02 NCAC 59G .0102         DEFINITIONS

When used in this Subchapter:

(1)           "Best Management Practice" (BMP) means a structural or nonstructural management practice used singularly or in combination to reduce nonpoint source inputs to receiving waters.

(2)           "Certified Animal Waste Management Plan" means the animal waste management plan certified by a technical specialist as required in 15A NCAC 02T .1300 Animal Waste Management Systems.

(3)           "Commission" means the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

(4)           "EMC" means the Environmental Management Commission.

(5)           "Land application" means providing nutrients to a receiving crop by spraying, spreading, or injecting inorganic fertilizer or animal waste (including liquid, solid, or sludge) pursuant to a certified nutrient or animal waste management plan.

(6)           "NCCES" means the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

(7)           "NRCS" means the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

(8)           "Nutrient management" means managing the amount, source, placement, form, and timing of nutrients to ensure adequate fertility for plant production and to minimize the potential for water quality impairment.

(9)           "Technical Specialist" means an individual designated by the Commission to certify that the planning, design and implementation of BMPs, including all or part of an animal waste management plan, meet the standards and specifications of the Commission or NRCS.

(10)         "Technical specialist designation category" means a category specified in 02 NCAC 59G .0104(a).

(11)         "Water management" means control of water levels in the soil profile, including the use of flashboard risers or other similar structures to meet crop water needs and reduce nutrient loss.


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

Temporary Adoption Eff. October 22, 2001;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 06H .0102 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Readopted Eff. November 1, 2017.