A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE INTERNET WEB STIE PUBLICATION OF LEGAL NOTICES.
House committee substitute makes the following changesto the 1st edition.
Amends GS 74-51 to require the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to publish, at least 10 days before the hearing date,notice of a public hearing on any application for, or modification of, a mining permit(1) electronically on DENR's web site and (2) via email to interested parties who have requested notification.
Amends GS 113-302, regarding new and renewal leases for shellfish cultivation, to require that a notice of a public hearing regarding the approval of a lease application must be published electronically on DENR's web site and via email to interested parties who have requested notification. Also provides that service by publication may be accomplished by electronic publication on DENR's web site and via email. Notice by publication requires that the notice be published on DENR's web site for a minimum of 30 days.
Requires DENR to report to the Environmental Review Commission, on both January 1, 2014, and January 1, 2015, on the effectiveness and implementation of the electronic notice authorized in this act.
Deletes changes to GS 143-215.1(c)(2) and (3), which authorized publicnotice via electronic means of any proposed final action granting or denying certain permit applications, or of a public hearing on any such permit applications or renewals. Also, deletes changes to GS 143-215.4(b)(1) and (2), regarding the use of electronic publication in providing notice for public input.
Renumbers the sections accordingly and makes conforming changes.
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