2015 CRC Actions

Dec. 8, 2015 CRC Actions

  • Granted a variance to the North Carolina Ports Authority, who sought relief from the commission’s rules regarding dredging in Primary Nursery Areas in order to perform new dredging to enlarge an existing turning basin at the Wilmington port facility.

Nov. 2015 CRC Actions

  • Approved a variance request from TJ’s Land Development, LLC, who sought relief from the commission’s coastal wetland rules in order to increase the width of a permitted pier over coastal wetlands from six feet to eight feet.
  • Approved a variance request from the Town of Carolina Beach, who sought relief from the commission’s ocean hazard setback rules in order to construct a northern extension to the town’s existing boardwalk.
  • Approved a variance request from Riggings Homeowners, Inc., who sought relief from the commission’s rules for sandbag use in order to rebuild an existing sandbag structure and keep the structure in place until such time as their proposed Habitat Enhancement Project and/or a renourishment project can be completed. The variance order has five conditions: petitioner must remove any existing visible sandbag debris; any new sandbags placed shall be installed in conformance with the commission’s sandbag rules, with the exception of the time limits in .0308(a)(2)(F); the sandbag structures may remain in place for five years; the existing sandbag structures must be replaced within nine months; and the Riggings HOA must submit an annual written update of progress on alternative erosion-control solutions to the commission’s Executive Secretary.
  • Approved an amendment to CRC Internal Operating Procedures – Article III Officers and Executive Secretary, Second Vice Chair.
  • Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7B State Guidelines for Land Use Planning.
  • Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7L Local Planning & Management Grants.
  • Approved a fiscal analysis for amendments to 15A NCAC 07H .0304(1) Ocean Erodible AEC Calculation, which amends the formula for calculating the width of the Ocean Erodible AEC.
  • Certified a land use plan for the Town of Topsail Beach.
  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 7H .0306 to expand the oceanfront setback grandfathering privilege to multi-family residential structures over 5,000 square feet.
  • Approved for public hearing modification of the General Permit for beach bulldozing to allow post-storm beach bulldozing seaward of the mean high water mark in the Ocean Hazard AEC.
  • Approved for public hearing amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .2700 GP for the Construction of Marsh Sills.
  • Approved for public hearing temporary rules for amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .0308 Specific Use Standards for Ocean Hazard Areas; 15A NCAC 7H .1704 General Permit for Emergency Work – General Conditions; and 7H .1705 Specific Conditions as directed by the 2015 Appropriations Act.
  • Approved for public comment revisions to the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan.

 

Sept. 2015 CRC Actions

  • Approved a fiscal analysis for Development Line and Static Line amendments.
  • Certified a land use plan for the town of Pine Knoll Shores.
  • Certified an amendment to the land use plan for the city of Jacksonville.
  • Reappointed all current CRAC members and appointed Beth Midgette and Johnny Martin to the CRAC
  • Directed DCM staff to develop temporary rules to address legislation regarding temporary erosion control structures.
  • Directed DCM staff to work with CRAC to reexamine existing sandbag rules and recommend new standards.
  • Adopted staff’s recommendations on amendments to 15A NCAC 07H .0304 AECs Within Ocean Hazard Area, which change the boundary of the Ocean Erodible Area of Environmental Concern by removing the 100-year storm recession line from the calculation, and by multiplying the applicable erosion rate by a factor of 90 rather than the current factor of 60.

July 2015 CRC Actions

  • Granted a variance request from Carteret County with the Down East Council, who sought relief from the commission’s coastal wetland rules in order to install a welcome sign on county property near the New River Bridge. CRC rules limit development in coastal wetlands to water-dependent uses.
  • Granted a variance request from the Town of North Topsail Beach, who sought relief from the commission’s sandbag rules in order to retain a geotextile containment tube that was installed as a temporary stabilization method during construction of a sandbag revetment project. As a condition of the permit, the tube was to have been removed following completion of the sandbag structure construction. The town had requested that the tuberemain part of the temporary erosion control structure until March 31, 2016 or until the completion of Onslow County’s channel maintenance/beach disposal activities, whichever is later. The geotextile tube will be allowed to remain in place until the completion of the Onslow County beach disposal activities or June 30, 2016, whichever is earlier.
  • Adopted amendments to 15A NCAC 7H .0304 AECs Within Ocean Hazard Areas, which would repeal the High Hazard Flood Area of Environmental Concern.
  • Certifiedan amendment to the land use plan for the town of Carolina Beach.

April 2015 CRC Actions

  • Granted a variance request from Wineducks, LLC, who sought relief from the commission’s Coastal Shoreline buffer rules in order to construct additions to an existing elevated wooden deck and reposition an existing stairway leading to the deck on a commercial structure in Duck.
  • Granted a variance request from Parker/US Life Saving Service, LLC, who sought relief from the commission’s Coastal Shoreline buffer rules in order to construct a single-family residence on a lot adjacent to Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach. Petitioners must install an engineered stormwater collection system as a condition of the variance.
  • Adopted 15A NCAC 7H .1500 General Permit for Excavation of Upland Basins.
  • Approved the Fiscal Analysis for amendments to 15A NCAC 7B CAMA Land Use Planning Guidelines and 7L Local Planning and Management Grants.
  • Approved the final report of 7B Land Use Planning Rules to send to the Rules Review Commission.
  • Reauthorized the existing static line exceptions for the towns of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach and Emerald Isle for five years.
  • Voted to send a resolution to each member of the CRC Science Panel and Drs. Houston and Dean thanking them for their work on the Sea Level Rise Report Update.
  • Approved for public hearing proposed rules for establishing local development lines

Feb. 2015 CRC Actions

 

  • Adopted 15A NCAC 7K .0208 Single Family Residences Exempted
  • Voted to move forward with review of 7B Land Use Planning Rules.

  • Approved the draft legislative report of 7B Land Use Planning Rules.
  • Voted to request DENR opinion on beneficial use of dredged materials at state ports inlet areas.
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  • Voted to move forward with the concept of a development line for nourished beaches, and establish a working group to develop details and requirements.