401 & Buffer Permitting Statutes & Rules

Streams, Wetlands, Waters

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
Section 401 of the Clean Water Act

15A NCAC SUBCHAPTER 2H  Procedures for Permits
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     15A NCAC 02H .0500  401 Water Quality Certification Rules
     15A NCAC 02H .1300  Isolated Wetlands and Waters (non-404) Rules
          *Note: these rules were amended in Section 54 of SL 2014-120

15A NCAC SUBCHAPTER 2B  Surface Water and Wetland Standards
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     15A NCAC 02B .0100, .0200, .0300  Classifications and Standards 
     15A NCAC 02B .0200 (.0211 - .0222) Stream Standards 
     15A NCAC 02B .0231  Wetlands Standards 
     15A NCAC 02B .0230  Activities deemed to comply with Wetlands Standards    

Riparian Buffers

15A NCAC 02B .0233  Neuse River Basin Buffer Rule  
15A NCAC 02B .0259  Tar-Pamlico River Basin Buffer Rule  
15A NCAC 02B .0243  Catawba River Basin Buffer Rule  
15A NCAC 02B .0250  Randleman Lake Water Supply Watershed Buffer Rule   
15A NCAC 02B .0267  Jordan Lake Water Supply Watershed Buffer Rule  
15A NCAC 02B .0605  Goose Creek Watershed Water Quality Management Plans: Buffer Widths Rule  
15A NCAC 02B .0606  Goose Creek Watershed: Buffer Variance Rule  
15A NCAC 02B .0607  Goose Creek Watershed: Buffer Rule  
15A NCAC 02B .0608  Goose Creek Watershed: Forest Harvesting Requirements Rule  
Interpretive Ruling on USDA Soil Survey Maps

*Note that the above rules have not been updated to reflect any of the following session laws or recent legislation:
     Session Law 2011-394 Section 17  20 Coastal Counties
     Session Law 2012 Section 8  Neuse & Tam-Pamlico
     Session Law 2013-395 Section 2  Jordan
     Session Law 2013-413 Section 52  Agricultural Ponds Exemption    
     Session Law 2015-246, House Bill 44, G.S. 143-214.23A  Riparian Buffer Reform
    

Mitigation

15A NCAC 02B .0295  Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rule  
15A NCAC 02H .0506(h) and 15A NCAC 02H .1305(g)  Review of Applications
15A NCAC 02B .0240  Nutrient Offset Payments 
G.S. 143-214.26  Nutrient Offset Credits
G.S. 143-214.11  Compensatory Mitigation Options
G.S. 143-214.20  Compensatory Mitigation Fees
Session Law 2009-337
Session Law 2011-343
Session Law 2017-10 [Section 3.13.(a)]
Session Law 2017-145
 

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