Contact: Michele Walker, 919-733-2293, ext. 229, or 1-888-4RCOAST
Emergency CAMA Permit For Hurricane Isabel Recovery Expires Mar. 22
RALEIGH An emergency general permit offered by the state Division of Coastal Management to assist coastal property owners in repairing damage caused by Hurricane Isabel will expire March 22.
The general permit was activated in September in the following counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington, and on the White Oak River bank in Onslow County. The permit does not eliminate the need to obtain any other required state, local or federal authorization.
The permit regulations speed up the authorization process for rebuilding structures that meet state standards, including docks, piers, bulkheads or similar structures. The rules also waive permit fees for those projects, as well as beach bulldozing and maintenance dredging of existing channels related to hurricane recovery. Work authorized under the permit must be completed by Sept. 22, 2004.
The general permit does not apply to the replacement of oceanfront structures. Replacement of oceanfront houses requires a CAMA minor permit.
Contact Coastal Management staff before beginning repairs or replacement work, said Charles Jones, the agencys acting director.
To apply for the permit, contact your local Coastal Management office: Elizabeth City, 252-264-3901; Morehead City, 252-808-2808; Washington, 252-946-6481. Coastal Managements Raleigh office has a toll-free number, 1-888-4RCOAST (1-888-472-6278), for property owners who have questions about CAMA permits.
For more information about applying for the emergency permit, visit Coastal Managements web site at www.nccoastalmanagement.net.
|Last Modified: March 01, 2004|