15A NCAC 05H .1503       ACCESS ROAD CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS

(a)  Prior to construction of the access road, the permittee shall post an identification sign pursuant to Rule .1615 of this Subchapter.

(b)  Access roads shall be located, designed, and constructed to minimize environmental impact and meet the requirements of the SPCA, 15A NCAC 04, "North Carolina Erosion and Sediment Control Planning and Design Manual," 15A NCAC 02H, "North Carolina Division of Water Quality Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual," and the North Carolina Department of Transportation "Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures."  The Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures, published by the Department of Transportation, may be viewed online for no charge at http://www.ncdot.org/doh/preconstruct/ps/specifications/specifications_provisions.html.

(1)           access roads shall be constructed and maintained to a minimum width of 20 feet and to allow emergency response vehicles to enter the well site at all times;

(2)           public roads shall be kept clear of mud and debris from the well site; and

(3)           turnarounds or pull-off areas shall be installed for single-lane access roads exceeding 150 feet in length.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-391(a)(4); 113-391(a)(5)j;

Eff. March 17, 2015.