15A NCAC 02B .0313       ROANOKE RIVER BASIN

(a)  Effective February 1, 1976, the adopted classifications assigned to the waters within the Roanoke River Basin are set forth in the Roanoke River Basin Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards, which may be inspected at the following places:

(1)           the Internet at http://h2o.enr.state.nc.us/csu/; and

(2)           the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources:

(A)          Raleigh Regional Office

                3800 Barrett Drive

                Raleigh, North Carolina

(B)          Washington Regional Office

                943 Washington Square Mall

                Washington, North Carolina

(C)          Winston-Salem Regional Office

                585 Waughtown Street Winston-Salem, North Carolina

(D)          Division of Water Quality

                Regional Office

                512 North Salisbury Street

                Raleigh, North Carolina.

(b)  Unnamed Streams.  Such streams entering Virginia are classified "C", except that all backwaters of John H. Kerr Reservoir and the North Carolina portion of streams tributary thereto not otherwise named or described shall carry the classification "B," and all backwaters of Lake Gaston and the North Carolina portion of streams tributary thereto not otherwise named or described shall carry the classification "C and B".

(c)  The Roanoke River Basin Schedule of Classification and Water Quality Standards was amended effective:

(1)           May 18, 1977;

(2)           July 9, 1978;

(3)           July 18, 1979;

(4)           July 13, 1980;

(5)           March 1, 1983;

(6)           August 1, 1985;

(7)           February 1, 1986.

(d)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin was amended effective July 1, 1991 with the reclassification of Hyco Lake (Index No. 22-58) from Class C to Class B.

(e)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin was amended effective August 3, 1992 with the reclassification of all water supply waters (waters with a primary classification of WS-I, WS-II or WS-III).  These waters were reclassified to WS-I, WS-II, WS-III, WS-IV or WS-V as defined in the revised water supply protection rules, (15A NCAC 2B .0100, .0200 and .0300) which became effective on August 3, 1992. In some cases, streams with primary classifications other than WS were reclassified to a WS classification due to their proximity and linkage to water supply waters.  In other cases, waters were reclassified from a WS classification to an alternate appropriate primary classification after being identified as downstream of a water supply intake or identified as not being used for water supply purposes.

(f)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin was amended effective August 1, 1998 with the reclassification of Cascade Creek (Camp Creek) [Index No. 22-12] and its tributaries from its source to the backwaters at the swimming lake from Class B to Class B ORW, and reclassification of Indian Creek [index No. 22-13] and its tributaries from its source to Window Falls from Class C to Class C ORW.

(g)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin was amended effective August 1, 1998 with the reclassification of Dan River and Mayo River WS-IV Protected Areas.  The Protected Areas were reduced in size.

(h)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin was amended effective April 1, 1999 as follows:

(1)           Hyco River, including Hyco Lake below elevation 410 [Index No. 22-58-(0.5)] was reclassified from Class B to Class WS-V B.

(2)           Mayo Creek (Maho Creek) (Mayo Reservoir) [Index No. 22-58-15] was reclassified from its source to the dam of Mayo Reservoir from Class C to Class WS-V.

(i)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin was amended effective April 1, 2001 as follows:

(1)           Fullers Creek from source to a point 0.8 mile upstream of Yanceyville water supply dam [Index No. 22-56-4-(1)] was reclassified from Class WS-II to Class WS-III.

(2)           Fullers Creek from a point 0.8 mile upstream of Yanceyville water supply dam to Yanceyville water supply dam [Index No. 22-56-4-(2)] was reclassified from Class WS-II CA to Class WS-III CA.

(j)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin was amended effective November 1, 2007 with the reclassification of Hanging Rock Hillside Seepage Bog near Cascade Creek [Index No. 22-12-(2)] to Class WL UWL as defined in 15A NCAC 02B .0101.  The Division of Water Quality maintains a Geographic Information Systems data layer of the UWL.

(k)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin was amended effective July 3, 2012 as follows:

(1)           a portion of the Dan River [Index No. 22-(39)] (including tributaries) from the City of Roxboro's intake, located approximately 0.7 mile upstream of NC Highway 62, to a point approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the City of Roxboro's intake from Class C to Class WS-IV CA.

(2)           a portion of the Dan River [Index No. 22-(39)] (including tributaries) from a point approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the City of Roxboro's intake to the North Carolina-Virginia state line from Class C to Class WS-IV.

(l)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Roanoke River Basin is amended effective January 1, 2013 as follows:

(1)           a portion of the Roanoke River [Index No. 23-(26)] (including tributaries) from the Martin County Regional Water And Sewer Authority's intake, located approximately 0.3 mile upstream of US 13/US 17, to a point approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the Martin County Regional Water And Sewer Authority's intake from Class C to Class WS-IV CA.

(2)           a portion of the Roanoke River [Index No. 23-(26)] (including tributaries) from a point approximately 0.5 mile upstream of the Martin County Regional Water And Sewer Authority's intake to a point approximately 1 mile downstream of Coniott Creek (Town Swamp) from Class C to Class WS-IV.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-214.1; 143-215.1; 143-215.3(a)(1);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2013; July 3, 2012; November 1, 2007; April 1, 2001; April 1, 1999; August 1, 1998; August 3, 1992; July 1, 1991; February 1, 1986; August 1, 1985.