Regulations for Land Disturbing Activities (North Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place North Carolina


Applies to States or Provinces North Carolina
Name Regulations for Land Disturbing Activities (North Carolina)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Primary Website http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac.asp?folderName=/Title%2015A%20-%20Environment%20and%20Natural%20Resources/Chapter%2004%20-%20Sedimentation%20Control


Last Review 2014-09-15


Information Source http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/lr/erosion

http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/lr/publications#espubs


Summary

The law requires installation and maintenance of sufficient erosion control practices to retain sediment within the boundaries of the site. It also requires that surfaces be non-erosive and stable within 15 working days or 90 calendar days after completion of the activity, whichever period is shorter. In certain High Quality watersheds this stabilization must be achieved within 15 working days or 60 calendar days after completion of the activity, whichever is shortest. An erosion and sedimentation control plan must be submitted at least 30 days before land disturbance begins on any site 1 acre or larger. The erosion and sedimentation control plan must be approved by the regulatory agency before any land-disturbing activities are begun. The erosion control plan requires a thorough evaluation of the site and the proposed land-disturbing activities in the planning phase of the development.





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