Purpose: To inform attendees of upcoming revisions to the State’s beachfront jurisdictional lines anticipated to be released in August 2017.  The SC Beachfront Management Act mandates the creation and periodic revision of the state’s two beachfront jurisdictional lines, the baseline and setback line.  Oceanfront construction and reconstruction is closely regulated by the State based on the location of these two lines, which are being reviewed and potentially revised state-wide in 2017.  Under recent amendments to the Beachfront Management Act, the pending 2017 revisions will be the last time these lines can potentially be adjusted seaward.  All members of South Carolina Beach Advocates are encouraged to attend the workshop and learn how these statewide line revisions may change the State’s permitting authority on their oceanfront lands, and how they can review and comment on the proposed line changes before they become final.  Please note the lines will not have been released, and therefore not available for viewing, during the workshop.

Draft Agenda

Welcome and Purpose of Workshop

Mayor Tim Goodwin, Chair, SC Beach Advocates


Building Restrictions Under the Beachfront Management Act

Bill Eiser, Eiser Coastal Consulting (former Staff Oceanographer of DHEC-OCRM)

Regulatory Process for Property Owner Review of Proposed Line Changes

Leslie Lenhardt, Lenhardt Law Firm (former Chief Counsel of DHEC-OCRM)

Legal Issues Related to Proposed Line Changes

Mary Shahid, Nexsen Pruet Law Firm (former Chief Counsel of DHEC-OCRM)


Time will be allocated for discussion/questions from the audience during the workshop.

WORKSHOP:

Pending 2017 Revisions to SC DHEC-OCRM’s Beachfront Jurisdictional Baselines and Setback Lines


When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10am-2pm

Where: BCD COG (2nd Floor), 1362 McMillan Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405​


No cost. Registration by May 24 is required.

Light lunch provided.

Please note that SCDHEC OCRM has indicated that the revised lines will be going out for public notice in the early fall of 2017.  We will provide additional information, including dates and locations of Town Hall meetings, as it becomes available.