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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2012

Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management meeting set

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management will meet May 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the State House Senate Chambers, third floor conference room, 1100 Gervais Street in Columbia.

The meeting agenda includes continued committee discussion regarding the issuance of emergency orders and the use of sandbags to protect coastal property. There will be a brief presentation and committee discussion regarding beach renourishment and groins. The committee has set aside a 15-minute public comment period to begin at 9:45 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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For media inquiries:
Dan Burger – (843) 953-0251
Email – burgerdj@dhec.sc.gov
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