A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR ISOLATED WETLANDS, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMISSION.
Identical to S 737, filed 5/14/14.
Requires the Environmental Management Commission to adopt a rule to amend 15A NCAC 02H .1305 (Review of Applications) so that when implementing the rule (1) the amount of impacts of isolated wetlands is less than or equal to 1 acre of isolated wetlands east of I-95 for the entire project and less than or equal to 1/3 acre of isolated wetlands west of I-95 for the entire project and (2) the mitigation ratio is 1:1. Identical provisions are in effect when the act becomes law and expire on the date that the required rule is adopted.
Requires the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to study the surface area thresholds for the regulation of mountain bog isolated wetlands and report to the Environmental Review Commission on or before November 1, 2014.
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