March 14, 2007
Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229
Coastal Resources Commission To Meet March 22 & 23 in Kill Devil Hills
RALEIGH — State coastal policy makers next week will discuss issues such as civil penalties, urban waterfronts and static vegetation lines.
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23, at the Ramada Inn in Kill Devil Hills. 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:
Civil Penalties Revisions (I&S Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present revisions to draft rule language needed to implement a legislative increase in CAMA civil penalties.
Stakeholder Input on Draft Oceanfront Setback Rule(I&S Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present stakeholder input on proposed changes to oceanfront setback rules.
Alternatives to Static Line/Static Line Discussion (9 a.m. Friday) – Spencer Rogers of N.C. Sea Grant and Coastal Management staff will discuss issues related to the CRC’s current policy on static vegetation lines for nourished beaches.
Variance Requests(9 a.m. Thursday) – The commission will hear requests for variances from the state’s coastal management rules.
Public Hearings(5 p.m. Thursday) – The public may comment on proposed changes to the following rules:
15A NCAC 7J .0210 Replacement of Existing Structures
15A NCAC 7K .0209 Exemption/Accessory Uses/Maintenance Repair/Replacement
15A NCAC 7M .0303, .0306, .0307 Public Access Guidelines; Local & State Involvement; Grant Eligibility & Selection
15A NCAC 7H .1102, .1202, .1302, .1402, .2002, .2102, .2202, .2402, .2702 Increase Time Allowance for Construction Under General Permits
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 1 p.m. March 21 for a field trip to a Tyrrell County wetland restoration site, followed by a 3 p.m. stormwater management seminar for local governments at the N.C. Aquarium at Roanoke Island. The CRAC will also meet at 9 a.m. March 22 at the Ramadaa.