Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board

North Carolina Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board

NSAB Purpose

Session Law 2009-216, in addition to setting requirements for stormwater from existing development in the Jordan Lake Watershed, required the formation of a Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to improve on the tools needed to address nutrient loading from existing development in any watershed, statewide, where nutrients are of concern. The Secretary of DENR was required to establish the Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board (NSAB) with up to 10 representatives with various qualifications by July 1, 2010. The primary role of the NSAB, as seen by the Division, is to provide advice and recommendations to the Division and local governments on ways to effectively meet existing development requirements of nutrient strategies in general and the Jordan Stage 2 requirements specifically.

NSAB Duties

Session Law 2009-216 Section 3(d)(2)b.
Develop method for estimating jursidication-scale loadings from existing development: baseline, post-baseline increases, and reduction goals.

Session Law 2009-216 Section 4.(b)
No later than July 1, 2012, the NSAB shall do all of the following:
1. Identify management strategies that can be used by local governments to reduce nutrient loading from existing development
2. Evaluate the feasibility, costs, and benefits of implementing the identified management strategies
3. Develop an accounting system for assignment of nutrient reduction credits for the identified management strategies
4. Identify the need for any improvements or refinements to modeling and other analytical tools used to evaluate water quality in nutrient-impaired waters and nutrient management strategies

The Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board is required to give annual reports to the Secretary of DENR no later than July 1st of each year concerning its activities, findings, and recommendations.

NSAB's Annual Reports to the Secretary

NSAB Meeting Documents - Includes meeting plans, minutes and documents distributed at past meetings.

NSAB Members

A requirement of the NSAB was to establish a board with up to 10 representatives with various qualifications and diverse backgrounds:

  • Local Government Representative: City of Durham - Sandra Wilbur 
  • Local Government Representative: Town of Chapel Hill - Allison Weakley
  • Local Government Representative: City of Burlington €- Michael Layne
  • Local Government Representative: City of Greensboro €- David Phlegar
  • Local Government Representative: Town of Cary €- Eric Kulz 
  • Local Government Representative: Elon, Gibsonville, Graham & Mebane - Josh Johnson
  • Professional or Academic Representative: UNC €- Lawrence Band
  • Professional Engineer: NCSU Dept Biological Engineering €- Bill Hunt
  • NC Dept of Transportation Representative: NC DOT €- Andy McDaniel
  • Conservation Organization Representative: NC Conservation Network - Grady McCallie
Upcoming Meetings
  • Friday, June 2, 2017

(Unless otherwise noted, the first Friday of the month, 9:30am - 12:00pm at theTJCOG)

For more information, contact:

Patrick Beggs