(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 the applicant's name and address.

(b)  The applicant shall 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.  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 days of receipt of the notice, and, indicate that no response shall be interpreted as no objection.  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 can be approved by the General Permit process.  If not, the applicant shall be notified that an application for a major development permit shall be required.

(c)  No work shall begin until an on‑site meeting is held with the applicant and a Division of Coastal Management representative so that the structure location can be marked.  Written authorization to proceed with the proposed development shall be issued during this visit. Construction of the structure shall be completed within 120 days of the issuance of the permit or the general authorization expires and it shall be necessary to re‑examine the alignment to determine if the general authorization may be reissued.


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

Eff. August 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2009; October 1, 2007.