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2B Nutrient Rules . Stakeholder Meeting. October 18, 2017. 2. Neuse / Tar-Pamlico / Randleman . Readoption. Process. All must be readopted per G.S. 150B-21.3A. Informal Public Input Process. April 2015: Stakeholder input session . ID: 725325 Download Presentation

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Department of Environmental Quality

2B Nutrient Rules

Stakeholder Meeting

October 18, 2017

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Neuse / Tar-Pamlico / Randleman

Readoption

Process

All must be readopted per G.S. 150B-21.3A

Informal Public Input ProcessApril 2015: Stakeholder input session December 2015: Redrafts completed 2016: Department Review April 2017: Public information session on updated drafts 2015-2017: Multiple meetings w/ interested parties

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Neuse / Tar-Pamlico / Randleman

Readoption

Process

September 2017: Draft rules presented to WQC

Staff directed to schedule additional stakeholder meetingOpportunity for additional feedback on draft revisionsNovember 2017: Update WQC stakeholder meetingJanuary 2018: Bring draft rules to WQCRequest start of formal rulemakingDraft fiscal noteDraft Rule Revisions Posted Online:https://deq.nc.gov/about/divisions/water-resources/water-resources-regulations-guidance/dwr-classifications-standards/rule-readoption-process

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2B Nutrient Strategy Rules Neuse, Tar-Pamlico, Randleman

Neuse

.0232     Goals Rule

.0233     Buffer Protection

.0234     Wastewater

.0235     New Development.0236     Ag Goals (repeal).0238     Agriculture.0239     Nutrient Management (repeal).0240     Nutrient Offset.0241     Buffer Delegation

 

 

Tar-Pamlico

.0229     Non-Association

.0237     BMP Rate

(repeal)

.0255     Ag Goals

(repeal).0256     Agriculture.0257     Nutrient Management (repeal).0258     New Development.0259     Buffer Protection.0261     Buffer Delegation   Randleman Lake.0248 Purpose and Scope.0249 Wastewater.0250 Buffer Protection.0251 Stormwater New Rules.0701 Definitions.0705 Buffer Approval.0730 Buffer Forestry.0730 Tar-Pamlico Purpose and Scope

2B Nutrient Rules Proposed for Amendment & Transfer to new .0700 Section

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Proposed Revisions – Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

(.0711 & .0741)

Local Government Requirements

Add communities – 16 Neuse / 3 Tar-Pamlico

Criteria for adding new communitiesEvaluated overall population / population growth rateAlready have post-construction requirements like Phase IIAlready implementing in part of jurisdictionDropped retrofit ID requirement

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Proposed Revisions – Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Department of Environmental Quality

Neuse

Tar-Pamlico

Current

Adding

Orange County

Durham County

Durham

Wake County

Cary

Garner

RaleighApex, MorrisvilleHolly SpringsFuquay, KnightdaleWendell, Rolesville,Wake ForestJohnston CountySmithfieldClayton

Nash

County

Wayne County

Goldsboro

Greene County

Wilson

Wilson County

Kinston

Pitt County

Greenville, Winterville

New Bern

Craven County

Havelock

Current

Adding

Oxford

Granville County

Henderson

Vance County

Franklin County

Nash County

Rocky Mount

Wilson County

Edgecombe County

Tarboro

Pitt County

Greenville

Beaufort County

Washington

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Proposed Revisions – Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Project Requirements

Exempt individual SFR lot projects meeting criteria:

Not part of larger common plan of development

< 5% BUA or on lot > 5 acresClarified ways to meet runoff requirementsExport targetsVolume match per definition in 15A NCAC 02H .1002Nutrient offset option

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Proposed Revisions – Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Project Requirements

Replaced offsite thresholds w/ min onsite requirement

If > 24 % BUA must implement one primary SCM

Add 2H .1003 low-density standardsDispersed flow, vegetative conveyance, curb outletsAddress cumulative impactsNot part of larger common plan of DevelopmentAdding to existing developed lot exceeds 24 % BUAStormwater plan addressing new BUA required

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Proposed Revisions – Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Project Requirements (continued…)

Require use of then-current SNAP load accounting tool

Updated Tar-Pam phosphorus export target

to 0.8 lbs/ac/yrAdd option for regional SCMLG linear projects may meet targets entirely w/ offsetsDrop 1 yr / 24 hr storm peak rate match requirement

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Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Stormwater

Rule Revisions

Update / added language addressing redevelopment

Adheres to Session Law 2014-290Only applies when redevelopment increases BUAArea of disturbance – preexisting BUA must be treatedRedevelopment Treatment Options:Meet % load reduction goalsMeet nutrient loading rate targets

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Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Stormwater

Rule Revisions

Incorporated elements from model program

Land disturbance thresholdsBMP maintenance requirementCompliance with buffer protection rulesOffsite option (and point to Nutrient Offset Rule)

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Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Stormwater

Rule Revisions

Updated Rule Implementation Timeline

Division to submit model program to EMC within 4 monthsSubject Local governments submit programsWithin 6 months of model program approval for existing LGWithin 12 months if newly named communityLG’s begin implementing 6 months after EMC approval of their local program

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Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Stormwater

Rule Revisions

Added Annual Reporting Language

Clarifies what needs to be in submittalDue each October in electronic formatInclude data used in calculation tools

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Neuse & Tar-Pamlico New Development

Stormwater

Rule Revisions

Added Compliance Language

Clarifies expectations and potential recourseLG’s authority to approve stormwater plans contingent on rule compliance

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QUESTIONS

Department of Environmental Quality

John Huisman

Environmental Program Consultant

N.C. Dept. Of Environmental Quality

Division of Water Resources

919-807-6436 john.huisman@ncdenr.gov

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Neuse & Tar-Pamlico Agriculture Rule Revisions

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Agriculture Rules (.0712 & .0732)

Accounting

Reduction progress adjusted to account for Ag land lost to dev.BMP StandardsAdds practice standards for Ag BMPsBasin Oversight Committee (BOC)Addition of environmental & farming interest seats on BOCAnnual ReportingAnnual reports to be submitted to Division

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QUESTIONS

Department of Environmental Quality

John Huisman

Environmental Program Consultant

N.C. Dept. Of Environmental Quality

Division of Water Resources

919-807-6436 john.huisman@ncdenr.gov

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Neuse & Tar-Pamlico Randleman Purpose & Scope Rule Revisions

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Neuse & Tar-Pamlico Purpose & Scope Rules (.0710 & .0730)

Applicability

Clarifies geographic area to which the rules applyReportingAdds biannual report to WQC on strategy implementation progressAdaptive ManagementAdds Division evaluation of basin nutrient dynamicsRandleman (.0720)Added Clarifying language & updated rule references

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QUESTIONS

Department of Environmental Quality

John Huisman

Environmental Program Consultant

N.C. Dept. Of Environmental Quality

Division of Water Resources

919-807-6436 john.huisman@ncdenr.gov

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Nutrient Strategies Definitions Rule

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Definitions Rule (.0701)

Definitions for terms used in nutrient management strategy rules

Existing definitions moved into this rule Some definitions remain in Nutrient Offset & Waster Water RuleThose terms used only in those rules.

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QUESTIONS

Department of Environmental Quality

John Huisman

Environmental Program Consultant

N.C. Dept. Of Environmental Quality

Division of Water Resources

919-807-6436 john.huisman@ncdenr.gov

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Next Steps

Department of Environmental Quality

Rulemaking

Process Moving Forward

November 2017

Information Item Update to WQC

January 2018

Request Permission to Initiate Formal Rulemaking

- Begin Development

of Fiscal Note

July 2018

Draft Rules & Fiscal

Note to WQCSeptember 2018Request Permission from EMC to Proceed to Public Comment- 60 Day Public Comment, Public Hearings, Hearing OfficersLate 2018 – Early 2019EMC Adoption of Rules / RRC Approval

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QUESTIONS

Department of Environmental Quality

John Huisman

Environmental Program Consultant

N.C. Dept. Of Environmental Quality

Division of Water Resources

919-807-6436 john.huisman@ncdenr.gov

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