A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AMEND THE APPLICABILITY OF THE ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE TO CERTAIN EXISTING NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, TO CLARIFY STORMWATER PROGRAM IMPERVIOUS SURFACE CALCULATIONS FOR REDEVELOPMENT, TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT FOR THE REOCCUPATION OF AN EXISTING BUILDING OR FACILITY, AND TO AMEND THE STATUTE GOVERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION.
Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 5th edition:
Changes the long title.
Makes a technical change.
Amends the proposed changes to GS 143-214.7, Stormwater runoff rules and programs, deleting a definition for the term built-upon area and reinstating previously deleted language in GS 143-214.7(b2) concerning "built-upon areas."
Amends the language of proposed GS 143-214.7(b3) to provide that stormwater runoff rules and programs cannot require new or increased stormwater controls for pre-existing development or redevelopment activities that do not remove or decrease existing stormwater controls (previously, could not require new rules or programs for redevelopment activities that did not remove or decrease existing stormwater controls, unless required by federal law).
Deletes previous provision that, unless specifically authorized by the General Assembly, the Environmental Management Commission and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources do not have the authority to define the term gravel for the purposes of implementing stormwater programs.
Deletes provision that provided that if Senate Bill 38 (Amend Environment Laws 2014) becomes law, Section 28 (Clarify Gravel Under Stormwater Laws) is repealed.
Makes conforming changes.
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