The department may provide state funds in amounts not to exceed the percentages stated in G.S. 143‑215.71 of either the non‑federal costs (in the case of a federal agency project) or the total costs (in the case of a project not receiving federal funds).

In the case of a local government water resources project where the department thinks a preliminary feasibility study or engineering study is necessary to more accurately determine project costs and/or benefits and/or scale of development, the department may provide up to 50 percent state funding of such studies. The sponsoring local government would provide the remainder of the funds necessary.

In the case where projects provide broad regional benefits, or where assignment of non‑federal responsibilities to local government is not appropriate in the opinion of the department, the department may assume sponsorship on behalf of the state and may pay up to 100 percent of the total (or the non‑federal share of the cost) of planning, construction, or operation of said water resources project.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1); 143‑215.41; 143‑215.71; 143‑355;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984; December 1, 1983; April 1, 1983; November 1, 1978;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 16, 2019.