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CRC’s Erosion Rates Hearing Oct. 30

The public hearing on oceanfront erosion rates used to determine inlet hazard areas originally set for Oct. 8 in Ocracoke has been rescheduled to Wednesday morning.

Set to begin at 10 a.m. at Hyde County Government Center, 30 Oyster Creek Road, Swan Quarter, the meeting will be simultaneously broadcast to the Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke. The public may speak at either location.

The Coastal Resources Commission is accepting comments on proposed amendments to the general use standards for ocean hazard areas, 15A NCAC 07H .0304, and the associated fiscal analysis to reflect the five-year update of the state’s oceanfront erosion rates. Erosion rates are used to establish construction setbacks for development within the Ocean Erodible Area – Areas of Environmental Concern. The proposed rule amendments can be found online.

Those unable to attend the public hearing may submit written comments by mail to NCDCM, 400 Commerce Ave., Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

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