(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/her name and address.

(b)  The applicant shall provide:

(1)           a dated plat(s) showing existing development and the proposed development; and

(2)           confirmation that:

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

(B)          the adjacent 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 ten days of receipt of the notice, and, indicate that no response will be interpreted as no objection.

(c)  DCM staff shall review all comments.  If DCM determines that the comments are relevant to the potential impacts of the proposed project and the permitting issues raised by the comments are worthy of more detailed review, DCM shall notify the applicant that he/she must submit an application for a major development permit.

(d)  Approval of individual projects shall be acknowledged in writing by the Division of Coastal Management and the applicant shall be provided a copy of this Section.  Construction authorized by this permit shall be completed within 120 days of permit issuance or the general authorization expires and a new permit shall be required to begin or continue construction.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑107; 113A‑118.1;

Eff. January 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2007.