(a)  BMP's eligible for cost sharing will be restricted to those BMP's listed in the Detailed Implementation Plan approved by the commission for the current program year.  BMP's shall meet the following criteria to be listed in the Detailed Implementation Plan:

(1)           All eligible BMP's must be designed to reduce the input of agricultural nonpoint source pollution into the water courses of the state or as otherwise authorized by statute.

(2)           Information establishing the average cost of the specified BMP must be available.  District BMP's may use actual costs as indicated by receipts, if average costs are not available.

(3)           Eligible BMP's shall have adequate technical specifications as set forth in Paragraph (b) of this Rule.

(b)  BMP definitions and specifications are set forth periodically in the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service Technical Guide, Section IV, Raleigh, North Carolina or by the division for district BMP's.  BMP specifications appropriate for the current program year shall be met or exceeded in order for an applicant to qualify for cost sharing.  Provisions for exceeding BMP design specifications by an applicant may be considered at the time of application with the district.  The applicant shall assume responsibility for all costs associated with exceeding BMP design specifications.

(c)  The minimum life expectancy of the BMP's shall be listed in the Detailed Implementation Plan.  Practices designated by a district shall meet the life expectancy requirement established by the division for that district BMP.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-850; 139‑8;

Eff. May 1, 1987;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 6E .0004 Eff. December 20, 1996;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1998;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 06E .0104 Eff. May 1, 2012.