Bill Summary for H 795 (2015-2016)

Bill: SEPA REFORM.

Summary date: 

May 20 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 795 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 14, 2015
AN ACT TO REFORM AND AMEND THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT.
Intro. by Torbett, Hager, Millis.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Amends GS 113A-9(7a) to define the term significant expenditures of public moneysto mean the expenditure of public funds in an amount greater than $20 million (was, $10 million) for a single project or action or related group of projects or actions.

Amends GS 113A-9(11) to change the definition for the term use of public landto mean land-disturbing activity of greater than 20 acres resulting in substantial, permanent changes in the natural cover or topography of those lands (was, term means activity affecting more than 5 acres of upland property and resulting in changes to the natural cover or topography of those lands or is inconsistent with the approved management plan for a state park).

Amends GS 143-215.22L(d) to provide that regardless of the provisions of GS 113A-4(2), the study to be conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources must include secondary and cumulative impacts of any proposed transfer of water for which this section requires a certificate.

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