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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2011

Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management to hold second meeting

CHARLESTON, S.C. – South Carolina's Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management will hold its second meeting on April 19 at 9 a.m. at the state Department of Natural Resources Board Room in Columbia, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

The meeting agenda includes a brief staff presentation and discussion of existing goals, objectives and policies related to beachfront retreat. The committee has set aside a 15-minute public comment period to begin at 11:30 am.

Appointed by the DHEC Board 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 Natural Resources Board Room, Rembert C. Dennis Building, 1000 Assembly Street, Columbia. The meeting is scheduled to conclude at 12:30 p.m.

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