2014 CRC Actions

February 2014 CRC Actions

  • Granted a variance request from Currituck County, which sought relief from the CRC’s oceanfront setback rules in order to complete two existing but not fully developed deep wells as part of the county’s water supply system.
  • Granted a variance request from COBA Ventures LLC of New Hanover County, who sought relief from the CRC’s ¼-width rule for piers in order to construct a community pier and docking facility in Masonboro Sound.
  • Denied a variance request from William Taylor of Carteret County, who sought relief from the commission’s riparian setback rule in order to construct a pier and two boat lifts on his property in Atlantic Beach.
  • Denied a variance request from the Town of Carolina Beach, which sought relief from the CRC’s oceanfront setback rules in order to replace and expand the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.
  • Granted a revised version of the Town of Carolina Beach’s variance request, allowing a widening of the boardwalk, but not an extension in length.
  • Granted a variance request from Bald Head Island LLC, which sought relief from the commission’s 30-foot buffer rule to construct additional decks and brick “transition area” at an existing structure.
  • Granted a variance request from the N.C. Dept. of Transportation, which sought relief from the CRC’s oceanfront setback rules in order to replace and extend a stormwater outfall from N.C. Hwy. 12 to the Atlantic Ocean in Nags Head.
  • Appointed 10 members to the Coastal Resources Advisory Council.
  • Approved a Fiscal Analysis for15A NCAC 7H .2600 General Permit for Mitigation & In Lieu Fee Projects.
  • Adopted amendments to Mad Inlet and Unvegetated Beach Designations
  • Approved a land use plan amendment for the Town of Emerald Isle. 

May 2014 CRC Actions

  • Per 15A NCAC 7J.0703(d), remanded a variance request from CXA-10 Corporation (Watermark Marina) of New Hanover County,who sought relief from the CRC’s ¼-width rule for piers in order to extend an existing pier by more than 1,000 feet in order to reach a 6-foot water depth. The variance request will be reheard at the next regular CRC meeting, including a new survey of water depths.
  • Granted a variance request from Terry and NancyGrier of New Hanover County, who sought relief from the CRC’s oceanfront setback rules in order to enclose an existing covered porch at their residence in Kure Beach.
  • Granted a variance request from Michael and Susan Edwards of Onslow County, who sought relief from the commission’s 30-foot setback rule in order to construct a single-family residence on a canal lot near Sneads Ferry. The commission waived the prerequisite that a variance first be sought from the county.
  • Reauthorized a Static Line Exception for the Town of Wrightsville Beach.
  • Reauthorized a Static Line Exception for the Town of Carolina Beach.
  • Move forward with proposed amendments to 15A NCAC 7K .0208 Single Family Residence Exemption – Adjacent Property Owner Notification, which would amend adjacent property owner notification requirements to streamline exemptions for single-family residences in the Estuarine Shoreline Area of Environmental Concern.
  • Move forward with proposed amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .1500 GP for Excavation of Upland Basins – Excavation and Bulkheads, which would streamline permits associated with upland boat basins.
  • Adopted the proposed charge to the CRC Science Panel for the sea level rise update.
  • Adopted 15A NCAC 7H .0312 Technical Standards for Beach Fill Projects.
  • Adopted 15A NCAC 7H .1204 & .1205 General Permit for the Construction of Piers and Docking Facilities In Estuarine and Public Trust Waters and Ocean Hazard Areas.
  • Adopted 15A NCAC 7H .1305 General Permit to Construct Boat Ramps Along Estuarine and Public Trust Shorelines and Into Estuarine and Public Trust Waters.

July 2014 CRC Actions

  • Denied a variance request from CXA-10 Corporation (Watermark Marina) of New Hanover County, who sought relief from the CRC’s ¼-width rule for piers in order to extend an existing pier in order to reach a 5-foot water depth.
  • Adopted 15A NCAC 7H .2600 General Permit for Mitigation & In Lieu Fee Projects.
  • Approved for public comment a repeal of the High Hazard Flood Area of Environmental Concern.
  • Certified a land use plan for the Town of Leland.
  • Certified a land use plan amendment for Onslow County.

 

October 2014 CRC Actions

  • Approved a variance request from Palm Cove Owners Assoc., Inc. and Brunswick Land Holdings of Brunswick County, who sought relief from the CRC’s exception to its general rule which allows piers and docks in an Inlet Hazard AEC only if it is "small scale" and if the area "features characteristics of estuarine shorelines" per 7H .0310(c). Get condition from Angela
  • Approved a variance request from the Topsail Reef Homeowners Assoc., who sought relief from the CRC’s size limits on sandbag structures in order to construct larger sandbag structures in front of Buildings 6-8 of the property. The HOA must certify within 9 months that they have financing in place to complete the project.
  • Approved a variance request from John Bugg of Carteret County, who sought relief from the CRC’s static line exception rule in order to construct three additions to an existing house in Salter Path.
  • Denied a variance request from Matthew Tolozco of Dare County, who sought relief from the CRC’s oceanfront setback rule in order to construct a driveway and parking area at an existing property in Nags Head.
  • Denied a Petition for Rulemaking to remove the prohibition on second-story use from the CRC’s rules governing piers and docking facilities.
  • Approved a Fiscal Analysis for amendments to 15A NCAC 7K .0208 Single Family Residences Exempted.
  • Approved a Fiscal Analysis for amendments to High Hazard Flood AEC 15A NCAC 7H .0304(2) and Repeal of 15A NCAC 7K .0213 Single Family Residences Exempted from CAMA Permits Requirements within the High Hazard Flood AEC.
  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .0205 Coastal Wetlands – Occasional Flooding Criteria.
  • Approved the Inlet Management Plan Study Final Report. 

November 2014 CRC Actions

  • Granted a variance request from Barry Golob, Mark Davenport, David and Voncille Litz, and Christopher Atkinson, who sought relief from the commission’s sandbag rules in order to enlarge an existing sandbag structure on four adjacent properties in Oak Island in response to beach erosion. The proposed structure would exceed the size allowed by CRC rules. A condition on the variance requires the project to begin within six months.
  • Granted a variance request from the Town of North Topsail Beach, which sought relief from the commission’s sandbag rules in order to construct a sandbag revetment to protect 20 imminently-threatened residential structures. The proposed structure would exceed the size allowed by CRC rules. A condition on the variance requires the project to begin within six months. 

December 2014 CRC Actions

  • Denied a variance request from James and Page Hysong, who sought relief from the commission’s oceanfront setback rules in order to construct a residential structure in Oak Island.  The structure would not meet the 60-foot setback from the static line.
  • Approved a fiscal analysis for 15A NCAC 7H .1500 GP for Excavation of Upland Basins – Excavation and Bulkheads.
  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 15A NCAC 7B CAMA Land Use Planning Guidelines. 
  • Reauthorized a static line exception for the Town of Ocean Isle Beach.
  • Certified a land use plan for the City of Southport.
  • Certified a land use plan amendment for the Town of Carolina Beach.
  • Approved the Inlet Hazard Area Study report.