15A NCAC 02B .0317       PASQUOTANK RIVER BASIN

(a)  The Pasquotank River Basin Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards 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)          Washington Regional Office

                943 Washington Square Mall

                Washington, North Carolina

(B)          Division of Water Quality

                Central Office

                512 North Salisbury Street

                Raleigh, North Carolina.

(b)  Unnamed Streams. All drainage canals not noted in the schedule are classified "C."

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

(1)           March 1, 1977;

(2)           May 18, 1977;

(3)           December 13, 1979;

(4)           January 1, 1985;

(5)           February 1, 1986;

(6)           January 1, 1990;

(7)           August 1, 1990;

(8)           August 3, 1992;

(9)           August 1, 1998;

(10)         August 1, 2000;

(11)         November 1, 2007.

(d)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Pasquotank River Basin was amended effective January 1, 1990 by the reclassification of Alligator River [Index Nos. 30‑16‑(1) and 30‑16‑(7)] from source to U.S. Hwy. 64 and all tributaries except Swindells Canal, Florida Canal, New Lake, Fairfield Canal, Carters Canal, Dunbar Canal and Intracoastal Waterway (Pungo River ‑ Alligator River Canal) were reclassified from C Sw and SC Sw to C Sw ORW and SC Sw ORW.

(e)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Pasquotank River Basin was amended effective August 1, 1990 as follows:

(1)           Croatan Sound [Index No. 30‑20‑(1)] from a point of land on the southern side of mouth of Peter Mashoes Creek on Dare County mainland following a line eastward to Northwest Point on Roanoke Island and then from Northwest Point following a line west to Reeds Point on Dare County mainland was reclassified from Class SC to Class SB.

(2)           Croatan Sound [Index No. 30‑20‑(1.5)] from Northwest Point on Roanoke Island following a line west to Reeds Point on Dare County mainland to William B. Umstead Memorial Bridge was reclassified from Class SC to Class SA.

(f)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Pasquotank 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.

(g)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Pasquotank River Basin was amended effective August 1, 1998 with the revision to the primary classification for a portion of the Pasquotank River [Index No. 30-3-(1.7)] from Class WS-IV to Class WS-V.

(h)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Pasquotank River Basin was amended effective August 1, 2000 with the reclassification of Lake Phelps [Index No. 30-14-4-6-1] from Class C Sw to Class B Sw ORW.

(i)  The Schedule of Classifications and Water Quality Standards for the Pasquotank River Basin was amended effective November 1, 2007 with the reclassifications listed below, and the North Carolina Division of Water Quality maintains a Geographic Information Systems data layer of these UWLs.

(1)           Phelps Lake Natural Lake Shoreline near Phelps Lake [Index No. 30-14-4-6-1] was reclassified to Class WL UWL as defined in 15A NCAC 02B .0101.

(2)           Nags Head Woods near Buzzard Bay [Index No. 30-21-1] was reclassified to Class WL UWL as defined in 15A NCAC 02B .0101.

 

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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2007; August 1, 2000; August 1, 1998; August 3, 1992; August 1, 1990; January 1, 1990; February 1, 1986.