Bill Summary for S 734 (2013-2014)

Summary date: 

May 22 2014

Bill Information:

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THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA BY PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS, BY ELIMINATING CERTAIN UNNECESSARY OR OUTDATED STATUTES AND REGULATIONS AND MODERNIZING OR SIMPLIFYING CUMBERSOME OR OUTDATED REGULATIONS, AND BY MAKING VARIOUS OTHER STATUTORY CHANGES.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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Senate amendments make the following changes to the 3rd edition:

Amendment #1

Amends Section 3.12(c) of the act, providing that notwithstanding subparagraph (3) of 15A NCAC 07H .0304 (AECs Within Ocean Hazard Areas), the Commission will not establish any new and must repeal existing specified inlet hazard areas (previously, act did not require the repeal of inlet hazad areas).

Inserts Section heading "Expedited IBT Process for Certain Reservoirs" for Section 3.14.

Adds new Section 3.19 to the act, Reform On-Site Wastewater Regulation, amending GS 130A-334 to include a new defined term, ground absorption system. Makes clarifying changes to the definitions for plat and wastewater system.

Amends GS 130A-335(f1), rules for the construction of a wastewater system, providing that following the required preconstruction conference, the local health department must advise the owner or developer of any rule changes for the wastewater system construction, including current technology that can be reasonably expected to improve performance of the system. Requires the health department to issue revised authorization for wastewater system construction with rule changes included after receiving a written request from the owner or developer.

Amends GS 130A-336, concerning improvement permits and authorization for wastewater system construction, deleting the limitation that authorization for wastewater system construction cannot exceed five years.

Makes technical changes.

Amendment #3 makes the following changes:

Changes the report date regarding the Senator Jean Preston Marine Shellfish Sanctuary, now requiring DENR to report to the Environmental Review Commission no later than December 1, 2014 (was, October 1, 2014), regarding the implementation of this sanctuary.

Amendment #7 makes the following changes:

Changes the report date for DENR to submit its findings and recommendations concerning the statutes and rules governing interbasin transfers to the Environmental Review Commission to November 1, 2014 (was, October 1, 2014).

Amendment #9 makes the following changes:

Changes the report date concerning the HIVE working group, requiring the HIVE group to submit a final report to the Environmental Review Commission by December 1, 2014 (was, November 30, 2014), on its findings and recommendations regarding the honeybee population.

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