May 14, 2008
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Coastal Resources Commission To Meet May 21-23 in Washington
RALEIGH — State coastal policy makers next week will discuss issues such as oceanfront erosion control measures, inlet hazard areas and bulkheads.
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Wednesday through Friday, May 21-23 at the Civic Center in Washington, N.C. The meeting is open to the public. The Commission will hear requests for variances from CRC rules on Wednesday at 3 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.
The following items are on the CRC’s agenda:
Variance Requests(3 p.m. Wednesday) – The commission will hear requests for variances from the state’s coastal management rules.
Inlet Hazard Areas Update(8:30 a.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will update the CRC on the Science Panel’s recommendations for new inlet hazard area boundaries on the State’s 12 developed inlets.
Draft Amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .0309 Pier House Rules (8:30 a.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present amendments to the CRC’s rules governing pier houses.
Petition for Rulemaking(8:30 a.m. Thursday) – The Coastal Resources Commission will consider a petition for rulemaking brought by the law firm of Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman. The petition seeks to amend the Commission’s rules on ocean shoreline erosion control activities for structures in communities pursuing a long-term erosion control plan, or in Inlet Hazard Areas for communities seeking inlet relocation projects.
Village of Bald Head Island Land Use Plan Certification(11:30 a.m. Thursday)– Commissioners will consider certification of a CAMA Land Use Plan for the Village of Bald Head Island.
Comprehensive Beach Management Task Force Subcommittee Report(8:00 a.m. Friday) – CRC chair Bob Emory will present a report from the subcommittee.
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 1 p.m. May 21, at the Civic Center.