15A NCAC 02H .0403       DEFINITION OF COASTAL AREAS

The coastal areas for the purposes of these Regulations are defined to include:

(1)           the Outer Banks;

(2)           those land areas bordering the coastal waters, including all waters assigned a salt water "S" classification and all tributaries that have experienced excessive growths of microscopic or macroscopic vegetation or that, because of their relative size and lack of water exchange are found by the Commission to be subject to such excessive growths; and

(3)           land areas bordering all natural impoundments situated east of the line established by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission to designate coastal waters, said land being described as follows:

"Extends from a point on the North Carolina/South Carolina state line near Calabash, North Carolina, generally along the lines of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railway, northeasterly and northerly to River Mile 66.0 (Lock No. 1) on the Cape Fear River; thence northerly to River Mile 30.0 on Black River; thence easterly to River Mile 48 on the North East Cape Fear River; thence northerly and easterly to River Mile 22.5 in New River; thence easterly and northerly to River Mile 25.0 on White Oak River (Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Bridge); thence northerly and easterly to River Mile 38.9 on Neuse River (Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge); thence northerly to River Mile 44.6 on Pamlico River (Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge); thence northeasterly and northerly crossing Albemarle Sound along Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge; thence northerly and easterly to River Mile 13.5 on Perquimans River (Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge); thence easterly to River Mile 20.0 on Pasquotank River (Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge); and thence northerly to the North Carolina/Virginia state line near Moyock, North Carolina."

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1); 143‑211; 143‑215.1(a); 143‑215.1(b)(1);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. September 13, 1981.