State coastal agency seeking public
comments on beach erosion study
The state Division of Coastal Management is seeking public comments on a legislatively required study of beach erosion.
2015 Appropriations Act, Session Law 2015-241, requires the division to
study and develop a proposed strategy for preventing, mitigating and
remediating the effects of beach erosion in North Carolina. The study
must consider efforts by other states and countries to prevent beach
erosion and ocean overwash and to renourish and sustain beaches and
coastlines. A study report is due to the General Assembly by Feb. 15,
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments to be included in an appendix to the report.
must be written, and may be either general or specific. Comments should
be submitted to Tancred Miller at the N.C. Division of Coastal
Management by email at Tancred.Miller@ncdenr.gov or by mail at 400 Commerce Ave., Morehead City, N.C., 28557. The deadline for submitting comments is Dec. 31.
the timeframe for the study is short, the division will not be able to
make a draft report available for public comment, but will include all
comments received as an appendix to the final report.