Sept. 19, 2007
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Coastal Resources Commission To Meet Sept. 27-28 in Wilmington
RALEIGH — The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, at the Wilmington Hilton. 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:
Sea Level Rise Issues(10:00 a.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will discuss coastal policy issues related to sea level rise.
Bulkhead Study(10:00 a.m. Thursday)– Dr. Martin Posey will discuss results of a survey that examined the impacts on utilization of fish habitat along vertical structures as compared to natural shorelines.
Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization(Implementation & Standards Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will continue the discussion of draft rule language for estuarine shoreline stabilization structures.
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 Morehead City, Calabash and Shallotte.
Public Trust Doctrine, Riparian Rights and CAMA(9:15 a.m. Friday) – Joe Kalo, UNC Graham Keenan Professor of Law, will discuss the CRC’s stewardship responsibilities in public trust areas.
Inlet Hazard Areas(9:15 a.m. Friday) – CRC Science Panel chair Dr. Margery Overton will discuss the panel’s recommendations for new inlet hazard area boundaries on the State’s 12 developed inlets.
Variance Requests(9 a.m. Thursday) – The commission will hear a request for a variance from the state’s coastal management rules.
Public Hearing, 15A NCAC 7J .0409, Civil Penalties –The public may comment on proposed rule changes necessary to implement the increase in civil penalties for CAMA violations as authorized by the General Assembly.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 2 p.m. Sept. 26, and at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Hilton.