A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE REGULATORY CERTAINTY FOR NORTH CAROLINA BY REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MINIMUM DESIGN CRITERIA FOR STORMWATER PERMITS TO GUIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES IN PERMIT ISSUANCE AND TO REFORM THE PERMITTING PROCESS TO ALLOW A FAST-TRACK PERMITTING PROCESS FOR APPLICATIONS CERTIFIED BY A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MINIMUM DESIGN CRITERIA.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Requires that the Minimum Design Criteria (MDC) developed by theDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for stormwater programs must include all requirements for siting, site preparation, design and construction, and post-construction monitoring and evaluation necessary for DENR to issue stormwater permits that comply with state water quality standards adopted under GS 143-214.1, GS 143-214.7, and GS 143-215.3(a)(1). Makes a conforming change to proposed GS 143-214.7B requiring that permits issued under the fast-track permitting process also comply with the state water quality standards adopted under the cited statutes.
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