Aug. 19, 2009
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
N.C. Coastal Resources Commission to Meet August 27 in Beaufort
RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet at 10 a.m. August 27 at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building, 101 Pivers Island Road, in Beaufort.
The commission will hear requests for static vegetation line exceptions from the towns of Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach. If the requests are granted, the exception could allow limited development on lots that cannot meet the setback from the static vegetation line put in place following large-scale beach nourishment projects.
The following items are also on the CRC’s agenda:
Feasibility of Wind Turbines in the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and in Ocean Waters off the North Carolina Coast– Dr. Pete Peterson, of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, will discuss the feasibility of wind turbines in coastal waters.
Amendments to 15A NCAC 7H.0104 Development Initiated Prior To Adoption by the CRC – Staff with the Division of Coastal Management will present suggested amendments to the “grandfather” rule for lots platted prior to the January 2004 adoption of the most recent long-term average annual erosion rates.
Amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .2300 Existing Bridge Replacement General Permit – DCM staff will present suggested changes to streamline the Coastal Area Management Act general permit process for replacing existing bridges.
DCM Sea Level Rise Initiative Update– DCM staff will present updates on the division’s recent sea level rise survey and plans for a science forum and a policy summit next year.
Land Use Plan Certifications– Commissioners will consider certification of land use plans for Onslow County and the towns of North Topsail Beach and Windsor.
Public Input and Comment –Members of the public may comment on any issue not on the current agenda.
A full meeting agenda is posted on the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s Web site at