(a)  As a component of the annual strategy plan, the district shall prioritize both cropland and animal operations according to pollution potential.  The district shall target technical and financial assistance to facilitate BMP implementation on the identified critical areas.

(b)  Priority by the district may be given to implementing systems of BMP's which provide the most cost effective reduction of nonpoint source pollution.

(c)  All applicants shall apply to the district and complete the necessary forms in order to receive cost share payments.

(d)  The district shall review each application and the feasibility of each application.  The district shall review and approve the evaluation and assign priority for cost sharing.  All applicants shall be informed of cost share approval or denial.

(e)  Upon approval of the application by the district, the applicant and the district shall enter into a cost share agreement.  The cost share agreement shall list the practices to be cost shared with state funds.  The agreement shall also include the average cost of the recommended practice(s), cost incentive payment of the practice(s), and the expected implementation date of the practice(s).  The District shall develop CPO's, which shall become a part of the cost share agreement.

(f)  Upon completion of practice(s) implementation, the technical representative of the district shall notify the district of compliance with design specifications.

(g)  Upon notification, the district shall review the CPO.  Upon approval, the district shall certify the practices in the CPO and notify the Division to make payment to the applicant.

(h)  Upon receipt of a quarterly statement from the district, the Division shall reimburse to the district the appropriate amount for technical and clerical assistance.

(i)  The district shall be responsible for and approve all BMP inspections as set forth in Rule .0107(e) of this Section to insure proper maintenance and continuation under the cost share agreement.

(j)  The district shall keep appropriate records dealing with the program.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-840; 106-850; 139‑4; 139‑8;

Eff. May 1, 1987;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 6E .0008 Eff. December 20, 1996;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2008; November 1, 1997;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 06E .0108 Eff. May 1, 2012.