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Coastal Resources Commission :: Actions from July Meeting


At its July 2007 meeting, the CRC:

  • Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7J .0701 Variance Petitions, which requires claimants to initially file either a variance request or a contested case, and not pursue both options at the same time.

  • Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7J .0702 Staff Review of Variance Petitions, which outlines procedures for staff review, including the timing and preparation of stipulated facts and staff recommendations.

  • Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7J .0703 Variance Procedures for Deciding Petitions, which outlines procedures for situations in which the Commission cannot reach a final decision due to incomplete stipulated facts.

  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .1200 & 7H .0208(b)(6) Docks and Piers, which would give homeowners flexibility in the type and square footage of pier structures, while at the same time providing more protection to the marine habitat by reducing the maximum allowable shaded impact.

  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .0209(g) Urban Waterfronts, which would limit non-water dependent structures over public trust waters in designated Urban Waterfront areas.

  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .0312 Sediment Criteria, which makes some technical changes related to the depth of the active beach profile, the definition of “submarine borrow site,” and other minor changes.

  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 715A NCAC H .0305 General Identification and Description of Landforms, to define a “static vegetation line,” and to allow exemptions from the static line under certain conditions.

  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .0306 General Use Standards for Ocean Hazard Areas, to tie beachfront building setbacks to the size of the structure, and not the use. The revisions include graduated setback factors for buildings greater than 5,000 square feet, and do not allow for cantilevering oceanward of the setback line.

  • On the recommendation of the Planning and Special Issues Subcommittee, certified a Workbook Land Use Plan for the Town of Bath.

  • On the recommendation of the Planning and Special Issues Subcommittee, certified a Land Use Plan for the Town of Manteo.

  • Approved the 2007-2009 CHPP Implementation Plan.

  • Denied a variance to John Mohr of Brunswick County, who sought relief from the commission’s 30-foot buffer rule in order to construct a single-family residence on a two-canal lot in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Denied a variance to Greg LeNeave of Brunswick County, who sought relief from the commission’s 30-foot buffer rule in order to construct a single-family residence on a two-canal lot in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Upheld an administrative law judge’s decision in the case of Robert D. Bryant v. Division of Coastal Management. The petitioner sought to block the construction of a dock on a neighboring property in Sneads Ferry. The petitioner contended that the dock would violate the CRC’s rule that a dock may be no longer than ¼ the width of the waterway, and would thus be an impediment to navigation.The ALJ found in favor of the petitioner.

  • Upheld an administrative law judge’s decision in the case of Robert Don Foster/Andrew Price v. Division of Coastal Management. The petitioner sought to block the construction of a single-family home on a neighboring property in New Hanover County. A permit for the property was issued by DCM, using the “small house exception” to allow construction within the 30-foot buffer. The ALJ found in favor of the petitioner.

CRC actions from 2007: January |March |May

CRC actions from 2006:January |March |June |September |November

CRC actions from 2005:January |April |June |November

CRC actions from 2004:January |April |June |August |October

CRC actions from 2003:January |April |July |October

CRC Actions from 2002:January and February|April |July |October

 
Last Modified:August 08, 2007
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