TO PROVIDE THAT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT INCLUDE ANY SIGNIFICANT ADVERSE IMPACTS AFFECTING FARMS, MEASURES PROPOSED TO AVOID, MINIMIZE, AND MITIGATE THE ADVERSE IMPACTS, AND ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROPOSED ACTION.
Amends GS 113A-4(2) to require every state agency environmental impact statement to also include adverse effects on farms, including loss of farm acreage and obstruction of access by farm equipment, plus measures and alternatives to avoid or minimize such adverse effects. Makes technical changes. Applicable to impact statements, as specified, prepared after act becomes law.
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