Bill Summary for S 602 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR STREAM DEBRIS REMOVAL.Intro. by Britt, Perry.
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Requires the State to develop, implement, and maintain a collaborative for statewide flood mitigation, resiliency, and prevention. Appropriates $20 million for 2021-22 from the General Fund for the development and implementation of a statewide flood mitigation, resiliency, and prevention plan.
Appropriates $5 million for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Soil and Water Conservation (Division), for stream debris removal in storm affected counties, defined as any county impacted by a named storm, as determined by the Office of Recovery and Resiliency. Exempts such stream debris removal projects from Articles 1, 4 and 7 of GS Chapter 113 (possibly intends GS Chapter 113A) and from requirements for stormwater or water quality permits. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to waive any right of certification under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act with respect to projects funded by this act. Requires the Division to report within 30 days of the end of each fiscal quarter to the specified NCGA committee and division on the use of the funds, including the specified types of information.
Effective July 1, 2021.