Section .2100 - GENERAL PERMIT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SHEETPILE SILL FOR SHORELINE PROTECTION IN ESTUARINE AND PUBLIC TRUST WATERS AND OCEAN HAZARD AREAS

 

15A NCAC 07H .2101      PURPOSE

A general permit pursuant to this Section shall allow the construction of offshore parallel sheetpile sills, constructed from timber, vinyl, or steel sheetpiles for shoreline protection in conjunction with existing or created coastal wetlands.  This permit shall only be applicable in public trust areas and estuarine waters according to authority provided in 15A NCAC 07J .1100 and according to the procedures and conditions outlined in this subchapter.  This permit shall not apply to oceanfront shorelines or to waters and shorelines adjacent to the Ocean Hazard AEC with the exception of those shorelines that feature characteristics of Estuarine Shorelines.  Such features include the presence of wetland vegetation, lower wave energy, and lower erosion rates than in adjoining Ocean Erodible Area.

 

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

Eff. June 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2009; April 1, 2003; August 1, 2000.