State coastal commission will meet July 12-13 in Beaufort


The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet July 12-13 at the NOAA/NERR Administration Building Auditorium, 101 Pivers Island in Beaufort. The meeting will begin at 1:15 p.m. on July 12 and 9 a.m. on July 13. The meeting is open to the public.

Items on the commission’s agenda include:

  • Variances – The commission will hear four requests for variances from its rules.
  • Rule Development – The commission will consider adoption of the following rule amendments: Beach Bulldozing General Permit, Marsh Sill General Permit, and Coastal Wetlands. The commission will also discuss potential amendments to its sandbag rules and policies.
  • Science Panel – The commission will consider a scope of work for its Science Panel to update Inlet Hazard Areas.
  • Coastal Environment – The commission will hear a presentation of groundwater resources and related issues in coastal North Carolina.
  • State Ports – The commission will hear a presentation on management issues at the state’s ports.

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that advises the Coastal Resources Commission, will meet at 10:00 a.m. July 12 at the NOAA/NERR Administration Building Auditorium.

A full meeting agenda is posted online at 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 in North Carolina.

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