DHEC/OCRM Proposed Beachfront Jurisdictional Lines

The S.C. Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management released their proposed changes to the state’s beachfront jurisdictional lines. All information regarding the proposed changes can be viewed at http://www.scdhec.gov/beach/BeachfrontJurisdiction/

You can review the current and proposed jurisdictional lines by launching the S.C. Beachfront Jurisdiction Viewer: https://gis.dhec.sc.gov/shoreline/. An accompanying “Line Report” has been prepared to document how the new proposed line positions were established on Pawleys Island. The proposed jurisdictional lines are 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 started on October 6, 2017, and will close on November 6, 2017. Instructions for submitting public comment is 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.

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