(a)  Permit applications, supporting information, and processing fees for permits issued by the Division shall be filed with the Division. Applications for permits from a Division-approved local permitting program shall be submitted to the local program director. Division permit processing fees shall not be required for permits issued by delegated local permitting programs.

(b)  Permit applications shall be signed as follows:

(1)           in the case of corporations, by a principal executive officer of at least the level of vice-president or his authorized representative;

(2)           in the case of a partnership or a limited partnership, by a general partner;

(3)           in the case of a sole proprietorship, by the proprietor;

(4)           in the case of a municipal, state, or other public entity, by either an executive officer, elected official in the highest level of elected office, or other authorized employee.

(c)  Delegation of authority to sign permit applications to other authorized employees or any employee in a specific position shall be provided in writing to the Division and signed by an authorized person pursuant to Paragraph (b) of this Rule. The delegation may be for a specific permit application or for certain or all types of water quality permits. The letter shall identify the extent of delegation.


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

Eff. September 1, 2006;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2018.