Tuesday, July 29, 2014

N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet July 30-31 in Beaufort


RALEIGH – Next week’s meeting in Beaufort of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, or CRC, will include discussions of ocean inlet management, a sea level rise study update and land use planning.
The CRC will meet July 30-31 at the NOAA/NCNERR Auditorium, 101 Pivers Island Road, Beaufort, N.C. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. July 30 and 9 a.m. July 31. The meeting is open to the public.
The following are some of the items on the CRC’s agenda:
· CRC Science Panel Sea Level Rise Study Update– Science panel chair Margery Overton will summarize the panel’s initial meeting to begin updating its sea level rise study, as required by Session Law 2012-202.
· Inlet Management Study– The commission will discuss inlet management study priorities and implementation.
· Variances –The CRC will hear one request for a variance from its rules.
· Land Use Planning Rules Overview –N.C. Division of Coastal Management staff will provide an overview of the land use planning program and discuss potential revisions to the program.
· Rule DevelopmentThe CRC will vote onproposed rule amendments to15A NCAC 7H .2600 General Permit for Mitigation and In Lieu Fee Projects, and begin discussion of repealing the High Hazard Flood Area of Environmental Concern.
· Public Input and Comment –Members of the public may comment on CRC issues at 11:30 a.m. July 31.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 1 p.m. July 30 at the NOAA/NCNERR Auditorium.
A full meeting agenda is posted on the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s website at www.nccoastalmanagement.net.
The Coastal Resources Commission establishes policies for the N.C. Coastal Management program and adopts rules and policies regarding coastal development within areas of environmental concern.

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