15A NCAC 02H .0126      Stormwater Discharges

(a)  Stormwater discharges subject to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting are addressed in this section, which incorporates, supplements, and elaborates on the federal rules on stormwater NPDES discharges.  Other stormwater control requirements are addressed in Section .1000 of this Subchapter entitled "Stormwater Management," but may also be addressed in sections dedicated to particular water classifications or circumstances.

(b)  Facilities and Regulated Entities (REs) subject to NPDES permitting shall be issued NPDES permits for stormwater discharges to surface waters in accordance with this Rule, Rules. 0150 through .0153 of this Subchapter, and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations 40 CFR 122.21, 122.26, and 122.28 through 122.37 (1 July 2015 Edition) which are hereby incorporated by reference, not including subsequent amendments and editions.  These federal regulations may be accessed at no cost at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.  State regulations may be accessed at http://www.ncoah.com/rules.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-214.1; 143-214.7; 143-215.1; 143-215.3(a)(1);

Eff. November 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. August 3, 1992;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 1, 2002;

Temporary Amendment returned to Agency by Rules Review Commission on January 22, 2004;

Amended Eff. July 3, 2012;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2017.