Enacts new GS 143-215.1B requiring the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to adopt rules to establish a fast-track permitting process for the issuance of a nondischarge permit without a technical review when the applicant submits a permit application prepared by a qualified professional. Requires that the rules for the process provide four specified items, including a process and timeline for permit application, review, and determination, and requiring that permits issued under the fast-track process comply with state water quality standards. Limits the amount that may be charged for a fast-track permit to no more than twice the application fee that would otherwise be charged. Requires the EMC to adopt rules no later than July 1, 2021.
Bill S 588 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 4 2019 - View Summary