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CRMC hosting Coastal Hazard Application workshop

December 20, 2019, WAKEFIELD – The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) will be holding a workshop in January to explain and demonstrate the use of its new Coastal Hazards Application (CHA) worksheet and online viewer. The worksheet is a required element for many CRMC Assent applications (see webpage for details).

Consultants, engineers, current and prospective CRMC applicants, and coastal property owners, municipal officials and staff are invited to attend the free workshop on January 15, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus’s Coastal Institute auditorium. CRMC staff will walk attendees through the worksheet and viewer, and review when the CHA is required, what information is required, how to fill out the worksheet, how the information is recorded and what it means for the proposed project. The objective of the workshop is to walk participants through the application process using an example case study, the online viewer and application form. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of CRMC policy and permit staff.

The worksheet and online viewer were created to help applicants assess future flooding, storm surge and erosion risk to coastal property, and are now a required part of the CRMC permitting process for many projects. The CRMC website and Chapter 5 of the CRMC’s R.I. Shoreline Change (Beach) Special Area Management Plan give additional background information.

Who should attend?
This workshop is open to the public, but particularly targeted to consultants, engineers, municipal officials and staff, coastal property owners—anyone who submits CRMC assent applications, or is interested in evaluating future flooding, storm surge and erosion risk to coastal property.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
3:30 p.m.

Coastal Institute Auditorium
University of Rhode Island Bay Campus
218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02874

To register, go to


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