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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Contact: Michele Walker
Contact: Michele Walker
N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Oct. 22-23 in Wilmington
RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, or CRC, plans to include discussions of inlet management, land use planning, and the N.C. Coastal Reserve Program at a meeting next week in Wilmington.
The CRC will meet Oct. 22-23 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 and 9 a.m. Oct. 23. The meeting is open to the public.
Items on the CRC’s agenda include:
· Petition for Rulemaking– The CRC will consider a petition for rulemaking to allow second stories on piers and docking facilities.
· Inlet Management Study– Coastal management staff will present a draft report on the CRC’s inlet management study priorities, along with suggestions for alternatives to the commission’s static vegetation line rule, draft rule language for a new State Port Inlet Management Area of Environmental Concern, and a dredging window study update.
· Variances –The CRC will hear five requests for variances from its rules.
· Land Use Planning– Coastal management staff will present proposed amendments to the CRC’s land use planning rules.
· Coastal Issues Panel Discussion– A panel of experts will discuss issues of concern for coastal communities.
· Rule Development–Coastal management staff will present fiscal analyses for proposed rule amendments to15A NCAC 7K .0208, which would amendadjacent property owner notification requirements to streamline exemptions for single-family residences in the Estuarine Shoreline Area of Environmental Concern;15A NCAC 7K .0213, which would exempt single family residences from Coastal Area Management Act permit requirements within the High Hazard Flood Area of Environmental Concern; and 15A NCAC 7H .0304(2), High Hazard Flood AEC.
· N.C. Coastal Reserve Program– The commission will hear an overview of the N.C. Coastal Reserve Program.
· Public Input and Comment –Members of the public may comment on CRC issues at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 23.
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.