Just spotted this on the Island Free Press:
"The state Division of Coastal Management is seeking public comments on a legislatively required study of beach erosion." Check out the link and you'll see that the comments have to be written.
"Comments must be written, and may be either general or specific. Comments should be submitted to Tancred Miller at the N.C. Division of Coastal Management by email at Tancred.Miller@ncdenr.gov or by mail at 400 Commerce Ave., Morehead City, N.C., 28557. The deadline for submitting comments is Dec. 31...."
..."Because the timeframe for the study is short, the division will not be able to make a draft report available for public comment, but will include all comments received as an appendix to the final report."
The comments are open to the public.