15A NCAC 07H .1202      APPROVAL PROCEDURES

(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 his 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 any comments on the proposed development in writing for consideration by permitting officials to the Division of Coastal Management within 10 days of receipt of the notice, and, indicate that no response will be interpreted as no objection.  DCM staff 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 DCM staff finds that the comments are worthy of more in‑depth review, DCM shall notify the applicant that he must submit an application for a major development permit.

(c)  No work shall begin until an on-site meeting is held with the applicant and a Division of Coastal Management representative to review the proposed development.  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 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 proposed development to determine if the general authorization may be reissued.

(d)  Any modification or addition to the authorized project shall require prior approval from the Division of Coastal Management.

 

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. October 1, 2007; August 1, 1998; January 1, 1990.