The panel will continue its review of Inlet Hazard Area boundaries at the virtual meeting Feb. 29 and discuss any updates on sea level rise data.
Coastal Resources Commission
The state Coastal Resources Commission this week in Wilmington featured an observance and look back at the N.C. Coastal Area Management Act’s first 50 years.
When first considered 50 years ago, North Carolina’s Coastal Area Management Act was hotly controversial environmental legislation, and despite challenges past and present, it remains the state’s only attempt to forge a partnership for regional resource management.
The state is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration of the Coastal Area Management Act, or CAMA, as part of the Coastal Resources Commission’s February meeting in Wilmington.
The Coastal Resources Commission is giving the public more time to submit written comments on a series of proposed temporary rules state coastal management officials say are critical in day-to-day operations.
Tancred Miller becomes the new Division of Coastal Management director effective Monday.
Few turned out for hearings the Division of Coastal Management held in Dare, Carteret and Onslow counties for the temporary replacements for “critical” protections Codifier of Rules Ashley B. Snyder — Sen. Phil Berger’s daughter — stripped from the books last year.
Coastal Resources Commission Chair Renee Cahoon received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, considered to be the highest honor for state service granted by the Office of the Governor.
The Coastal Resources Commission is expected to vote in February on the temporary rules approved to replace those deleted after Rules Review Commission objections.
The Coastal Resources Commission on Wednesday adopted 16 emergency rules to temporarily replace the most critical of the 30 that were stripped from the books after the Rules Review Commission objected to them in October.
The 7-4 vote to reinstate Renee Cahoon came after new commission member Jordan Hennessy’s motion to delay a vote on the chair until after the entire board had been seated.
The meeting is set for 9 a.m. at the Beaufort Hotel, 2440 Lennoxville Road. A public comment period is scheduled for 11:45 a.m.
Coastal Resources Commission members, during their in-person meeting Sept. 21, are expected to hear a permit variance and hold public hearings for other rules currently in development.
The Beaufort Citizens Alliance had nominated the Gibbs Creek watershed as a coastal complex natural area of environmental concern.
As potential development looms, some Beaufort residents are asking the Coastal Resources Commission to extend protections for Gibbs Creek watershed in North River.
“Comprehensive Land Use Planning in Coastal North Carolina — Guidance for Local Governments,” is available on the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Division of Coastal Management website.