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Alabama Department of Environmental Management
ADEM PUBLIC MEETING
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
What is the relationship of this proposed authority to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan 2030,
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: