Alabama Department of Environmental Management

THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2013 at 6:00pm
SHELBY BLDG (Sea Lab) on Dauphin Island

The Town of Dauphin Island has applied with ADEM to be delegated the authority to issue Coastal Area Non-Regulated Use Permits for the construction, repair and reconstruction activities on properties intersected by the Construction Control Line (CCL) within the Town's jurisdiction.  A public forum will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6PM at the Shelby Building (DI Sea Lab) to receive comments.

Dauphin Island waterfront property owners, particularly those with lots on the Gulf beach, are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Some suggested questions for the meeting:

  • Why is the Town seeking this authority?

  • What is the purpose of the authority?

  • What is the effect of the Town’s plan to establish a new mean high tide line on the Construction Control Line, as it relates to private property, since ADEM rules require that a permit be obtained prior to construction of any new structure or substantially improving any existing structure?

  • If the mean high tide line is changed, what happens to the CCL?

  • What are the criteria for moving the mean high tide line?

  • What is the relationship of this proposed authority to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan 2030, particularly the issue of “Severe Repetitive Losses” that many property owners now face (the effect on insurance rates, etc.)?

Information about the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Coastal Management Program including the review and permit process can be found at their website:



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