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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 17, 2012

Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management meeting set

CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management will meet Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. in Room 406 of the Gressette Building in Columbia, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

The meeting agenda includes two presentations on the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System and coastal property insurance, in addition to committee discussion about the role of local governments in coastal management. The committee has set aside a 15-minute public comment period to begin at 9:15 a.m.

Appointed by the DHEC Board in October 2010, the Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management comprises 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 the meeting location is the Gressette Building, Room 406, 1101 Pendleton Street in Columbia. The meeting is scheduled to conclude at noon.

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