SECTION .0500 ‑ LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT PLANS
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.