(a)  Where the project has caused significant adverse public reaction as determined from the responses to the public notice or the public hearing held by the elected board of county commissioners, or the authority, or where the facts are unclear and do not support clear finding, the secretary may hold a public hearing on the proposed project for the purpose of obtaining the views of the community to be affected.  The community is hereby defined as the county in which the project is to be located.

(b)  Public notice shall be given - least seven days prior to the hearing.  The notice shall specify the date, time, place and subject matter of the hearing.

(c)  A complete transcript of the hearing shall be prepared by the secretary.  The secretary shall provide to the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources a copy of the transcript.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 159C-7;

Eff. August 2, 1976;

Amended Eff. February 11, 1980; June 7, 1977;

Temporary Amendment Eff. January 7, 1983 for a period of 120 days to expire on May 7, 1983;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999; March 1, 1983;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.