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                                        Stormwater Rules Review and Readoption

 

Rulemaking Schedule

 (anticipated dates; subject to change)

Full Rulemaking Schedule

Public Comment Period: 
Feb. 15, 2016 - Apr. 15, 2016

EMC Adoption of Rule Package: 
July 14, 2016

 

Public Comments


DEMLR welcomes comments on the draft rules at any time.  All comments will be considered; however, only comments that are received during the formal comment period will be included in the official report of proceedings. 

 

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Public Hearings Scheduled:
Mon, March 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm @ the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson St., New Bern
  
Mon, March 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm @ the Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville

Wed, March 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm @ the Ground Floor Hearing Room, Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury St, Raleigh


DEMLR staff has worked with stakeholders to draft new stormwater rules that reflect the new "Minimum Design Criteria" and Fast-Track Permitting Process required by S.L. 2013-82.  At the same time, we've updated all of the stormwater rules in accordance with G.S. §150B-21.3A which directs state agencies to review and update their rules every 10 years. 

Note that this package of rules does not include the Water Supply Watershed rules.  Those rules are codified in a different section of administrative code and will be readopted on a different timeline (see 02B .0620-.0624).  However, local governments with Water Supply programs may begin implementing the new stormwater Minimum Design Criteria.

The proposed stormwater rules have been reorganized and, in some cases, rewritten.  Some of the benefits of the new organization and rule rewrites include:

  • Decreasing repetition from rule to rule;
  • Clarifying unclear requirements;
  • Incorporating current technology and design standards;
  • Improving consistency between the programs; and
  • Codifying policies that are actually requirements.


How will I know what's changing?

Use the indexes below to  navigate rule-by-rule between the existing rules and the proposed rules.  Existing rules are either being amended or repealed.  In addition, some new rules are being created.  Alternatively, you may bypass the indexes and view a single PDF of all the proposed stormwater rules.
 

Index of Existing Stormwater Rules

  • Existing Rule Text = Text of each existing rule as is currently appears in the NC Administrative Code
  • Proposed Action = Readopt w/ Amendments, Repeal, or Adopt
  • Notes/Guidance = Information to help connect the dots between the existing and proposed rules.

Index of Proposed Stormwater Rules  (Latest version: 12/22/2015)

  • Proposed Rule = Rule language for each rule proposed for adoption.  Shows proposed overstrikes and underlines as required by the Administrative Procedures Act (APA.)  This is the version that will be submitted to the Rules Review Commission.
  • Proposed Action = Readopt w/ Amendments, Repeal, or Adopt
  • Notes/Source of Rule Language = Additional information about the proposed changes


PDF of All Proposed Stormwater Rules (Latest version: 12/22/2015)

Regulatory Impact Analysis (Latest version: 1/13/2016)

 

 

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