DISASTER RESILIENCY/EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 447 (Public) Filed Monday, April 1, 2019
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE AND STREAM DEBRIS REMOVAL.
Intro. by Brown, B. Jackson, Perry.

Status: Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Apr 3 2019)
S 447

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 1 2019 - More information

    Appropriates $2 million in nonrecurring funds for 2019-20 from the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund to the UNC Board of Governors to be allocated to the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory to study flooding and resiliency against future storms in Eastern North Carolina and develop an implementation plan with recommendations. Requires a report to the specified NCGA committees and division no later than March 15, 2020.

    Appropriates $2 million in nonrecurring funds for 2019-20 from the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Fund to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Soil and Water Conservation, for stream debris removal in storm-affected counties. Defines storm-affected counties as any county of the State included in either a Secretarial Disaster Declaration for Hurricanes Michael or Florence issued by the US Secretary of Agriculture or a Presidential Federal Emergency Management Agency Declaration for Hurricanes Michael or Florence. Excepts stream debris removal projects from GS Chapter 113, Articles 1, 4, and 7 [appears to intend GS Chapter 113A, Articles 1 (Environmental Policy Act), 4 (Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973), and 7 (Coastal Area Management)], and requirements for stormwater or water quality permits under GS Chapter 143, Article 21. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to waive any right of certification under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act with respect to funded projects. Appropriated funds for 2019-20 do not revert and remain available until the funds have been spent or encumbered. Requires the Division of Soil and Water Conservation to report within 30 days of the end of each fiscal quarter to the specified Committee and Division on uses for the funds appropriated; specifies items to be included in the report. 

    Effective July 1, 2019.


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