Advocate Goals: 2019

State Advocate Goals:

• Protect Shallow Draft Inlet Funding

• Request NC Coastal Storm Damage Funding

• Acquire NC and FEMA Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Funds

• Defeat attempts to increase Homeowners insurance in coastal areas

• Promote Community Rating System (CRS) discounts for flood insurance

• Remove state restrictions on how Terminal Groin projects are funded

• Request funding to study the potential positive impact of a terminal groin on New Topsail Inlet boating navigation

• Request the state to find locations to dispose of non-federal project dredge materials

• Request that NCDEQ study and develop rules that permit the construction of revetments that prevent the flooding of the sound-side of barrier islands

• Develop method to assist towns with funding response provided by FEMA

• Notify TISPC of pending legislation that impacts Topsail Island

Federal Advocate Goals:

• Continue to lobby for the passage of S.1745 and H.R.4692 CBRA Legislation for NTB

• Request legislation to allow inlet sand inside CBRS for beach restoration

• Lobby for new-start funding for the Surf City/N. Topsail Beach Shoreline Protection Project

• Find solution that allows FEMA funds administration to work in real time

• Request that the NC Congressional Leaders notify the TISPC of pending legislation that impacts Topsail Island beach, inlet or sound

NCBWIA Goals:

• Participate in efforts to obtain NC Coastal Storm Damage Funding

• Be involved with the understanding and impacts of off-shore drilling and exploration

• Be involved with the understanding and the impact of sea-level rise on coastal and sound-side flooding

• Be involved with the understanding and the impact of developing oyster farms on the commercial shell fishery industry and the environment.

• Be involved with the understanding of CRC regulations as they impact dune structures and other flood control measures for communities.

• Be involved with efforts to find solutions for spoil areas for the disposal of non-federal
dredge materials


View the TISPC-2019-Goals as a pdf file

2018