SECTION .2600 – GENERAL PERMIT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF MITIGATION BANKS AND IN-LIEU FEE MITIGATION PROJECTS

 

15A NCAC 07H .2601      PURPOSE

The general permit in this Section shall allow for the construction of mitigation banks and in-lieu fee mitigation projects.  This permit shall be applicable only for activities resulting in net increases in aquatic resource functions and services.  These activities include:

(1)           restoration;

(2)           enhancement;

(3)           establishment of tidal and non-tidal wetlands and riparian areas;

(4)           restoration and enhancement of non-tidal streams and other non-tidal open waters; and

(5)           rehabilitation or enhancement of tidal streams, tidal wetlands, and tidal open waters.

This permit shall not apply within the Ocean Hazard System of Areas of Environmental Concern (AEC) or waters adjacent to these AECs with the exception of those portions of shoreline within the Inlet Hazard Area AEC that feature characteristics of Estuarine Shorelines.  Such features include the presence of wetland vegetation, lower wave energy, and lower erosion rates than in the adjoining Ocean Erodible Area.

 

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

Eff. October 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2014.