North Topsail Beach mayor testifies before a House natural resources subcommittee

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM.

were previously validated by USFWS in 1982 as developed were also erroneously added to the

System. The 2000 Coastal Barrier Reauthorization Act (CBRRA) codified the criteria used to assess

the “level of infrastructure” when “undeveloped” coastal barriers are recommended for inclusion

in the System, and for reviewing a unit’s development status at the time of inclusion.

“H.R. 187 creates a new map for CBRS Unit L06. We propose that this new map removes 659 residentially

developed acres, 1.0 square miles, of North Topsail Beach from the CBRS designation. 2155 acres of

undeveloped and environmentally sensitive lands, North Topsail Beach’s Conservation District, remain



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