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State officials award grants for natural hazard planning projects

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The state Division of Coastal Management has awarded $75,000 to four local governments to help plan for future storms and flooding. “We want to do everything we can to help coastal communities plan for natural disasters,” said Michael S. Regan, secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality. “These funds will empower local governments to increase their resilience to coastal storms and flooding.”

State officials hold public hearing on Marsh Sills general permit

Friday, December 21, 2018

The state’s Division of Coastal Management (DCM) will hold a public hearing to gather comments on the revision of its permit for the construction of marsh sills. The public hearing will be held on January 8 at 5 p.m. at 400 Commerce Avenue in Morehead City.

DEQ Secretary Regan says fisheries authorizations endanger coastal resources

Friday, November 30, 2018

The N.C . Department of Environmental Quality’s Secretary Michael S. Regan released the following statement on the Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) that were issued today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to five companies for seismic testing off of North Carolina’s coast.

North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission meeting cancelled

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission meeting that was scheduled for Sept. 19-20 in Wilmington has been cancelled due to the potential impacts from Hurricane Florence and the need for state officials to focus on post-storm damage assessments and response.

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