07 NCAC 13H .0305          PUBLIC TRUST

(a)  Members of the public may bring notice to the Secretary or his or her agents of suspected violations of terms of dedications. Notice shall be made by U.S. Mail to 4601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699.   The Natural Heritage Program shall investigate notices of violations and shall maintain monitoring of all dedicated preserves. After investigation of a notice of violation, the Natural Heritage Program shall respond, via U.S. Mail, to the notifying party and recommend action to the Secretary.

(b)  The Natural Heritage Program shall maintain administrative records for dedicated areas. These shall be available for public review online at www.ncnhp.org. or at 121 West Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603, and copies shall be available at actual cost.

(c)  The State may enter into contracts and agreements with other agencies and persons to manage and monitor dedicated preserves, but the State shall not abdicate its trusteeship for dedicated lands through such contracts or agreements.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.256; 143B-135.262;

Eff. January 1, 1986;

Readopted Eff. March 1, 2017;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12H .0305 Eff. April 1, 2017.