State coastal commission will meet Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Atlantic Beach


The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Hilton Double Tree, 2717 West Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach. The meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 9 a.m. on Dec. 1. The meeting is open to the public.

Items on the commission’s agenda include:

  • Variances – The commission will hear one request for variances from its rules.
  • Rule Development – The commission will consider proposed amendments to the following rules: Development Line Procedures, Free Standing Moorings and Sediment Criteria Sampling Methodology. The commission will also consider adoption of amendments to the General Use Standards for Ocean Hazard Areas, or oceanfront setback “grandfathering” provisions.
  • Fiscal Analysis Approval – The commission will consider adoption of the fiscal analysis for temporary erosion control structures and for the Planning and Management Grant Program.
  • Land Use Planning – The commission will consider certification of New Hanover County’s comprehensive land use plan.
  • Beach and Inlet Management – The commission will hear presentation on the draft dredging memorandum of agreement between the state’s environmental department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Other Various Coastal Issues – The commission will hear presentations on Hurricane Matthew impacts and preliminary flood insurance rates maps for coastal North Carolina.

The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that advises the Coastal Resources Commission, will meet at 1:00 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Hilton Double Tree on West Fort Macon Road.  

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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