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Coastal Resources Commission :: Actions from May Meeting


At its May 2007 meeting, the CRC:

  • Adopted amendments to15A NCAC 7J .0210 Replacement of Existing Structures, which would clarify the methods for determining fifty percent damage, and state that connected but functionally independent structures will be treated separately. The proposed changes also create a distinction between water dependent and non-water dependent structures. DCM will use different methods for determining value and repair versus replacement for these different categories of structures. 

  • Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7K .0209 Exemption/Accessory Uses/Maintenance Repair /Replacement, which is being amended to include a citation to the conditions contained within 07J .0210.

  • Adopted amendments to15A NCAC 7M .0303, .0306, .0307 Public Access Guidelines; Local & State Involvement; Grant Eligibility & Selection,which would change the CRC’s shorefront access policies, particularly to the Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program. The primary changes are a reduction in the match requirement from economically-distressed communities, and more flexibility in the source of their match obligations.

  • Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .1102, .1202, .1302, .1402, .2002, .2102, .2202, .2402, .2702, Increase Time Allowance for Construction Under General Permits, which would extend the time allowed for construction from 90 days to 120 days for certain types of projects. 

  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 7B. 0802 LUP Presentations, which eliminate the requirement for local governments to present their land use plan in person to the Commission.

  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 7M. 0300 Shorefront Access Policies, which would establish a reporting requirement for user fees collected at state-funded access sites; give DCM the ability to take the lead in acquiring land and constructing access facilities without a city or county applicant; and includes provisions to utilize funds outside the usual funding cycle in order to take advantage of unique opportunities.

  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 7H .0308 Specific Use Standards for Ocean Hazard Areas, which would allow the Commission to renew a permit for an erosion control structure issued pursuant to a variance, as long as the structure is not enlarged beyond the dimensions set out in the permit.

  • On the recommendation of the Planning and Special Issues Subcommittee, the commission voted to certify a Land Use Plan for Currituck County.

  • On the recommendation of the Planning and Special Issues Subcommittee, the commission voted to certify a Land Use Plan for the Town of Cape Carteret.

  • Denied a variance to William and Betty Goforth of Brunswick County, who sought relief from the commission’s setback rule in order to construct a single-family residence in Oak Island. The petitioner’s proposed development does not meet the required setback from a pre-nourishment project vegetation line.

  • Granted a variance to East Carolina Radio, Inc. of Dare County, who sought relief from the commission’s 30-foot buffer rule in order to replace an existing radio tower and associated guy wires and anchors. One of the proposed anchors and part of the access road lies within the buffer.

  • Denied a variance to Generation Builders, Inc. of New Hanover County, who sought relief from the commission’s pier length rules in order to construct an access pier and associated structures as part of a multi-slip docking facility. The project’s total length is in excess of that allowed by the commission’s pier length rules.

  • Voted to reconsider a variance issued to B & D Investments, LLC, in response to an order of the superior court finding that two third party petitioners had a right to present evidence on the facts.

  • Passed a resolution supporting HB 1128, An Act to Appropriate Funds to Hyde County for the Last Commercial Fishing Facility in Ocracoke.

CRC actions from 2007: January |March

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:June 13, 2007
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