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Stormwater Rules and Regulations

Administrative Code

Current Stormwater Rules:  Effective 1/1/2017
15A NCAC 02H .0126  Stormwater Discharges
15A NCAC 02H .0150  Definitions:  NPDES MS4 Stormwater
15A NCAC 02H .0151  NPDES MS4 Stormwater: Designation and Petition Process
15A NCAC 02H .0153  NPDES MS4 Stormwater: Program Implementation
Compiled 15A NCAC 02H .0126 - .0153

15A NCAC 02H .1001  Post-Construction Stormwater Management: Purpose and Scope
15A NCAC 02H .1002  Definitions
15A NCAC 02H .1003  Requirements that Apply to All Projects

15A NCAC 02H .1016  Development in Urbanizing Areas: Applicability and Delineation
15A NCAC 02H .1017  NPDES MS4 and Urbanizing Areas: Post-Construction  Requirements
15A NCAC 02H .1018  Urbanizing Areas: Delegation
15A NCAC 02H .1019  Coastal Counties
15A NCAC 02H .1020  Universal Stormwater Management Program
15A NCAC 02H .1021  Non-Coastal County High Quality Waters (HQW) and
                                       Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW)
15A NCAC 02H .1030  Stormwater Requirements:  Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
                                       (effective 3/17/2015)

15A NCAC 02H .1040  Permit Administration
15A NCAC 02H .1041  General Permits
15A NCAC 02H .1042  Standard Permitting Process
15A NCAC 02H .1043  Fast Track Permitting Process: Authorization to Construct
15A NCAC 02H .1044  Fast Track Permitting Process: Final Permit
15A NCAC 02H .1045  Requirements for Permit Transfers and Permit Renewals

15A NCAC 02H .1050  MDC for All Stormwater Control Measures
15A NCAC 02H .1051  MDC for Infiltration Systems
15A NCAC 02H .1052  MDC for Bioretention Cells
15A NCAC 02H .1053  MDC for Wet Ponds
15A NCAC 02H .1054  MDC for Stormwater Wetlands
15A NCAC 02H .1055  MDC for Permeable Pavement
15A NCAC 02H .1056  MDC for Sand Filters
15A NCAC 02H .1057  MDC for Rainwater Harvesting
15A NCAC 02H .1058  MDC for Green Roofs
15A NCAC 02H .1059  MDC for Level Spreader-Filter Strips
15A NCAC 02H .1060  MDC for Disconnected Impervious Surfaces
15A NCAC 02H .1061  MDC for Treatment Swales
15A NCAC 02H .1062  MDC for Dry Ponds
Compiled 15A NCAC 02H .1001 - .1062

Earlier Stormwater Rule Versions:  These earlier versions may apply to a development project that has received one of the prior authorizations listed in new Rule 15A NCAC 02H .1001(5). This includes authorizations such as building permits, vested rights.
15A NCAC 02H .1000-.1020  State SW Program Requirements (ORW, HQWUSMPCoastal Counties and Phase I for MS4s)
15A NCAC 02H .0126   NPDES Stormwater Program and Phase II for MS4s

Other Relevant Water Quality Rules
15A NCAC 02B .0100  Assignment of Water Quality Standards
15A NCAC 02B .0200  Standards for Surface Waters & Wetlands (NSWBuffersWater Supply)
15A NCAC 02B. 0225  Updated Outstanding Resource Waters Rule
15A NCAC 02B .0262 .0273 Jordan Lake Rules (also see
15A NCAC 02B .0275 .0282  Falls Lake Rules  (also see
15A NCAC 02B .0300  Assignment of Stream Classifications
15A NCAC 02B.0600  Goose Creek Rules (also applies to Six Mile and Waxhaw Creeks)


Session Law 2012-200  Stormwater Alternatives at Public Airports

Session Law 2011-220  Revisions to SL 2006-246, Section 4

Session Law 2010-177  Amendment to SL 2009-406

Session Law 2009-406  Extension of Certain Development Permits 1/1/2008 to 12/31/2010

Session Law 2008-211  20 Coastal Counties Stormwater Law

Session Law 2008-198  Revisions to S.L. 2006-246 and S.L. 2008-211 (impervious parking legislation)

Session Law 2006-246  Phase II Post-Construction Law (also see 02H .1000 above.)

Additional Rules and Laws

Surface Water Rules and Standards  

NC OAH Rules Division

NC General Assembly Bills and Laws

Metro Washington COG document referenced in 02H .1008(c)(1)