Thursday, December 11, 2008

New North Carolina (NCDENR) Stormwater Rules for Discharges to Sensitive Water

New Division of Water Quality stormwater rules became effective October 1, 2008 in North Carolina for coastal areas which drain to shellfishing areas or other high value water resources. The new rules regulate new development and redevelopment projects. The major areas for change are 1) coverage (non-residential), 2) low density thresholds, 3) design storm requirements, 4) wetlands and impervious surface calculations, and 5) vegetative buffer size.

In areas within one-half mile of shelling fishing areas, percent impervious cover must be <12%>MS4 stormwater discharge permits as they are reissued.

For further information contact Caltha LLP at
Caltha LLP Website

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