Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
N.C. Coastal Resources Commission to Meet Sept. 15-17 in Beaufort
RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will continue the discussion of its terminal groin study recommendation during the commission’s Sept. 15-17 meeting at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building in Beaufort.
The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 16 and 17. The meeting is open to the public. The NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building is at 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort.
The following items are on the CRC’s agenda:
CAMA Presentation– Dave Owens of the UNC School of Government will present information on the history of the N.C. Coastal Area Management Act.
Sandbag Overview/Update –Staff members with the N.C.Division of Coastal Management, or DCM, will provide an update on the use of sandbags for temporary erosion control on the North Carolina oceanfront.
Inlet Hazard Area Rule Options and Discussion – Staff with the Division of Coastal Management will present suggestions for amending the state’s inlet hazard area boundaries, along with options for revising development rules in these areas.
DCM Estuarine Shoreline Mapping Initiative – DCM staff will update the Coastal Resources Commission on the division’s ongoing effort to map the state’s estuarine shoreline.
Draft Program Assessment and 5-Year Strategy 2011-2015– DCM staff will present the division’s draft assessment and strategy for the 2011-2015 Coastal Zone Enhancement Grants.
Sea Level Rise Policy Discussion– DCM staff will present a preliminary sea level rise policy statement and request feedback and guidance from the CRC on its content.
Variances– Commissioners will hear two requests for variances from the CRC’s rules.
Public Input and Comment –Members of the public may comment on any issue not on the current agenda.
Public Hearings – The CRC will conduct public hearings for the following proposed rule changes:
15A NCAC 7H .0106 General Definitions
15A NCAC 7H .0208(b)(13) – Use Standards (Wind Energy Facilities)
15A NCAC 7M .0400 Coastal Energy Policies
A full meeting agenda is posted on theN.C. Division of Coastal Management’s website.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, which provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building.