Name: Public Hearing for Mitigation Program Requirements for Protection and Maintenance of Riparian Buffers
WHERE: Pitt Community College, Goess Student Center, Goess Multipurpose Room #137-139, 169 Bulldog Run, Winterville, NC 28590 WHEN: 7 p.m. WHY: These proposed rule changes in Rule 2B .0295 will provide mitigation options not currently available to DOT, developers, and private individuals. In addition to providing greater regulatory flexibility, the proposed changes incorporate contemporary technical and operational techniques into the rules. These proposed amendments were developed through a public stakeholder process, advance the public interest and are designed to achieve their objectives in a cost-effective and timely manner.
The division also seeks to repeal the current buffer mitigation rules (2B .0242, .0244, .0252, .0260, .0268, and .0609), since they are proposed to be consolidated and replaced by 15A NCAC .02B .0295, "Mitigation Program Requirements for Protection and Maintenance of Riparian Buffers". The purpose of this consolidation is to bring consistency to the current riparian buffer mitigation rules. A reduction in the number of rules is in the public interest and consistent with the principles of Executive Order 70.
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