Use Standards
15A NCAC 7H .0309 Use Standards for Ocean Hazard Areas: Exceptions – Structure Limitations; Pier Houses; and Electrical Transmission Lines from Energy Producing Facilities
15A NCAC 7H .1704 General Conditions - Temporary Erosion Control Structures
15A NCAC 7H .1705 Specific Conditions – Temporary Erosion Control Structures