(a)  An applicant for a General Permit under this Subchapter shall contact the Division of Coastal Management and request approval for development.  The applicant shall provide information on site location, dimensions of the project area, and the applicant's name and address.

(b)  The applicant shall provide:

(1)           confirmation that a written statement has been obtained signed by the adjacent riparian property owners indicating that they have no objections to the proposed work; or

(2)           confirmation that the adjacent riparian property owners have been notified by certified mail of the proposed work.  The notice shall instruct adjacent property owners to provide written comments on the proposed development to the Division of Coastal Management within 10 days of receipt of the notice, and, indicate that no response shall be interpreted as no objection.  The Division of Coastal Management shall review all comments and determine, based on their relevance to the potential impacts of the proposed project, if the proposed project can be approved by a General Permit.  If the Division of Coastal Management determines that the project exceeds the guidelines established by the General Permit Process, DCM shall notify the applicant that an application for a major development permit shall be required.

(c)  No work shall begin until an on-site meeting is held with the applicant and a Division of Coastal Management representative so that the proposed alignment may be marked.  Written authorization to proceed with the proposed development shall be issued if the Division representative finds that the application meets all the requirements of this Subchapter.  Construction of the bulkhead or riprap revetment shall be completed within 120 days of the issuance of the general authorization or the authorization shall expire and it shall be necessary to re-examine the alignment to determine if the general authorization may be reissued.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A-107(a); 113A-107(b); 113A-113(b); 113A-118.1; 113A-124;

Eff. March 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2009; October 1, 2007; September 1, 2006; January 1, 1990; December 1, 1987.