North Carolina Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board
NEW! TetraTech is developing a Jordan Jursidictional Allocation Model to address Section 3(d)(2)b. of Session Law 2009-216 (see NSAB's duties below). Please click here to visit the Triangle J Council of Government's website for information on this model.
NSAB's Annual Reports to the Secretary
Including meeting plans, minutes and documents distributed at past meetings.
Session Law 2009-216, in addition to setting requirements for stormwater from existing development in the Jordan Lake Watershed, required the formation of a Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to improve on the tools needed to address nutrient loading from existing development in any watershed, statewide, where nutrients are of concern. The Secretary of DENR was required to establish the Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board (NSAB) with up to 10 representatives with various qualifications by July 1, 2010. The primary role of the NSAB, as seen by the Division, is to provide advice and recommendations to the Division and local governments on ways to effectively meet existing development requirements of nutrient strategies in general and the Jordan Stage 2 requirements specifically.
Develop method for estimating jursidication-scale loadings from existing development: baseline, post-baseline increases, and reduction goals.
No later than July 1, 2012, the NSAB shall do all of the following:
1. Identify management strategies that can be used by local governments to reduce nutrient loading from existing development
2. Evaluate the feasibility, costs, and benefits of implementing the identified management strategies
3. Develop an accounting system for assignment of nutrient reduction credits for the identified management strategies
4. Identify the need for any improvements or refinements to modeling and other analytical tools used to evaluate water quality in nutrient-impaired waters and nutrient management strategies
The Nutrient Scientific Advisory Board is required to give annual reports to the Secertary no later than July 1st of each year concerning its activities, findings, and recommendations.
A requirement of the NSAB was to establish a board with up to 10 representatives with various qualifications and diverse backgrounds:
· Local Government Representative: City of Durham – John Cox
· Local Government Representative: Town of Chapel Hill – Trish D’Arconte
· Local Government Representative: City of Burlington – Michael Layne
· Local Government Representative: City of Greensboro – David Phlegar
· Local Government Representative: Town of Cary – Matt Flynn
· Local Government Representative: Elon, Gibsonville, Graham & Mebane - John Johnson
· Professional or Academic Representative: UNC – Lawrence Band
· Professional Engineer: NCSU Dept Biological Engineering – Bill Hunt
· NC Dept of Transportation Representative: NC DOT – Andy McDaniel
· Conservation Organization Representative: NC Conservation Network – Grady McCallie
(Unless otherwise noted, the first Friday of the month, 9:30am - 12:00pm at the TJCOG)
Jason T. Robinson, P.E.
Environmental Program Consultant