At its January 2004 meeting, the CRC:
Adopted updated oceanfront erosion rates pending approval from the Rules Review Commission (RRC). If approved by the RRC, the updated erosion rates will become part of coastal development rules in Spring 2004.
Adopted for public hearing a temporary rule that would create a general permit to allow construction of riprap sills for wetland enhancement and shoreline protection in estuarine and public trust waters. The rule will go through the temporary rule-making process as outlined in the Administrative Procedure Act, 150B-21.1. A hearing on the proposal will be scheduled later this year.
- Adopted for public hearing a new general permit that would allow construction of wetland, stream and/or buffer mitigation sites by the North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement or the North Carolina Wetlands Restoration programs. The rule will go through the permanent rule-making process as outlined in the Administrative Procedure Act, 150B-21.2. A hearing on the proposal will be scheduled later this year.
- Adopted for public hearing to amend a CRC rule for clarity regarding enclosure of roof-covered porches in the Ocean Hazard AEC. Currently, the rule allows enclosure of existing roof-covered porches to be within the erosion setback under certain conditions; however, the rule is unclear when the porch is seaward of the vegetation line.
- Adopted for public hearing a rule amendment that would designate the oceanfront area of Hatteras Village as a temporary unvegetated beach area. This would encompass an area where the vegetation line was destroyed as a result of Hurricane Isabel and the remnants were buried by the construction of an emergency berm.
- Granted a variance to George Ross, who wanted to relocate one of two existing mooring pilings to 1/3 the width of the canal.
- Granted a variance to the Town of Nags Head to install a 1,080-gallon septic system in association with a proposed recreational park.
- Granted a variance to Gary and Margaret Doppes of Supply, who wanted to construct a roof over an existing deck that is located within 30 feet of the Coastal Shoreline AEC.
- Granted a variance to the Village of Bald Head Island to extend and increase an existing sandbag structure protecting a threatened road.
- Granted a variance to William Harazin of Figure Eight Island, who wanted to construct sandbags on an adjacent vacant property.
- Denied a variance to Altieri Homes, which wanted to construct four town houses adjacent to Myrtle Grove Sound in the Town of Carolina Beach. The builder had requested a variance from the 30-foot buffer rule for coastal shorelines in order to construct the townhouses as proposed.
- Denied a variance to James Coble of Holden Beach, who wanted to construct a concrete pad within the oceanfront erosion setback.
- Affirmed an administrative law judge’s decision on a permit appeal by Glenn Sasser of Surf City, who was unable to construct a pedestal house on his property and extend a berm oceanward.
- Affirmed an administrative law judge's decision in the case of Robert A. Valois, who disputed an earlier finding that an adjacent property owner was exempt from obtaining a permit for the addition of two courses of block concrete to an existing retaining wall.
- Affirmed an administrative law judge’s decision in the case of Charles and Susan Wakild of New Hanover County, who disputed the issuance of a CAMA Major Permit #117-02. The permit issued was to build a pier and dock facility in Myrtle Grove Sound, adjacent to the permittee’s lot in the Intracoastal Watch subdivision, New Hanover County. However, the information DCM received from the applicant was based on 1929 North American Datum (NAD 29). The NAD 29 is outdated and depicts the convergence point incorrectly, therefore making the permit null and void.
- A public hearing was held January 29, 2004, to amend 15A NCAC 7K .0209: Exemption/Accessory Uses/Maintenance Repair/Replacement. The amendment will clarify the criteria used to define structures considered development versus those accessory structures which are excluded from the definition of development according to NCGS 113A-103(5)(b)(6). Comment period ends March 2, 2004.
CRC actions from 2003:January |April |July |October
CRC Actions from 2002:January and February|April |July |October