Coastal Management Rules & Regulations Coastal Resources Commission Rules The N.C. Division of Coastal Management enforces the Coastal Area Management Act, the Dredge & Fill Law, and the rules and policies of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission. These laws and rules govern development in the 20 coastal counties. Coastal Area Management Act The law that governs the coastal management program. NC Dredge & Fill Law The law that governs dredge & fill activities. Coastal Resources Commission Rules Current rules governing coastal development. Proposed Rules Proposed changes to current rules. Periodic Rules Review Required review of existing development rules. Enforcement Compliance and enforcement of existing rules.