2012-11-29 / News

CRMC extends deadline for emergency permitting

In response to the volume and type of emergency permits issued following Hurricane Sandy, the Coastal Resources Management Council will extend its deadline for emergency permitting.

The original deadline was May 13, 2013. Property owners and municipalities will now have through Aug. 31 to complete the work under the emergency permit.

Property owners and municipalities had requested more time for completing the work allowed under these permits, including repair of residential, commercial and recreational structures, and restoration of beaches and dunes.

Coastal Rhode Island residents with storm-related property damage should contact the CRMC at 783-3370. While the CRMC does not handle permitting for restoration of interior spaces, it does oversee structural and exterior damage pertaining to storm events. Property owners should also contact their local building authority.

Any structures in Type 1 waters that were damaged in the storm will have to be assessed by CRMC staff on a case-by-case basis, as well as those with exposed septic systems. The CRMC will coordinate with the state Department of Environmental Management for wastewater determinations.

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