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Coastal Management News :: Releases :: August 21, 2012

Contact: Michele Walker, 919-707-8604

N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Aug. 29-30 in Sunset Beach

RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, or CRC, will meet Aug. 29-30 at the Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center in Sunset Beach.

The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 30. The meeting is open to the public.

The following are some of the items on the CRC’s agenda:

  • Sandbag Enforcement/Rule Amendments – The CRC’s Ocean Hazards Subcommittee will hear an update on sandbag enforcement prioritization and discuss previously proposed amendments to the commission’s sandbag rules.

  • Sea-Level Rise – N.C. Division of Coastal Management, or DCM, staff will discuss potential future division activities related to sea-level rise.

  • Adoption of Sea-Level Policy for Public Hearings - The CRC will consider approving a non-regulatory sea-level rise policy. The policy would be sent to public hearings before formal adoption.

  • Land Use Planning Process – DCM staff will present the recommendations of a land use planning guidelines review subcommittee.

  • Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization – DCM staff will discuss departmental efforts regarding estuarine shoreline stabilization.

  • CRC Rule Development – The CRC will consider a temporary rule for the replacement of certain oceanfront residential structures, pursuant to section 3 of House Bill 819.

  • Land Use Plan Certifications and Amendments – The CRC will consider land use plan certifications for Southern Shores and Pender County, and land use plan amendments for Swansboro, Jacksonville and Camden County.

  • Public Hearing – The CRC will hold a public hearing on a proposal to incorporate updated long-term average annual erosion rates into the state’s oceanfront development rules.

  • Public Input and Comment – People may comment on CRC issues at 11 a.m. Aug. 30.

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that provides the CRC with local government perspectives and technical advice, will meet at 1 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center.
A full meeting agenda is posted on the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s website at



Last Modified: August 21, 2012

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