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Coastal Management


Nov. 14, 2007

Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229

Coastal Resources Commission To Meet Nov. 29 & 30 in Greenville

RALEIGH — The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29 and 30, at the City Hotel and Bistro in Greenville. The meeting, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday, is open to the public.

The following items are on the CRC’s agenda:

  • Beach and Inlet Management Plan Update(11:30 a.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will update the commission on the progress of DENR’s Beach and Inlet Management Plan.

  • Sand Ownership/Rights of Access (Implementation & Standards Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will discuss how state and federal governments manage submerged lands resources, with regard to sand ownership and coastal municipalities’ ability to remove sand for beach nourishment projects.

  • Land Use Plan Certifications(Planning & Special Issues Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday)– Commissioners will consider certification of CAMA Land Use Plans for Brunswick County; the Towns of Carolina Beach, Southport, Indian Beach and Kure Beach; and the City of Washington.

  • Sea Level Rise and CRC Legal Authorities(9:15 a.m. Friday) – Coastal Management staff will examine the CRC’s federal and state authority to manage North Carolina’s coast for the unique challenges of sea level rise.

  • CAMA and Takings Issues(9:15 a.m. Friday) – Dave Owens, Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government, will discuss property takings issues related to CRC rules and CAMA.

  • Variance Requests and Contested Case Hearings(9 a.m. Thursday) – The commission will hear requests for variances from the state’s coastal management rules, and will hear two contested cases.

  • Public Hearings – The public may comment on the following proposed rule changes:

    • 15A NCAC 7H .0305 General Identification and Description of Landforms

    • 15A NCAC 7H .0306 General Use Standards for Ocean Hazard Areas - Ocean Hazard Setback

    • 15A NCAC 7H .0308 Ocean Shoreline Erosion Control Activities

    • 15A NCAC 7B .0802 Presentation of CAMA Land Use Plans to CRC for Certification

    • 15A NCAC 7H .0209 Urban Waterfronts

    • 15A NCAC 7H .0312 Technical Standards for Beach Fill Projects

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 3 p.m. Nov. 29, and at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the City Hotel.

 

 
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