15A NCAC 07H .0203      MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVE OF THE ESTUARINE AND OCEAN SYSTEM

It is the objective of the Coastal Resources Commission to conserve and manage estuarine waters, coastal wetlands, public trust areas, and estuarine and public trust shorelines, as an interrelated group of AECs, so as to safeguard and perpetuate their biological, social, economic, and aesthetic values and to ensure that development occurring within these AECs is compatible with natural characteristics so as to minimize the likelihood of significant loss of private property and public resources.  Furthermore, it is the objective of the Coastal Resources Commission to protect present common‑law and statutory public rights of access to the lands and waters of the coastal area.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑102(b)(1); 113A‑102(b)(4); 113A‑107(a); 113A‑107(b); 113A‑124;

Eff. September 9, 1977;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; October 1, 1993; September 1, 1985.