(a)  Notice of Public Hearing. The local government shall provide the Secretary or his or her designee written notice of the public hearing for local adoption and a copy of the proposed land use plan or comprehensive plan, hereinafter referred to as "the plan", or amendment no less than five business days prior to publication of a public hearing notice. The public hearing notice shall include, as set forth in Rule .0803(a)(2) of this Section, disclosure of the public's opportunity to provide written comment to the Secretary following local adoption of the plan.

(b)  Final Plan Content.  The final plan or amendment shall be adopted by the elected body of each participating local government.

(c)  Transmittal to the Division for Certification.  The local government shall provide the Executive Secretary of the CRC or his or her designee the locally adopted plan, a certified statement of the local government adoption action, and documentation that it has followed the public hearing process required in G.S. 113A-110. The locally adopted plan or amendment shall be submitted at least 45 calendar days prior to the CRC meeting on which it will be considered for certification.

(d)  For joint plans originally adopted by each participating jurisdiction, each government retains its sole and independent authority to make amendments to the plan as it affects its jurisdiction.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A-107(a); 113A-110; 113A-124;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2007; February 1, 2006;

Readopted Eff. February 1, 2016.