July 18, 2007
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Coastal Resources Commission To Meet July 26 & 27 in Raleigh
RALEIGH — State coastal policy makers next week will discuss issues such as coastal stormwater, oceanfront setbacks and stabilization methods for estuarine shorelines.
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27, at the Holiday Inn Brownstone in Raleigh. 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 Policy Discussion(11:30 a.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will continue discussion of 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.
Coastal Stormwater Rules Update (Implementation & Standards Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Tom Reeder of the N.C. Division of Water Quality will update the I&S Committee on coastal stormwater rules.
Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization(Implementation & Standards Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present draft rule language for estuarine shoreline stabilization structures.
Static Line and Setbacks Discussion(9:15 a.m. Friday) – Coastal Management staff will continue discussion of issues related to static vegetation lines and oceanfront setbacks.
Land Use Plan Certifications(Planning & Special Issues Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday)– Commissioners will consider certification of CAMA Land Use Plans for the Towns of Bath and Manteo.
- Variance Requests and Contested Case Hearings(9 a.m. Thursday) – The commission will hear requests for variances from the state’s coastal management rules, and will also hear two contested cases.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 3 p.m. July 25, and at 10 a.m. July 27 at the Holiday Inn.