SECTION .0300 ‑ OCEAN HAZARD AREAS
15A NCAC 07H .0301 OCEAN HAZARD CATEGORIES
The next broad grouping is composed of those AECs that are considered natural hazard areas along the Atlantic Ocean shoreline where, because of their special vulnerability to erosion or other adverse effects of sand, wind, and water, uncontrolled or incompatible development could unreasonably endanger life or property. Ocean hazard areas include beaches, frontal dunes, inlet lands, and other areas in which geologic, vegetative and soil conditions indicate a substantial possibility of excessive erosion or flood damage.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113A‑107(a); 113A‑107(b); 113A‑113(b)(6a); 113A‑113(b)(6b); 113A‑113(b)(6d);
Eff. September 9, 1977.