Nutrient Offset Process ...learn more
Customers are encouraged to consult the Division of Water Resources Non-Point Source Branch Web pages for detailed information on nutrient offset payments, applicable rules and reporting requirements early in their site planning process. Participation in the DMS Nutrient Offset Program is voluntary. Applicants wishing to access DMS Nutrient Offset Program must complete and submit the nutrient offset payment request form.
All requests to make a payment must be accompanied by a copy of the letter from the local government verifying the buy-down requirements, as well as a signed statement of compliance with G.S. 143-214.26. Before accepting any nutrient payment, DMS is required to consider the financial, temporal and technical ability of the program to satisfy the mitigation request.
Once DMS has agreed to accept payment, applicants will be notified in writing by the In-Lieu Fee Program Coordinator. DMS cannot accept a payment until a DMS acceptance letter has been issued.