Oct. 20, 2009
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
N.C. Coastal Resources Commission to Meet Oct. 29-30 in Atlantic Beach
RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will hear public comments regarding its study of the feasibility and advisability of using terminal groins at North Carolina inlets during its next meeting, Oct. 29, at the Sheraton in Atlantic Beach, N.C. The terminal groin study public hearing will take place at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Ballroom of the Sheraton.
The CRC’s regular meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 29, and continue at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30. 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(10:30 a.m., Thursday) – DCM director Jim Gregson and a representative from Moffatt and Nichol will update the commission on the progress of the terminal groin feasibility study.
Amendments to 15A NCAC 7O .0202 Reserve Use Requirements(10:30 a.m., Thursday) – Coastal reserve staff will discuss possible amendments to coastal reserve rules regarding use requirements.
DCM Sea Level Rise Initiative Update(8:30 a.m., Friday) – Staff members with the Division of Coastal Management will present updates on the division’s recent sea level rise survey and plans for a science forum and a policy summit next year.
Wind Turbines and Water Dependent Structure Issues(8:30 a.m., Friday) – DCM staff will discuss current CRC rules regarding wind turbines in the state’s coastal waters.
Land Use Plan Certifications(8:30 a.m., Friday) – Commissioners will consider certification of land use plans for Craven County, the town of Swansboro and the city of Havelock; and a land use plan amendment for Brunswick County.
Public Input and Comment(12 p.m., Thursday)–Members of the public may comment on any issue not on the current agenda.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the N.C. Division of Coastal Management office, 400 Commerce Avenue, Morehead City.