subchapter 01c - CONFORMITY WITH NORTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

 

section .0101 general provisions

 

15A NCAC 01C .0101 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE, POLICY, AND SCOPE

(a) The purpose of the rules in this Subchapter is to establish procedures within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for conforming with the North Carolina Environmental Policy Act (NCEPA).

(b) Rules for implementation of the NCEPA (01 NCAC 25) are hereby incorporated by including subsequent amendments and editions. Copies of these Rules can be obtained from the Department of Administration, State Clearinghouse, 1302 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1302.

(c) Environmental documents shall be available to public officials and citizens before decisions are made and before actions are taken. The information shall be reliable and sufficient to allow selection among alternatives.

(d) The Secretary is the "responsible state official" for DENR. The Secretary may delegate responsibility for the implementation of the NCEPA to staff.

(e) The provisions of the rules in this Subchapter, the state rules (01 NCAC 25), and the NCEPA shall be read together as a whole in order to comply with the spirit and letter of the law.

(f) These Rules establish the procedures for determining whether an environmental document is required when DENR is the State Project Agency.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 113A‑2; 113A‑6; 113A‑9; 143B‑10;

Eff. August 1, 1989;

Transferred from T15.01D .0201 Eff. November 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2003; August 1, 1996; March 1, 1990.