(A)   Creation of position. The Town of Duck shall designate 1 or more employee(s) to hold the position of Local Permit Officer.
   (B)   Qualifications:
      (1)   Any designated Local Permit Officer shall be required to complete an initial training course from the Division of Coastal Management (DCM), within 12 months of appointment;
      (2)   The Local Permit Officer(s) shall attend all regional work sessions held by DCM to inform and coordinate the activities of the Local Permit Officers in each region; and
      (3)   In addition, the Local Permit Officer shall be knowledgeable of other local, state or federal permit or regulatory requirements.
   (C)   Appointments.
      (1)   The Town of Duck shall notify the Commission of the names of all designated Local Permit Officers.
      (2)   In order to continue to process permits in a timely fashion and to avoid the issuance of passive grants, the town shall immediately notify the Division of Coastal Management (DCM) and the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) in writing when the Local Permit Officer resigns or is for any reason unable to perform his or her duties.
      (3)   This notice shall indicate the method or methods by which the locality will continue to process permits in a thorough and timely fashion.
      (4)   These methods can include, but are not limited to, the following:
         (a)   The appointment of a temporary Local Permit Officer (LPO) until a time as a permanent replacement is selected;
         (b)   The appointment of 1 or more LPO(s);
         (c)   Evidence that an agreement exists between the locality and another appropriate agency for the assumption of the permit program; and
         (d)   A formal request that the Secretary/DCM assume the permit function for the locality.
(Ord. 06-03, passed 5-3-2006)