March 19, 2008
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Coastal Resources Commission To Meet March 27 & 28 in Kill Devil Hills
RALEIGH — State coastal policy makers next week will discuss issues such as coastal stormwater, updated pier rules and marsh alteration.
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28, at the Clarion Oceanfront Hotel in Kill Devil Hills. The meeting, which begins at 8 a.m. both days, is open to the public.
The following items are on the CRC’s agenda:
Petition for Rulemaking (1:30 p.m. Thursday) – The Coastal Resources Commission will consider a petition for rulemaking brought by the Landmark Hotel Group. The petition seeks to amend the Commission’s rules on ocean shoreline erosion control activities for commercial structures, and seeks in part to allow oceanfront commercial buildings to maintain sandbag structures indefinitely.
Coastal Stormwater Rules Update (8:30 a.m. Thursday) – Tom Reeder of the N.C. Division of Water Quality will provide an update on the recently updated rules regarding coastal stormwater.
Oceanfront Setbacks Discussion (8:30 a.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will continue discussion of issues related to static vegetation lines and oceanfront setbacks.
Draft Marsh Alteration Rule Language/Pier Rules Updates (1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present updates to recommended rule language to govern alteration (mowing and cutting) of coastal marshes, and recommended rule language for pier construction.
Variance Requests and Contested Case Hearing (9 a.m. Friday) – The commission will hear requests for variances from the state’s coastal management rules, and will also hear one contested case, Ward v. DCM and Carolina Marina.
Public Input and Comment 11 a.m. Friday) – Members of the public may comment on coastal issues not already on the commission’s agenda for this meeting.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Clarion.