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State coastal commission will meet on Feb. 13 and 14 in Sunset Beach

Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet in Sunset Beach next week to hear requests for variances from its rules, legal and program updates and a discussion of rule development.   

The commission plans to meet Feb. 13 and 14 at the Sea Trail Convention Center, 75A Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach. The meeting starts at 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 13 and is open to the public.

Items on the commission’s agenda include:

  • Variances – The commission will hear two requests for variances from its rules.
  • Legal updates – The commission will hear updates on litigation of interest and an annual report on alternative solutions to address erosion at the Riggings, a condominium complex in Kure Beach.
  • Rule development – Fiscal analyses will be discussed related to proposed rule amendments for dune protection, consistency with the Environmental Management Commissions’ coastal stormwater rules, exemptions for single family residences and land use planning requirements. Amendments to rules will also be discussed related to land use planning public hearings and local adoption requirements and sediment criteria for beach nourishment projects.
  • Program updates – The commission will hear presentations on updates to the commission’s science panel, the division’s minor permit program, the commission’s ocean energy policies and ocean energy activities.

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that advises the state Coastal Resources Commission, will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Sea Trail Convention Center, 75A Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach.

A full meeting agenda is posted online at: https://deq.nc.gov/february-2018-meeting-agenda. Times indicated on the agenda for individual items are subject to change.

The Coastal Resources Commission establishes policies for the state’s coastal management program and adopts
rules regarding coastal development in North Carolina.

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