N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Nov. 17-18 in Atlantic Beach

Raleigh

RALEIGH – The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission, or CRC, will meet Nov. 17-18 at the Hilton Doubletree in Atlantic Beach. The meeting is open to the public.

Items on the CRC’s agenda include:

· CRC Rule Development The commission will discuss draft rule language related totemporary rules for sandbag structures as required by the 2015 Appropriations Act, and options for rule amendments to address grandfathering provisions for oceanfront structure setbacks. The commission will also discuss recommendations related to a general permit for the construction of marsh sills and a general permit to allow post-storm beach bulldozing below the mean high water line.

· Action Items – The commission will consider adopting revisions to its land use planning rules, and certification of the Town of Topsail Beach Land Use Plan.

· Variances – The commission will hear three requests for variances from its rules.

· Sea-Leve Rise Report Update N.C.Division of Coastal Management staff will provide an update on public comments received on the draft 2015 update to the Sea-Level Rise Report and discuss next steps.

· Coastal Habitat Protection Plan – The CRC will hear recommendations for updates to the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan.

· Public Hearing – Members of the public may comment on proposed beachfront development line rules.

· Public Input and Comment – Members of the public may comment on CRC issues at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 18.

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Hilton Doubletree.

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 N.C. Coastal Management program and adopts rules and policies regarding coastal development within areas of environmental concern.

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