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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2011

Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management meeting set

CHARLESTON – South Carolina’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management will meet on August 9 at 9 a.m. at the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control 3rd Floor Conference Room in Charleston, DHEC announced today.

The meeting agenda includes a review of the committee’s work to date and a continued discussion of policies and regulations within the state’s beachfront jurisdiction. The committee has set aside a 15-minute public comment period to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Appointed by the S.C. Board of Health and Environmental Control in October 2010, the Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management is comprised of 16 members who represent a broad range of stakeholder interests. It will consider the findings of the DHEC Shoreline Change Advisory Committee and develop specific regulatory recommendations to enhance the efficient management of coastal resources, improve coastal planning, and prepare South Carolina for emerging challenges and economic opportunities for the state’s beaches and estuarine shorelines.

More information on the committee is available on DHEC’s website at: http://www.scdhec.gov/environment/ocrm/blue_ribbon.htm.

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Note to reporters and editors: Physical address for meeting location is S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1362 McMillan Ave in Charleston. The meeting is scheduled to conclude at noon.

For more information:
Dan Burger -  (843) 953-0251
Email  --  burgdj@dhec.sc.gov
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