SECTION .0500 - CENTRAL COASTAL PLAIN CAPACITY USE AREA

 

15A NCAC 02E .0501       DECLARATION AND DELINEATION OF CENTRAL COASTAL PLAIN CAPACITY USE AREA

The area encompassed by the following 15 North Carolina counties and adjoining creeks, streams, and rivers is hereby declared and delineated as the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.  The Environmental Management Commission finds that the use of ground water requires coordination and limited regulation in this delineated area for protection of the public interest.  The intent of this Section is to protect the long term productivity of aquifers within the designated area and to allow the use of ground water for beneficial uses at rates which do not exceed the recharge rate of the aquifers within the designated area.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.13;

Eff. August 1, 2002.