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The Jordan Rules became effective in August 2009. Several session laws have since modified the rules. All sections of the Jordan Rules and the related session laws are listed below.

Jordan Rules Complete Text

Jordan Rules by section:

15A NCAC 02B .0262 - Purpose and Scope   (See #4 below.)

15A NCAC 02B .0263 - Definitions

15A NCAC 02B .0264 - Agriculture 

15A NCAC 02B .0265 - Stormwater Management for New Development (See #2, #5 and #6 below.)

15A NCAC 02B .0266 – Stormwater Management for Existing Development  (Replaced by #1 below.)

15A NCAC 02B .0267 – Protection of Existing Riparian Buffers  (See #2 below.)

15A NCAC 02B .0268 – Mitigation for Riparian Buffers

15A NCAC 02B .0269 – Riparian Buffer Mitigation Fees to NC EEP

15A NCAC 02B .0270 – Wastewater Discharge Requirements  (See #1 and #3 below.)

15A NCAC 02B .0271 – Stormwater Requirements for State and Federal Entities  (See #2 below.)

15A NCAC 02B .0272 - Fertilizer Management 

15A NCAC 02B .0273 - Options for Offsetting Nutrient Loads

15A NCAC 02B .0311 - Cape Fear River Basin

1. Session Law 2009-216 signed into law June 30, 2009.  (Disapproves the Jordan Stormwater Management for Existing Development Rule and establishes substitute requirements. Also delays the nitrogen compliance date by two years for existing dischargers under the Wastewater Discharge Requirements Rule.) 

2. Session Law 2009-484 was signed into law Aug. 26, 2009.  (Part II revises three Jordan rules, including Stormwater Management for New Development, Stormwater Requirements for State and Federal Entities and Protection of Existing Riparian Buffers.)

3. Session Law 2011-394 signed into law July 1, 2011. (Section 14 provides a further, conditional two-year delay delay of the nitrogen wastewater compliance date for existing dischargers under the Wastewater Discharge Requirements Rule.)

4. Session Law 2012-187 signed into law July 16, 2012. (Section 12.1 creates a limitation affecting the Purpose and Scope Rule to narrow the applicability of certain surface water standards in WS-V waters.)

5. Session Law 2012-200 signed into law Aug. 1, 2012. (Section 11.(c) extends the allowable local program implementation date of the New Development Stormwater Rule.) 

6. Session Law 2012-201 signed into law Aug. 1, 2012. (Section 9.(e) of this law revised the local program implementation date of the New Development Stormwater Rule by two years. Separate SL 2012-201 contains the same provision).  

7. Session Law 2013-395 was signed into law August 23, 2013.  (Part I delays future rule implementation by three years.  Part II makes three changes to the Buffer Rule.)
 
8. Session Law 2013-360 was signed into law July 26, 2013.  (Section 14.3A requires DENR to establish a twenty-four-month water quality demonstration project.  The Department is required to contract with a third party that will deploy floating arrays of in-lake, long-distance circulators and to monitor, evaluate, and report on the performance of the circulators in reducing the adverse impacts of harmful algal blooms and excessive chlorophyll in the lake.)
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