(a)  Structures authorized by a general permit in this Section shall be timber, sheetpile, or riprap groins conforming to the standards in this Rule.

(b)  Individuals shall allow authorized representatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to make periodic inspections at any time deemed necessary in order to ensure that the activity being performed under authority of this general permit is in accordance with the terms and conditions prescribed herein.

(c)  The placement of groins authorized in this Rule shall not interfere with the established or traditional rights of navigation of the waters by the public.

(d)  This permit shall not be applicable to proposed construction where the Division of Coastal Management has determined, based on an initial review of the application, that notice and review pursuant to G.S. 113A-119 is necessary because there are unresolved questions concerning the proposed activity's impact on adjoining properties or on water quality; air quality; coastal wetlands; cultural or historic sites; wildlife; fisheries resources; or public trust rights.

(e)  This permit shall not eliminate the need to obtain any other required state, local, or federal authorization.

(f)  Development carried out under this permit shall be consistent with all local requirements, AEC rules, and local land use plans current at the time of authorization.


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. May 1, 1990;

RRC Objection due to ambiguity Eff. May 16, 1994;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1998; July 1, 1994;

Temporary Amendment Eff. December 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2009; August 1, 2004.