15A NCAC 07H .2202      APPROVAL PROCEDURES

(a)  An applicant for a General Permit under this Subchapter shall contact the Division of Coastal Management and request approval for development pursuant to Paragraph (b) of this Rule.

(b)  The applicant shall provide:

(1)           information on site location, dimensions of the project area, and applicant name and address;

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

(3)           evidence 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 riparian 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 10 calendar days of receipt of the notice, and, indicate that no response shall be interpreted as no objection. Division of Coastal Management staff shall review all comments. If the Division of Coastal Management determines that:

(i)            the comments are relevant to the potential impacts of the proposed project; and

(ii)           the Division of Coastal Management shall review all comments and determine, based on their relevance to the potential impacts of the proposed project, if the proposed project may be approved by a General Permit. If the Division of Coastal Management determines that the project exceeds the guidelines established by the General Permit process provided in 15A NCAC 07J .1100, the Division shall notify the applicant that an application for a major development permit shall be required.

(c)  Approval of individual projects shall be acknowledged in writing by the Division of Coastal Management and the applicant shall be provided a copy the rules 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. February 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2018; August 1, 2007.