Feb. 4, 2009
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Coastal Resources Commission to Meet Feb. 11-12 in Morehead City
RALEIGH — The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will hear from several local experts on the issue of terminal groins at their next meeting, Feb. 11-12, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. The meeting is open to the public.
At 1 p.m. Feb. 11, the speakers will present information regarding the use of terminal groins as a means of oceanfront erosion control. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. Speakers include Dr. Robert Dean, University of Florida; Dr. Paul Gayes, Coastal Carolina University; Dr. Stanley Riggs, East Carolina University; Dr. William Cleary, UNC-Wilmington; and Steve Benton, Coastal Resources Commission’s Science Panel on Coastal Hazards.
The following items are also on the CRC’s agenda:
Land Use Plan Amendments(8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb.12)– Commissioners will consider certification of Land Use Plan Amendments for Emerald Isle and Manteo.
Inlet Hazard Area Recommendations (1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12) – The CRC’s Science Panel chair will provide an update on the panel’s Inlet Hazard Area recommendations, and Division of Coastal Management staff will discuss proposed development policies for these areas.
Summary of Beach and Inlet Management Plan Public Meetings(1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12) – Coastal Management staff will present a summary of the Beach and Inlet Management Plan public meetings held in December.
Public Input and Comment(12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12) – Members of the public may comment on coastal issues not already on the commission’s agenda for this meeting.
Variance Requests(9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12) – The Commission will hear requests for variances from their coastal development rules.
Public Hearings (5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.11) – The CRC will hear public comments on the following proposed rule amendments:
15A NCAC 7H .0308(a)(2) Temporary Erosion Control Structures
15A NCAC 7H .1100 General Permit for the Construction of Bulkheads and the Placement of Riprap for Shoreline Protection in Estuarine and Public Trust Waters and Ocean Hazard Areas
15A NCAC 7H .1200 General Permit for the Construction of Piers: Docks: and Boat Houses in Estuarine and Public Trust Waters and Ocean Hazard Areas
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.