(a)  Any person subject to G.S. 143-215.22H, shall complete, sign, and submit an application for registration, on a form provided by the Department, to the Director of the Division of Water Resources. The registration application and registration processing fee as set forth in Paragraph (b) of this Rule shall be mailed to the Division of Water Resources, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The mailing address shall be provided by Division of Water Resources.

(b)  Except as otherwise provided in this Rule, a non-refundable registration processing fee in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be paid when the registration application form is submitted.

(1)           No registration application form is complete until the registration processing fee is paid.

(2)           The penalty pursuant to G.S. 143-215.22H(e) shall stop accruing on the date of receipt of the completed registration application by the Division of Water Resources.

(3)           Payment of the registration processing fee may be by check or money order made payable to the "N.C. Department of Environmental Quality." The check or money order shall refer to the water withdrawal or transfer registration application.

(c)  Except as otherwise provided in this Rule, upon receipt of a completed application form and the registration processing fee, the applicant shall be issued a receipt of registration.

(d)  Pursuant to G.S. 143-215.3(a)(la), and G.S. 143-215.22H, no fees, including late registration fees for failing to register or update registrations in a timely manner, are required to be paid under this Rule by a farmer whose activities are directly related or incidental to the production of crops, fruits, vegetables, ornamental and flowering plants, dairy products, livestock, poultry, and other agricultural products, or to the creation or maintenance of waterfowl impoundments.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1a); 143‑215.3(a)(1b); 143‑215.22H ;

Temporary Rule Eff. October 14, 1991 for a Period of 180 Days to Expire on April 11, 1992;

Eff. April 1, 1992;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1994;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2022.