May 9, 2007
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Coastal Resources Commission To Meet May 17 & 18 in Greenville
RALEIGH — State coastal policy makers next week will discuss issues such as sandbags, urban waterfront development and stabilization methods for estuarine shorelines.
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, 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:
Sand Bag Discussion (9:30 a.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will discuss issues related to the impending May 2008 deadline for the removal of certain sandbag structures which are in conflict with the CRC’s rules on time limits for sandbags.
Draft Amendments to GP 7H .1200 & 7H .0208(b)(6) Docks and Piers(9:30 a.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present amendments to the CRC’s rules governing docks and piers.
Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization Draft Rule Language(Implementation & Standards Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present draft rules governing the types of stabilization recommended for estuarine shorelines.
Variance Requests(9 a.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday) – The commission will hear requests for variances from the state’s coastal management rules.
Land Use Plan Certifications(Planning & Special Issues Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday)– Commissioners will consider certification of CAMA Land Use Plans for Currituck County and the Town of Cape Carteret.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 3 p.m. May 16, and at 10 a.m. May 17 at the City Hotel.