Other Affiliation: Orange County Planning, Hillsborough, NC
Includes two short reports: PLANNING FOR WATER QUALITY IN THE COASTAL ZONE: Water quality management regulations in the State of North Carolina have traditionally been administered by various state agencies including the Department of Environmental Management (DEM permits for surface water discharges and groundwater regulations), the Division of Health Services (large sewage disposal systems), and by local governments (local health department permits for septic systems and land use planning regulations that address watershed protection). In North Carolina's coastal zone, land use planning for the protection of water quality has been addressed at the state level since 1979. Sedimentation controls and limitations on impervious surfaces along estuarine shorelines were imposed by the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA). A broader initiative was needed, however. In response the Division of Coastal Management (DCM) and the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) agreed that coastal water quality and, in particular, the impact of non-point source pollution on coastal waters should be the priority issue for the 1985 agency work program. OPENING CLOSED DOORS: WORKER-OWNERSHIP INITIATIVES: Planners in states and regions where plant closings have had a devastating impact on the economic and social health of their communities are struggling to develop viable long-term job creation and retention strategies. Worker-ownership is one strategy that has gained recognition as an effective economic development program for some communities. Successful models for regional economic cooperatives remain, however, relatively undeveloped. An exemplary and potentially replicable model for economic development planners is the worker-ownership support agency network in North Carolina.