01 NCAC 25 .0606             RECORD OF DECISION

At the time of its decision to take an action for which an EIS was prepared as a decision‑making tool, the responsible agency shall prepare a concise public record of decision not to exceed 4 pages in length.  The record may be integrated into any other record prepared by the agency for the proposed activity, but shall include the following information:

(1)           a statement of what the decision was and the project or program it was for;

(2)           identification of all alternatives considered and specifying those considered environmentally preferable;

(3)           a discussion of why the chosen alternative is most appropriate; based upon economic or technical considerations, or agency statutory mission, and how it balances environmental and other state policies;

(4)           a certification that all means of avoiding or minimizing environmental impacts set out in the EIS will be incorporated into the project or program, and if not, why they are not.  A copy of the record of decision shall be sent to the Clearinghouse to be sent to all review agencies, and a notice of its availability shall be published in the Environmental Bulletin.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑1 through 113A‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1986;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 2, 2016.