(a)  The applicant shall contact the Division of Coastal Management and request approval for development. The applicant shall provide information in writing on site location, a mitigation plan outlining the proposed mitigation activities, and the applicant's name and address.

(b)  The applicant shall provide either confirmation that 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 confirmation that the adjacent riparian property owners have been notified by certified mail of the proposed work.  Such notices shall instruct adjacent property owners to provide any comments on the proposed development in writing for consideration 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.

(c)  The Division of Coastal Management shall review all comments received from adjacent property owners and determine, based on their relevance to the potential impacts of the proposed project, if the proposed project meets the requirements of the rules in this Section.

(d)  No work shall begin until a meeting is held with the applicant and the Division of Coastal Management and written authorization to proceed with the proposed development is issued in compliance with this Rule.  Construction of the mitigation site shall start within 365 days of the issue date of the general permit or the general permit shall expire and it shall be necessary to re-examine the proposed development for any changes to determine if the general permit shall be reissued.


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

Eff. October 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2014.