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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 11, 2012

Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management meeting set

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management will meet Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. in Room 406 of the Gressette Building in Columbia.

The meeting agenda includes a brief staff presentation and continued committee discussion of beachfront setback area options and the roles of state and local government in beachfront 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 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 the Gressette Building is 1101 Pendleton Street in Columbia. The meeting is scheduled to conclude at noon.

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