(a)  The applicant must contact the Division of Coastal Management and complete a general permit application form requesting approval for development.  Applicants shall provide information on site location, dimensions of the project area, proposed activity, name, address, and telephone number.

(b)  The applicant must 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.  Such notice should 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 ten days of receipt of the notice, and, indicate that no response will be interpreted as no objection.  DCM staff will 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, the applicant will be notified that he must submit an application for a major development permit.

(c)  No work shall begin until an onsite meeting is held with the applicant and a Division of Coastal Management representative to inspect and mark the site of construction of the proposed development.  Written authorization to proceed with the proposed development may be issued by the Division during this visit.  All work must be completed and the structure removed within 180 days following the day written authorization is issued.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑229(cl); 113A‑107(a)(b); 113A‑113(b); 113A‑118.1;

Eff. March 1, 1989;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1990.