15A NCAC 02R .0102       DEFINITIONS

The definition of any word or phrase used in this Subchapter shall be the same as given in G.S. 143, Article 21.  The following words and phrases, which are not defined by statute, shall be interpreted as follows:

(1)           "Mitigation bank" means a site where wetlands or other aquatic resources are restored, created, enhanced, or preserved expressly for the purpose of providing compensatory mitigation in advance of authorized impacts to similar resources.

(2)           "Non-riparian wetlands" means Class WL wetlands as defined in 15A NCAC 2B .0101(c)(8) whose major source of water is precipitation.  Wetland types generally considered to be non-riparian include wet flats, pocosins and ephemeral wetlands.

(3)           "Riparian area" means an area that does not meet the definition of wetlands found at 15A NCAC 2B .0202 and that is located within 300 feet of any perennial or intermittent water body as shown by the most recently published version of the United States Geological Survey 1:24,000 (7.5 minute) scale topographic map or other site specific data.

(4)           "Riparian wetlands" means Class WL wetlands as defined in 15A NCAC 2B .0101(c)(8) whose major source of water is ground water or surface water.  Wetland types generally considered to be riparian include freshwater marshes, swamp forests, bottomland hardwood forests, headwater forests, bog forests, mountain bogs and seeps.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-214.8; 143-214.9; 143-214.11;143-215.3;

Eff. August 1, 1998.