Changes to Buffer Rules: House Bill 44

16 Jun 2015 6:45 AM | Ward Marotti (Administrator)

Passed by the Senate (3rd reading) on 15 June 2015

RIPARIAN BUFFER REFORM

SECTION 13.(a)  Until the convening of the 2016 Regular Session of the 2015 General Assembly, the Environmental Management Commission and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall implement 15A NCAC 02B .0233 (Neuse River Basin: Nutrient Sensitive Waters Management Strategy: Protection and Maintenance of Existing Riparian Buffers) as follows:

(1)        Zone 1, as described in NCAC 02B .0233(4)(a) and Zone 2, as described in NCAC 02B .0233(4)(b) shall not be enforced.

(2)        The riparian buffer shall consist of the 30‑foot riparian area that formerly constituted Zone 1.

(3)        The activities and uses for the riparian buffer are those that could have occured in Zone 2.

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/HTML/H44v3.html

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