(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 written comments on the proposed development to the Division of Coastal Management within ten days of receipt of the notice, and, indicate that no response shall 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 determines that the project exceeds the guidelines established by the General Permit Process, 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 appropriate Division of Coastal Management representative so that the proposed boat ramp alignment may be appropriately marked.  Written authorization to proceed with the proposed development may be issued during this visit.  Construction of the boat ramp structure shall be completed within 120 days of this visit or the general authorization shall expire.


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. August 1, 2007; September 1, 2006; January 1, 1990.