Bill Summary for S 734 (2013-2014)

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May 21 2014

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 734 (Public) Filed Wednesday, May 14, 2014
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FURTHER REGULATORY RELIEF TO THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA BY PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS, BY ELIMINATING CERTAIN UNNECESSARY OR OUTDATED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS AND MODERNIZING OR SIMPLIFYING CUMBERSOME OR OUTDATED REGULATIONS, AND BY MAKING VARIOUS OTHER STATUTORY CHANGES.
Intro. by Wade, B. Jackson, Brock.

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The Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

Adds that local governments must repeal local ordinances as required by Section 3.4 (water supply watershed classifications) on or before the date that the rules adopted under new GS 143-214.5(c1) become effective.

Amends proposed GS 8-58.53 to remove the requirement that administrative proceedings from which an environmental audit report is immune from discovery and not admissible, be instituted by an enforcement agency. Amends proposed GS 8-58.60 to remove the reference to enforcement agencies in relation to fines from which owners or operations are immune.

Adds that nothing in the section concerning inlet hazard areas is intended to prevent the Commission from modifying existing inlet hazard areas consistent with Section 3.12(c).

Adds an amendment to GS 143-215.22L(w) to provide that a petition for a certificate to withdraw or transfer water stored in any mulitpurpose reservoir constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and partially located in a state adjacent to North Carolina, provided the US Army Corps of Engineers approved the withdrawal or transfer on or before July 1, 2014, is to be considered and a determination made upon the specified procedures.

Deletes Section 3.19 which transferred rule making authority for wastewater systems from the Commission for Public Health to the Environmental Management Commission.

Deletes Section 3.32, clarify rights of marine artifact donors.

Adds new Section 3.37. Enacts new GS 143-135.29 requiring the State Construction Office to maintain, and make publicly available, maps of areas surrounding major military installations that are subject to the provisions of Article 9G of GS Chapter 143. Amends the definitions in GS 143-151.71 to remove the term Building Code Council and add State Construction Office. Makes conforming changes to GS 143-151.73, and GS 143-151.75. Repeals GS 143-138(j2).

Adds new Section 3.38. Enacts new subsection (d), Meetings and Records, to GS 127C-1, which established the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission (Commission). Provides that regardless of Article 33C of GS Chapter 143 and GS Chapter 132, the Commission may withhold documents and discussions related to the federal government's process to determine closure or realignment of military installations until a final decision has been made by the federal government in that process.

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