Subject: DHEC OCRM'S PROPOSED BEACHFRONT JURISDICTIONAL LINES

I am emailing to give a courtesy notice that OCRM will be releasing proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines tomorrow morning. All information regarding the proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines will be available at http://www.scdhec.gov/beach/BeachfrontJurisdiction/ tomorrow morning.

Interested parties will also be able review the current and proposed jurisdictional lines by launching the S.C. Beachfront Jurisdiction Viewer: https://gis.dhec.sc.gov/shoreline/. The proposed beachfront jurisdictional lines will be viewable tomorrow morning. An accompanying “Line Report” has been prepared to document how the new proposed line positions were established on each beach. The proposed jurisdictional lines and Line Reports will both be available for public review through the South Carolina Beachfront Jurisdiction Viewer and by appointment in DHEC OCRM offices in Beaufort, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. To schedule an appointment, please call:

Beaufort – (843) 846-9400

Charleston – (843) 953-2000

Myrtle Beach – (843) 238-4528

A 30-day public comment period will commence on October 6, 2017, and will close on November 6, 2017. Instructions for submitting public comment are available through the S.C. Beachfront Jurisdiction Viewer and will be provided at each regional public hearing.

Public Hearings will afford the opportunity for the general public to view the proposed state beachfront jurisdictional lines during the open public comment period. Regional Public Hearings are scheduled as follows:

October 23, 2017, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Technical College of Lowcountry Auditorium 

921 Ribaut Road 

Beaufort, SC 29901

 

October 24, 2017, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

North Charleston Council Chambers

2500 City Hall Lane 

North Charleston, SC 29406 

 

October 25, 2017, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Horry Georgetown Technical College

Thomas Mauser Auditorium, Building 600

950 Crabtree Lane Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Current state beachfront jurisdictional lines will remain in effect until revised lines are established and adopted in final form. As required by statute, DHEC will complete its revision process prior to December 31, 2017. However, proposed jurisdictional lines are subject to the administrative appeals process.

Lastly, we understand that you will more than likely receive an influx of questions regarding the proposed lines. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions and direct your citizens' concerns our way. Please direct specific questions to our Charleston office: 843-953-0200.    

Friday, October 6, 2017 8:26:00 AM