(a)  A county may establish permit‑letting authority for any city or part thereof that lies within said county if such city does not submit a letter of intent to the Coastal Resources Commission or states to the Coastal Resources Commission its intent not to become a local permit‑letting agency.

(b)  A city management plan shall be limited to its corporate boundaries and to any extra‑territorial zoning area over which it may have established control at the time it requested authority to act as a permit‑letting agency or over which it later gains control.

(c)  A county implementation and enforcement plan shall be limited to areas not covered by any city plans unless the county acts as the permit‑letting agency for a city or cities.  A county shall begin such duties only after the county's implementation and enforcement plan has been amended to include such areas.

(d)  In any city in which neither the city nor the county elects to become the permit‑letting agency, the secretary shall have that duty.

(e)  Only the Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall issue a permit for major development.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑117(b); 113A‑124(c)(5);

Eff. November 1, 1984;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2006; May 1, 1990.