Bill Summary for H 489 (2021)

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Aug 4 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 489 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 1, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE VARIOUS BUILDING CODE AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATORY REFORMS.
Intro. by Brody, Riddell, D. Hall, Hunter.

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

Section 5

Changes the effective date of the proposed changes to GS 113A-60, relating to local erosion and sedimentation control programs, from July 1, 2021, to October 1, 2021.

Adds the following new content.

Section 8

Amends Section 4, SL 2020-61, which sets forth implementation directives for the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) with regard to the Permitting by Regulation for Building Sewer Systems Rule (Sewer Systems Rule), 15A NCAC 02T .0303, and requires EMC to adopt a rule consistent with the implementation directives stated. Revises the directives regarding permitted building sewers that serve a main building to now require EMC to implement the Sewer Systems Rule by also deeming permitted a building sewer that serves an accessory building on the same lot that is connected to the building sewer or building drain, as defined (was, building sewer only), for the main building and a sewer shared between a main building and an accessory building, if the building sewer that serves the accessory building and the shared sewer meet the criteria in the previously specified rule and all criteria for that system in the Sewer Systems Rule, with no other criteria required to satisfy 15A NCAC 02T. Adds a new requirement for the building sewer piping and the drain piping that connect the accessory building to the main building to comply with the applicable provisions of the 2018 NC Building Code. Makes technical and conforming changes. 

Section 9

Amends GS 160D-804, regarding contents and requirements of local government subdivision regulations, to require the Department of Transportation to add transportation improvements in such regulations intended to be designated as public to the State highway system for maintenance pursuant to specified State law within 90 days after receipt of the filing of the certificate of completion by the division engineer on record. Effective January 1, 2022. 

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