GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2004-1
HOUSE BILL 1411
AN ACT to designate as temporary unvegetated beach areas certain oceanfront areas on hatteras island WHere the vegetation line was destroyed by Hurricane isabel and the remnants of the vegetation line were buried by the construction of an emergency berm, as recommended by the environmental review commission.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. For purposes of implementing Article 7 of Chapter 113A of the General Statutes and rules adopted pursuant to that Article and notwithstanding any provision of that Article or those rules to the contrary, there are hereby designated as temporary unvegetated beach areas those oceanfront areas on Hatteras Island west of the new inlet breach in Dare County in which the vegetation line as shown on Dare County orthophotographs dated 4 February 2002 through 10 February 2002, was destroyed as a result of Hurricane Isabel on 18 September 2003, and the remnants of which were subsequently buried by the construction of an emergency berm. This designation shall continue until stable, natural vegetation is reestablished or until the area is permanently designated as an unvegetated beach area pursuant to 15A NCAC 07H .0304(4)(a).
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law and expires when a permanent rule that makes the designation set out in Section 1 of this act becomes effective.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 19th day of May, 2004.
s/ Beverly E. Perdue
President of the Senate
s/ Richard T. Morgan
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Michael F. Easley
Approved 11:58 a.m. this 26th day of May, 2004