RALEIGH – The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet Nov. 7-8 in Atlantic Beach to provide new commissioners with an overview of the state’s coastal program, consider amendments to rules on erosion control and other coastal issues.
The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Hilton Double Tree, 2717 W. Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach. The meeting is open to the public.
Items on the commission’s agenda include the following:
- New commissioner orientation: An orientation session will be provided for new and current commissioners on the operating and variance procedures of the commission as well as an overview of the state’s coastal program.
- Variances: The commission will hear one request for a variance from its rules.
- Beach and inlet management: The commission will hear a presentation on Carolina Beach’s inlet maintenance project and consider a development line request by Kure Beach for the siting of oceanfront development.
- Public access: Researchers from the University of North Carolina Wilmington will present an evaluation of the state’s Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program.
- Land use plans: The commission will consider amendments and updates to land use plans for Swansboro and Ocean Isle Beach.
- Coastal habitat protection: The commission will consider approval of the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan’s implementation for 2018 through 2020.
- Rule development: Amendments to rules will be discussed related to temporary erosion control, stormwater, single family residences, free standing moorings, land use planning and development lines.
- Shellfish aquaculture: The commission will hear an overview of shellfish aquaculture efforts, including the state’s shellfish leasing program and shellfish mariculture plan.
The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that advises the state Coastal Resources Commission, will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Hilton Double Tree in Atlantic Beach.
The Coastal Resources Commission establishes policies for the state’s coastal management program and adopts rules regarding coastal development in North Carolina.