Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Coastal Resources Commission to Meet Nov. 19-20 in Morehead City
RALEIGH — The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Nov. 19-20 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. The commission will hear requests for variances from CRC rules at 3 p.m. Nov. 19, and the CRC’s regular business meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 20. The commission will not meet on Nov. 21. The meeting is open to the public.
The following items are on the CRC’s agenda:
Ocean Policy Study Committee Draft Recommendations(9:30 a.m. Nov. 20) – Coastal Management staff will present the committee’s draft recommendations on how the state should manage emerging ocean issues.
Land Use Plan Amendments(8:30 a.m. Nov. 20)– Commissioners will consider certification of a land use plan for the town of Pine Knoll shores, and a land use plan amendment for the town of Carolina Beach.
Beach and Inlet Management Plan Update(9:30 a.m. Nov. 20) – Coastal Management staff will present an update on the Beach and Inlet Management Plan recommendations, along with a schedule of public meetings in December.
Offshore Energy Update(1:30 p.m. Nov. 20) – Coastal Management staff will review recent developments in offshore energy issues.
Inlet Hazard Areas Update and Discussion(1:30 p.m. Nov. 20) – Members of the CRC’s Science Panel will provide an update on the panel’s Inlet Hazard Area recommendations, and Coastal Management staff will provide a progress report on Inlet Hazard Areas policy issues.
Amendments to 15A NCAC 7B .0901 CAMA Land Use Plan Amendments and 7B .0801 Public Hearing and Local
Adoption Requirements(1:30 p.m. Nov. 20) – Division of Coastal Management staff will present suggested amendments to the CRC’s Land Use Planning rules.
Public Input and Comment (Noon Nov. 20) – Members of the public may comment on coastal issues not already on the commission’s agenda for this meeting.
The following rules will be considered for adoption:
15A NCAC 7H .1401, .1402, .1404, .1405 GP for Construction of Groins in Estuarine & Public Trust Waters
15A NCAC 7H .2101, .2102, .2104, .2105 GP for Marsh Enhancement Breakwaters
15A NCAC 7H .2401, .2402, .2404, .2405 GP for Placement of Riprap for Wetland Protection
15A NCAC 7J .0701, .0703 Variance Petitions
15A NCAC 7M .0301, .0302, .0303, .0306, .0307 Shorefront Access Policies
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City.