AN ACT TO CLARIFY FUNDING OF CERTAIN WATER RESOURCES PROJECTS UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM, TO EXEMPT CERTAIN DREDGING PROJECTS FOR FERRY CHANNELS FROM SHALLOW DRAFT NAVIGATION CHANNEL DREDGING AND AQUATIC WEED FUND COST-SHARE REQUIREMENTS, AND TO EXTEND THE HATTERAS-OCRACOKE PASSENGER FERRY LEASE.
Senate committee substitute amends the 3rd edition as follows.
Amends new subsection (c1) of GS 143-215.73F, which governs the Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging and Aquatic Weed Fund, to now exempt dredging projects located in a development tier one area (previously, did not include location criteria) for a ferry channel maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) from the non-State funds cost-sharing requirements of the statute, now further specified by statutory subdivision.
Amends Section 3 of SL 2021-33, extending the term of the lease for the operation of a passenger ferry vessel between Hatteras and Ocracoke by DOT, now requiring the term to end by September 12, 2021, rather than August 15, 2021.
Authorizes DOT to use up to $220,000 of the funds appropriated from the Highway Fund to DOT for 2021-22 to extend the passenger ferry lease authorized by SL 2021-33, as amended.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
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