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Environmental Management Commission - July 11 WQC

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
WATER QUALITY COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA
 
July 11, 2012
Archdale Building-Ground Floor Hearing Room
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
General Statute § 138A-15 mandates that the Chairman inquire as to whether any member knows of any known conflict of interest or appearance of conflict with respect to matters before the Environmental Management Commission’s Water Quality Committee. If any member knows of a conflict of interest or appearance of conflict, please so state at this time.
 
1:00 PM-Opening Comment                                                                         Chairman Peterson
 
1. Request to Proceed to the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) with Falls Lake watershed and Jordan Lake watershed State and Federal Stormwater Nutrient Accounting Tools and Baseline Loads for Falls Lake watershed(Action Item) (John Huisman)
 
The Falls and Jordan Lake watershed stormwater rules for state & federal entities, 15A NCAC 2B.0281 and 15A NCAC 2B .0271, respectively, call on the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) to submit a nutrient accounting framework to the EMC for approval. The framework includes a tool that will allow subject parties to account for loading from new and existing developed lands and loading changes due to BMP implementation. DWQ proposes to use the Falls Lake and Jordan Lake Stormwater Accounting Tool approved by the EMC in March 2011 for non-DOT state and federal entities and a modified version of the tool developed through a collaboration with NCDOT and North Carolina State University for use on NCDOT development. As a part of the accounting framework, the Falls Lake watershed stormwater rule also requires the development of baseline nutrient loads for NCDOT roadways and industrial facilities using stormwater runoff nutrient load characterization data collected through the NPDES Research Program under NCS0000250 Permit Part II Section G. In accordance with these requirements, the NCDWQ and NCDOT developed an approach for calculating baseline nutrient loads for NCDOT in the Falls Lake watershed. The approach is based on existing data and models used to develop the Falls Lake watershed rules. DWQ requests to proceed to the EMC Falls Lake watershed and Jordan Lake watershed State and Federal Stormwater Nutrient Accounting Tools and Baseline Loads for Falls Lake watershed. (Attachments enclosed: Falls Lake and Jordan Lake State & Federal Stormwater Nutrient Accounting Tools and Baseline Loads and PowerPoint Presentation)
 
2. Request for a Major Variance from the Neuse River Riparian Area Protection Rules for a single family residence to Lindsay Veit and John Bayer at 526 Oakland Drive in Raleigh, NC-(Action Item) (Amy Chapman)
 
A request has been received for the Water Quality Committee (WQC) to grant a Major Variance from the Neuse River Riparian Area Protection Rules (15A NCAC 2B .0233) to Lindsay Veit and John Bayer for a single family residence at 526 Oakland Drive (Lots 3 D.L. Jordan Subdivision), in Raleigh, NC. Due to the size of the property and the presence of Big Branch creek running through the property, the proposed residence and home will need to encroach into Zone one and Zone two of the buffers. The applicant is proposing mitigation and use of rain barrels/cisterns to offset the proposed buffer impacts. DWQ supports this major variance request. However, DWQ recognizes that the applicant does not comply with the evaluation criteria 15A NCAC 02B .0233(9)(a)(i)(E), since the owner purchased the property after the effective date of the rule. (Attachments enclosed: Variance Application, DWQ Findings of Fact, and PowerPoint Presentation)
 
3.Request for a Major Variance from the Neuse River Riparian Area Protection Rules for the Laura Duncan Parkway Townhomes to Mr. Dess Langdon of R.L. Properties at 2580 Laura Duncan Road, in Cary, NC-(Action Item) (Amy Chapman)

A request has been received for the WQC to grant a Major Variance from the Neuse River Riparian Area Protection Rules (15A NCAC 2B .0233) to Mr. Dess Langdon of R.L. Properties for the Laura Duncan Parkway Townhomes at 2580 Laura Duncan Road in Cary, NC. Due to size of the property, Town of Cary setbacks, and the amount of buffer on this property, the applicant will need to impact Zone one and Zone two of the buffers. The applicant is proposing mitigation and bioretention to offset the proposed buffer impacts. DWQ staff supports this major variance request. However, DWQ recognizes that the applicant does not comply with the evaluation criteria 15A NCAC 02B 0233(9)(a)(i)(E), since the owner purchased the property after the effective date of the rule.
 
 
Closing comments – Chairman Peterson 
This agenda is available on the internet at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/emc/july-11-wqc
 
 

 

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