Contact: Michele Walker, 919-715-4074
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, www.nccoastalmanagement.net.
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