(a)  Unless the Director has reason to believe that the dam, as completed, is unsafe or not in compliance with any applicable requirement, regulation, or law, the Director, upon completion of construction and upon receipt of the engineer's certification pursuant to Rule .0215 of this Section, shall grant final approval of the work in accordance with the certificate, subject to such terms as he/she deems necessary for the protection of life and property.

(b)  Pending issuance of final approval, a new dam or the addition to an existing dam shall not be used except on written consent of the Director and subject to conditions he/she may impose relating to safety of life and property and the satisfaction of minimum stream flow requirements.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3; 143‑215.30;

Eff. June 15, 1980;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 23, 2017.