15A NCAC 07I .0501        PURPOSE

The Coastal Area Management Act authorizes, but does not require, a city or county in the coastal area to act as a permit‑letting agency for minor development permits in areas of environmental concern. These Rules establish the criteria for preparation of local implementation and enforcement plans by local governments. Before a local government can become a permit‑letting agency, a plan consistent with these criteria must be submitted to the Coastal Resources Commission for approval. These criteria are provided to assist local government in:

(1)           establishing procedures to be followed in developing local implementation and enforcement programs;

(2)           establishing the scope and coverage of said programs;

(3)           establishing minimum standards to be prescribed in said programs;

(4)           establishing staffing requirements of permit‑letting agencies;

(5)           establishing permit‑letting procedures;

(6)           establishing priorities of regional and statewide concern;

(7)           establishing that the program is consistent with the land use plan.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑117; 113A‑124(c);

Eff. November 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1991;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 6, 2018.