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Coastal Resources Commission :: Actions from January Meeting


At its January 2006 meeting, the CRC:

  • Adopted for public hearing NCAC 7H .0312, Technical Standards for Beach Fill Projects, which outlines sediment criteria rules for beach nourishment projects.
  • Adopted for public hearing amendments to NCAC 7J .0204 and NCAC 7I .0401, which would increase the application fee for CAMA minor permits from $100 to $200, along with administrative changes to 7I and 7J as they relate to the Minor Permit program.
  • Adopted for public hearing an amendment to NCAC 7B .0801, Public Hearing and Local Adoption Requirements, to include the public opportunity to provide written comments following local adoption of a land use plan.
  • On the recommendation of the Planning and Special Issues Subcommittee, the commission voted to certify a Land Use Plan amendment for the Town of Oak Island.
  • Approved the 2004-05 Coastal Habitat Protection Plan annual report.
  • Granted a variance to Leo and Carolyn Nowak of New Hanover County, who sought relief from the commission’s 30-foot buffer rule to build a single-family residence with decking in Carolina Beach. The proposed deck would have exceeded the limit of 200 total square feet of decking. The variance is granted on the condition that the house is moved 2.4 feet towards the street in order to bring the decking in line with the neighboring property to the south. An engineered stormwater management system will be installed at the site.
  • Granted a variance to Charles and Ellen Darrigrand of Brunswick County, who sought relief from the commission’s rule requiring the use of a pre-nourishment static vegetation line to calculate setbacks in order to construct a single-family residence on a lot in Oak Island.
  • Granted a variance to Jessie and Myers Construction, agents for Carlton and Julie Fisher of Brunswick County, who sought relief from the commission’s 30-foot buffer rule to build a single-family residence in Ocean Isle Beach. An engineered stormwater management system will be installed at the site.
  • Denied a variance to Carol Ann Zinn of New Hanover County, who sought relief from the commission’s 30-foot buffer rule to construct a swimming pool and concrete apron on a property in Wrightsville Beach.
  • Denied a variance to Joseph Diello of Craven County, who sought relief from the commission’s impervious surface limits to build a sunroom addition on a single-family residence in New Bern.
  • Upheld an administrative law judge’s decision in the case of Gregory v. Division of Coastal Management and Intervenor-respondent Swearingen. The petitioner disputed the DCM’s finding that repairs to a neighbor’s hurricane-damaged boathouse were exempt from CAMA permit requirements under the 50 percent repair/replacement rule. The ALJ found in favor of the petitioner and concluded that DCM erred in issuing the exemption. 
  • Denied a request for a declaratory ruling concerning the commission’s urban waterfront rules at a project in Carolina Beach. The project involved replacing an old restaurant located partially over the water with a six-story mixed-use structure, and expansion of the structure’s original footprint up to 15 feet on the landward side.
  • Denied a petition for rule making filed by NC Floating Docks and Lifts, LLC. The petitioner requested that he CRC amend its docks and piers rule to provide an exemption for floating boat lifts.

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Last Modified:March 27, 2006
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