Contact: Michele Walker, 919-707-8604
N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Feb. 8-9 in Nags Head
RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, or CRC, will meet Feb. 8-9 in the Oceanview Hall at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.
The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 and at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9. The meeting is open to the public.
The following are some of the main items on the Coastal Resources Commission’s agenda:
Science Panel Guidance for Assessing Terminal Groin Adverse Impacts – Staff with the state Division of Coastal Management, or DCM, will review guidance from the commission’s Science Panel on Coastal Hazards for assessing adverse impacts from terminal groins.
Governor's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy–Gary Perry, Kitty Hawk’s Mayor Pro Tem, will present an overview of recommendations from the governor’s offshore energy advisory panel.
Reassessment of Sandbag Enforcement Priorities – DCM staff will present a current assessment of non-compliant sandbag structures.
Sea Level Rise Policy – Draft for Public Hearing – DCM staff will review the Coastal Resources Commission’s current draft policy on sea level rise, and request that it be approved for public hearing.
Science Panel Response to Sea Level Rise Study Comments – Science panel chair Dr. Marjory Overton will present the panel’s response to recent comments regarding its 2010 sea level rise study.
Fiscal Analysis Approvals– DCM staff will present fiscal analyses of two proposed rules (15A NCAC 7H .0304(1)(a) AEC Within Ocean Hazard Areas and 15A NCAC 7M .1300 Sea-Level Rise Policy) for approval by the CRC.
Variance Requests– The CRC will consider three requests for variances from the commission’s rules.
Public Input and Comment –Members of the public may comment on any issue not on the agenda at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 9.
The state Coastal Resources Commission adopts the rules and policies used by the N.C. Division of Coastal Management to protect, conserve and manage North Carolina's coastal resources.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at Jennette’s Pier. A full meeting agenda is posted on the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s website at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/cm/dcm-home.