Date

Event

Outcome

1993

March

Initial Planning Session

  • Agency commitments

August 25-26

Partners Meeting

  • Identified study area
  • Reviewed issues
  • Set goals for Task Force
  • NCDOT requested to take lead role in forming interagency Task Force and Executive Committee

October 29

Executive Committee Meeting

  • NCDOT and NPS elected co-chairs
  • Formally adopted Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Adopted "Mission Statement" and "Guiding Principles" for Task Force
  • Agreed that effort should be joint funded. NCDOT pledged $1.5 million of estimated $3 million cost

December 1-3

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Began developing scope of work
  • Developed list of 19 feasible alternatives

1994

January 24-25

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Continued work on study design
  • Continued work on cost estimates
  • Seismic/sidescan presentation

February 14-15

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Continued work on study design and cost
  • Discussed seismic/sidescan proposal

March 11

Executive Committee Meeting

  • Formally added National Marine Fisheries Service to MOU
  • Presentation on Bonner Bridge
  • Presentation on OBTF work to date
  • OBTF directed to develop plan/budget based on $7.8 million cost

April 4-5

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Finalized proposed study design and budget
  • Agreed to proposed cost sharing among member agencies
  • Finalized Offshore Sand Resources (seismic/sidescan) contract

May 17

Executive Committee Meeting

  • OBTF directed to develop "Emergency Plans"
  • Discussed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), setting out agency funding commitments and contractual arrangement with Corps of Engineers
  • Added National Marine Fisheries Service to MOA
  • Discussed draft amendment to MOU

June 29-30

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Began work on Emergency Plan process
  • Adopted amendment to MOU

August 10

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Presentation on Fast Water Transport
  • Status report on Offshore Sand Resources (seismic/sidescan) work
  • Continued work on draft Emergency Plan process

October

Executive Committee by mail

  • Adopted MOA

1995

February

Task Force by mail

  • Considered final draft of Emergency Plan protocols

February 22

Executive Committee Meeting

  • Presentation on status of Offshore Sand Resources Study
  • Approved concept of Emergency Plan protocols (final approval at later date after further refinement)
  • Discussed status of funding commitments
  • Agreed to proceed with Phase II Vibracore sampling in conjunction with Offshore Sand Resources Study
  • Approved amendment to MOU, clarifying that long-range plan effort is intended to produce an environmental document in compliance with NEPA

1998

September 22

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Rejuvenation of Task Force
  • Update on Offshore Sand Resources Study
  • Presentation on Bonner Bridge
  • Review of Emergency Plan protocols
  • Overview of "Hot Spots" on NC 12

November 16-17

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • In-depth look at "Hot Spots" on NC 12; field visit to sites
  • Range of alternatives developed by consensus for "Hot Spots"
  • Formation of subcommittee to refine Emergency Plan protocols
  • Recommendation made to renew MOU (expired 11/98)
  • Update on Offshore Sand Resources Study

1999

February 11

Executive Committee Meeting

  • Overview of History and Purpose of partnership
  • Dare County and Hyde County added as formal Partners
  • Renewal of MOU
  • Presentation on Long-Range Study plan
  • Recommendation made to approach Congress for federal appropriation for Long-Range Study
  • Status update on Emergency Plan protocols
  • Update on "Hot Spots" on NC 12
  • Presentation on Offshore Sand Resources Study

March 10

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Overview of Long-Range Planning Study and formation of Long-Range Planning Subcommittee to review scope of study
  • Update on activities of Emergency Protocol Subcommittee
  • Update on Sand Resources Study Diamond Shoals Area
  • Update on "Hot Spots" on NC 12
  • Formation of Sand Resources Subcommittee to develop a plan for locating and obtaining sand for dune restoration at "Hot Spots" for short-term and interim protection of NC 12
  • Update on planning studies and design of Bonner Bridge replacement
  • Formation of Web Page Subcommittee

June 1

Task Force Interagency Meeting

  • Agency comments on proposed immediate and interim solutions at each "Hot Spot"
  • Agreement to form a Science Panel comprised of coastal engineers and scientists to make recommendations at the "Hot Spots"

June 14

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Update on "Hot Spots" on NC 12
  • Update on funding for Long-Range Planning Study
  • Presentation on emergency response in the event of a catastrophe
  • Update on Offshore Sand Resources Study Buxton
  • Emergency Protocols Subcommittee Report
  • Sand Resources Subcommittee Report
  • Web Page Subcommittee Report

July 8

Task Force Interagency Meeting

  • Science Panel communicates findings to agencies and answers questions
  • Consensus on Science Panel recommendations
  • Identified key issues and concerns

August 31

Executive Committee by mail

  • Approved Emergency Protocols

November 1

Task Force Working Group Meeting

  • Update on "Hot Spots" on NC
  • Update on study: Beach Nourishment as Interim Measure north of Buxton
  • Update on funding for Long-Range Planning Study
  • Presentation: A Brief History of Dune Construction, Dune Stabilization and Beach Nourishment at Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Update on Offshore Sand Resources Study Frisco/Ocracoke
  • Overview of NCDOT Ferry Division Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • Update on status of Emergency Protocols
  • Update on activities of Web Page Subcommittee