N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet July 16 in Beaufort

Raleigh

RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, or CRC, will meet in Beaufort, N.C., July 16 to discuss rule development, land use planning and other coastal issues.

The 10:30 a.m. meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the auditorium of the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building,101 Pivers Island Road.

Items on the CRC’s agenda include:

· CRC Rule Development The commission will discuss draft rule language related to thedevelopment of a State Ports Inlet Management Area of Environmental Concern, or AECs. The CRC will also consider adoption of amendments to15A NCAC 7H .0304 AECs Within Ocean Hazard Areas, which would repeal the High Hazard Flood Area of Environmental Concern.

· Land Use Planning – The CRC will consider an amendment to the land use plan for the town of Carolina Beach.

· Sandbag Use The Coastal Resources Advisory Council will discuss the commission’s sandbag rules and policies.

· Variances – The CRC will hear two requests for variances from its rules.

· Public Input and Comment – Members of the public may comment on CRC issues at 1:15 p.m.

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Coastal Reserves Classroom at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building in Beaufort.

A full meeting agenda is posted on the N.C. Division of Coastal Management’s website at www.nccoastalmanagement.net . 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 and policies regarding coastal development within areas of environmental concern.

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