15A NCAC 02Q .0516      SIGNIFICANT PERMIT MODIFICATION

(a)  The procedures set out in this Rule shall apply to applications requesting permit modifications pursuant to this Rule or permit modifications that are not governed by 15A NCAC 02Q .0514, .0515, .0523, or .0524.

(b)  An application for a significant permit modification that would contravene or conflict with an existing permit shall be processed following the procedure set out in 15A NCAC 02Q .0501(c).

(c)  An application for a significant permit modification that does not contravene or conflict with an existing permit shall be processed following the procedure set out in 15A NCAC 02Q .0501(b).

(d)  This Rule shall not preclude the permittee from making changes consistent with this Section that would render existing permit compliance terms and conditions irrelevant.

(e)  Except for the State‑enforceable only portion of the permit, the procedures set out in 15A NCAC 02Q .0507, .0521, or .0522 shall be followed to revise a permit pursuant to this Rule. If the State‑enforceable only portion of the permit is revised, the procedures in 15A NCAC 02Q .0300 shall be followed. The proceedings shall affect only those parts of the permit related to the significant modification.

(f)  Significant permit modifications shall be covered by the permit shield in accordance with 15A NCAC 02Q .0512.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1); 143‑215.107(a)(10); 143‑215.108;

Temporary Adoption Eff. March 8, 1994 for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Eff. July 1, 1994;

Readopted Eff. April 1, 2018.