The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will meet Aug. 24-25 at the NOAA/NCNERR Administration Building, 101 Pivers Island Road, in Beaufort. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 and 9 a.m. Aug. 25. The meeting is open to the public.
The following are some of the main items on the CRC’s agenda:
- Terminal Groins – CRC Study and Recommendations, Legislation and Permit Process – Staff members with the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, or DCM, will discuss recent legislation allowing up to four terminal groins in North Carolina inlets (S.L. 2011-387), the CRC’s terminal groin study and the permitting process for terminal groins.
- Marsh Sill and Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization – The Estuarine and Ocean Systems Subcommittee will hold a panel discussion on the use of marsh sills for stabilizing estuarine shorelines.
- Sandbag Stakeholder Recommendations – The Ocean Hazard Subcommittee will consider recommendations for revising sandbag rules.
- Estuarine Shoreline Mapping – DCM staff will present preliminary results from the division’s Estuarine Shoreline Mapping Project.
- Contested Case/Variance Request – The CRC will consider one contested case and one variance request.
- Land Use Plans – The CRC will consider a land use plan amendment for Brunswick County and a land use plan certification for Jacksonville.
- Public Input and Comment – The public may comment on any issue not on the agenda at 5 p.m. Aug. 24.
A full meeting agenda is posted on DCM’s website.