North Topsail Beach mayor testifies before a House natural resources subcommittee

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

or money to do, and we provided our substantial report to that agency in August of 2009 and

subsequently to this Subcommittee and its Senate counterpart. Among the facts we uncovered was

a 1983 finding by NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Risk Management that roads, a sewage

treatment plant and plans for residential development were already in place as far back as 1978. In

addition, a 1988 Department of the Interior Environmental Statement concluded that “substantial

public infrastructure (e.g. roads and utility lines) already existed at the time the units were placed in

the CBRS.” The dates of these conclusions are significant since one pre‐dates the original CBRA



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