Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229, or 1-888-4RCOAST
Coastal Resources CommissionTo Meet April 7 & 8 in Morehead City
RALEIGH — State coastal policy makers next week will hear updates on implementation plans for the state’s Coastal Habitat Protection Plan.
The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, April 7 and 8, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. The meeting, which begins at 8:30 a.m. each day, is open to the public.
The following items are on the CRC’s agenda:
Coastal Habitat Protection Plan implementation (9 a.m. Thursday) – Representatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Divisions of Coastal Management, Marine Fisheries and Water Quality will present updates on each division’s draft CHPP implementation plan.
Public Input and Comments(11:45 a.m. Thursday) – Members of the public will have an opportunity to comment on CHPP and other issues at this time.
Sediment Criteria Work Plan(I&S Committee, 1:15 p.m. Thursday) –Coastal Management staffwill present a work plan for the evaluation phase of the CRC’s examination of sediment criteria for beach nourishment projects.
Effect of Stabilization Structures on Shoreline Habitats(I&S Committee, 1:15 p.m. Thursday) –A presentation by Dr. Carolyn Currin, NOAA Fisheries and Habitat Research.
Duck Land Use Plan Certification(P&SI Committee, 1:15 p.m. Thursday) – Commissioners will consider certification of a new CAMA Land Use Plan for the Town of Duck.
Land Use Plan Amendments(P&SI Committee, 1:15 p.m. Thursday) – Commissioners will discuss the issue of amendments to Land Use Plans that were developed under 1995 guidelines.
Variance Requests(8:30 a.m. Friday) – The commission will hear requests for variances from the state’s coastal management rules.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 3 p.m. Wed., April 6, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.