Public Hearing: Coastal Resources Commission Amendment to and Repeal of Rules

Event Description

Notice is hereby given in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.2 that the Coastal Resources Commission intends to hold a public hearing to amend the rules cited as 15A NCAC 07H .0208, .0306, .0308, 07J .1301; 07K .0207; 07M .0302, .0307, .0602, .0603 and repeal the rules cited as 15A NCAC 07M .0301, .0306 and .0308.

Link to agency website pursuant to G.S. 150B-19.1(c):  https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/coastal-management/coastal-management-rules/proposed-rules

Proposed Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Public Hearing:

Date:  May 4, 2021

Time:  1:00 p.m.

Location:  http://ncdenrits.webex.com/ncdenrits/j.php?MTID=mb7852d1658f311a552321dc4c855a511

15A NCAC 07H .0208 and 07M .0602-.0603: The Coastal Resources Commission’s floating structure policies do not specifically address Floating Upweller Systems used in shellfish aquaculture operations. These amendments clarify how they may be sited in public trust waters.

15A NCAC 07M .0300: The Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) is proposing amendments to the CAMA Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program. These amendments are intended to address implementation aspects of the Program, as well as reorganize some of the individual rules based on grant administration, local government requirements, and project selection. These changes are consistent with G.S. 150B-19.1(b) which requires agencies to identify existing rules that are unnecessary, unduly burdensome, or inconsistent with the principles set forth in 150B-19.1(a) and modify them to reduce regulatory burden.

15A NCAC 07H .0306 and 07J .1301: Currently, there are specific types of development allowed oceanward of the setback line except only when a community has a CRC approved Development Line. This was not the original intent of the Coastal Resources Commission; therefore, the CRC is amending its rules to allow those exceptions oceanward of the setback line.

15A NCAC 07H .0308 and 07K .0207: The Coastal Resources Commission proposes to amend its administrative rules in order to provide greater flexibility to local governments and government agencies in constructing public accessways and enhanced handicap access to the beach by allowing the limited use of beach matting.

Comments may be submitted to:  Braxton Davis, 400 Commerce Ave, Morehead City, NC 28557; phone (252) 808-2808

Comment period ends:  June 14, 2021

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