15a ncac 02h .1304       decision on application FOR permits OR CERTIFICATES OF COVERAGE

(a)  Not later than 60 days following the publication of the notice of intent or decision to process the project under a General Permit, or within 90 days following a public hearing, the Director shall issue, issue with modifications, or deny the complete Permit application or complete application for Certificate of Coverage.  Failure to take action within 60 or 90 days, respectively, shall result in the waiver of the permit requirement by the Director.

(b)  Conditions of Permit.  Any Permit or Certificate of Coverage issued pursuant to this Section may contain such conditions as the Director shall deem necessary to insure compliance with this Section including written post-discharge notification to the Division.

(c)  Modification or Revocation of Permit or Certificate of Coverage:

(1)           Any Permit or Certificate of Coverage issued pursuant to this Section may be subject to revocation or modification for violation of conditions of the Permit or Certificate of Coverage; and

(2)           Any Permit or Certificate of Coverage issued pursuant to this Section may be subject to revocation or modification upon a determination that information contained in the application or presented in support thereof is incorrect or if the Director finds that the discharge has violated or may violate a downstream water quality standard.

(d)  Notification of Unapproved Application.  In the event that the Director denies the application for a Permit or Certificate of Coverage or for any reason is unable to approve the application, the Director shall so notify the applicant by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, specifying in such notification the reasons for the denial or inability to be approved.

(e)  Permit or Certificate of Coverage renewals shall require a new application and payment of a fee to the Division of Water Quality unless the applicant requests and is granted an extension in writing which shall be granted for a time period not to exceed one additional year provided that the construction has commenced or is under contract to commence.

(f)  Contested Case Hearing for Applicant.  An applicant whose Permit or Certificate of Coverage is denied or granted subject to unacceptable conditions, shall have the right to seek a contested case hearing pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 143-215.1(e) by filing a petition under G.S. 150B-23 within 30 days after the Director notifies the applicant or permittee of its decision in writing.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.1(a)(6); 143-215.1(b); 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.3(c);

Codifier determined that findings did not meet criteria for temporary rule on September 26, 2001 and October 12, 2001;

Temporary Adoption Eff. October 22, 2001;

Eff. April 1, 2003.