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Coastal Management

 Jan. 17, 2007

Coastal Resources Commission To Meet Jan. 25 & 26 in Morehead City

RALEIGH — State coastal policy makers next week will discuss issues such as oceanfront setbacks for large structures, urban waterfront development, and alternative vegetation lines.

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25 and 26 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. 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:

· Increase in Civil Penalties (I&S Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present draft rule language needed to implement a legislative increase in CAMA civil penalties.

· Alternative Vegetation Line and Ocean Development Setback Draft Rule Language (I&S Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Management staff will present draft rule language for alternative vegetation lines on nourished beaches that have been affected by storm damage. Staff also will present draft rule language to increase oceanfront setbacks for large structures.

· Land Use Plan Amendment and Certification (P&SI Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – The commission will vote on an amendment to the Town of Emerald Isle’s Land Use Plan, and on certification of a Land Use Plan for the Town of Beaufort.

· Coastal Reserve Special Activity Use (P&SI Committee, 1:30 p.m. Thursday) – Coastal Reserve staff will present a proposed rule for special activities taking place on N.C. coastal reserve sites.

· Proposed Variance Rule Changes (9 a.m. Friday) – The CRC’s legal counsel will review proposed changes to the Commission’s rules for variance hearings.

· Petition for Rulemaking (9 a.m. Friday) – The CRC will hear a petition for rulemaking by N.C. Floating Docks and Lifts. This petition would allow floating lifts under certain conditions.

· Variance Requests/Contested Case Hearing (9 a.m. Thursday) – The commission will hear requests for variances from the state’s coastal management rules, and will also hear a contested case regarding a permit appeal.

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 24, and at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Civic Center.

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