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for Water Resources Research Institute News Vol. Issue 282, July/Aug 1993
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A study for the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission in1988 showed less than 12,000 acres of maritime forest remaining in North Carolina and found most of it in private ownership. The study predicted that at the current rate of development on barrier islands, most of the privately owned maritime forests would be destroyed or significantly altered in the next decade. Recommendations include developing local ordinances to protect the forests or acquire tracts of the forest.
North Carolina Senate Bill 875 was introduced to correct fragmented, inconsistent and unfair laws on interbasin transfers. Legislators and water resources experts discussed fundamental questions of water rights and the appropriate roles of local and state governments in water resources management at a forum in June. Among discussion were the riparian rights doctrine, economic and ecological issues.
On June 30, the North Carolina Commission for Health Services adopted amendments to the state’s Solid Waste Management Rules. Changes were needed for North Carolina to be approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to implement its own solid waste management program. There are significant changes for local governments that operate landfills that receive household and other types of non-hazardous solid waste.