Bill Summary for S 229 (2011-2012)
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TO TRANSFER THE DIVISION OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION AND THE SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.Intro. by East, Rouzer, Jackson.
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House amendments make the following changes to 3rd edition, as amended.
Amendment #5 replaces provision under previously proposed subsection (d2) to GS 143-214.5 which required a local government to treat up to two noncontiguous properties as a single, contiguous property for determining compliance with a local water supply watershed protection program, with a requirement that a local government must allow an applicant to average development density on up to two noncontiguous properties if eight, listed conditions are met.
Amendment #6 enacts new subsection (e1) to GS 143-214.23 to specify that local governments must not treat land within a riparian buffer as state or local government property, unless the land was acquired by conveyance or eminent domain. Makes a conforming change to the bill title.
Amendment #7 removes modifications added in the previous version to conditions required before residences can encroach on the buffer under the Neuse River Basin and Tar-Pamlico River Basin riparian buffer rules.
Amendment #8 amends SL 2011-298 to provide that the exemption allowed to certain transfers of water in the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area from interbasin transfer certification requirements will expire if the cumulative volume of water transfers not regulated under a certificate initiated on or after August 31, 2007, exceeds 20.3 million gallons per day (was, 8 million gallons per day). Makes conforming changes, and a conforming change to the bill title.