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SUBCHAPTER 4C ‑ SEDIMENTATION CONTROL CIVIL PENALTIES

 

 

15A NCAC 04C .0101       PURPOSE AND SCOPE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑54(b); 113A‑64(a);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1984; October 5, 1980;

Repealed Eff. August 1, 1988.

 

 

15A NCAC 04C .0102       DEFINITIONS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. January 31, 1979; September 3, 1976;

Repealed Eff. November 1, 1984.

 

 

 

15A NCAC 04C .0103       WHO MAY ASSESS

The director may assess civil penalties against any person responsible for a violation.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑55; 113A‑64; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1984.

 

15A NCAC 04C .0104       WHEN ASSESSABLE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑64;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1984;

Repealed Eff. August 1, 1988.

 

 

 

15A NCAC 04C .0105       AMOUNT OF ASSESSMENT

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑64;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Repealed Eff. November 1, 1984.

 

 

 

15A NCAC 04C .0106       CRITERIA

In determining the amount of the civil penalty assessment, the director shall consider the following criteria:

(1)        severity of the violation,

(2)        degree and extent of the harm,

(3)        type of violation,

(4)        duration,

(5)        cause,

(6)        extent of any off‑site damage which may have resulted,

(7)        effectiveness of action taken by violator,

(8)        adherence to plan submitted by violator,

(9)        effectiveness of plan submitted by violator,

(10)      cost of rectifying any damage,

(11)      the violator's previous record in complying with rules of the commission,

(12)      estimated cost of installing and/or maintaining corrective sediment control measures, and

(13)      staff investigative costs.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑54(b); 113A‑55; 113A‑64(a);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1984; April 1, 1978.

 

 

 

15A NCAC 04C .0107       PROCEDURES: NOTICES

(a)  The notice of violation shall describe the violation with reasonable  particularity, request that all illegal activity cease, and inform the violator that a civil penalty may be assessed pursuant to G.S. 113A-64.  If particular actions need to be taken to comply with the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act, the notice shall specify the actions to be taken, shall specify a time period for compliance, and shall state that upon failure to comply within the allotted time the person shall become subject to the assessment of a civil penalty for each day of the continuing violation beginning with the date of the violation.

(b)  The stop work order provided in G.S. 113A-65.1 shall serve as the notice of violation for purposes of the assessment of a civil penalty pursuant to G.S. 113A-64(a)(1).  Copies of the stop work order shall be served upon persons the Department has reason to believe may be responsible for the violation by any means authorized under G.S. 1A-1, Rule 4.

 

History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Amendment Eff. January 14, 1992 for a period of 180 days to expire on July 11, 1992;

Authority G.S. 113A-54; 113A-61.1; 113A-64; 113A-65.1; 143B-10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2000; October 1, 1995; April 1, 1992; May 1, 1990; November 1, 1984;

Temporary Amendment Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2001.

 

15A NCAC 04C .0108       REQUESTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING

After receipt of notification of any assessment, the assessed person must select one of the following options within 30 days:

(1)        tender payment; or

(2)        file a petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with G.S. 150B‑23.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑64; 143B‑10; 150B‑23;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1995; October 1, 1988; October 5, 1980; April 1, 1978.

 

 

 

15A NCAC 04C .0109       TENDER OF PAYMENT

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑55; 143B‑10;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. October 5, 1980; April 1, 1978;

Expired Eff. March 1, 2016 pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A.

 

15A NCAC 04C .0110       ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING

Administrative hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined in G.S. 150B‑22 et seq. and the contested case procedures in 15A NCAC 1B .0200.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑55; 150B‑22 et seq.;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1995; August 1, 1988; November 1, 1984; October 5, 1980;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 2, 2016.

 

15A NCAC 04C .0111       FURTHER REMEDIES

No provision of this Subchapter shall be construed to restrict or impair the right of the secretary, the director, or the Sedimentation Control Commission to pursue any other remedy provided by law for violations of the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑54; 113A‑60; 113A‑64 through 113A‑66;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 2, 2016.