Wednesday, October 19, 2011

N.C. Coastal Resources Commission Meeting

N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Oct. 26-27 in Beaufort

RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, or CRC, will meet Oct. 26-27 at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building, 101 Pivers Island Road, in Beaufort.
The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. Oct. 26 and at 9 a.m. Oct. 27. The meeting is open to the public.
The following are some of the main items on the CRC’s agenda:
· Hurricane Irene Impacts and DCM Response– Staff with the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, or DCM, will discuss the division’s response to Hurricane Irene.
· Assessing Terminal Groin Adverse Impacts– DCM staff will review the preliminary discussions of the CRC Science Panel for assessing impacts from terminal groins.
· Amendments to 15A NCAC 7H.0308 (a)(2) and 15A NCAC 7H .1705 Temporary Erosion Control Structures  –DCM staff will present recommendations for revising the commission’s sandbag rules.
· Consideration of Public Comments on Draft Sea Level Rise Policy – DCM staff will discuss public comments received on the CRC’s draft sea level rise policy.
· Impact of Hurricane Irene on Pivers Island Natural and Stabilized Marsh Shorelines – Dr.Carolyn Currin, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will discuss hurricane impacts on the natural and stabilized marsh shorelines on Pivers Island in Beaufort.
· Variance Requests– The CRC will consider four requests for variances from the commission’s rules.
· Public Input and Comment –Members of the public may comment on any issue not on the agenda at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 27.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building.
A full meeting agenda is posted on the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s website,
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