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2014

DateNotice
2014-07-02

Public Notice
   *UMBI for Riparian Buffer Mitigation Credits in the Randleman Lake Watershed – Environmental Banc & Exchange, LLC

2014-06-12

Public Notice
   *Change in Mail Service Center 
   *Update in Number of Application Copies 
   *Proposed BPDP in the Neuse River Basin – Restoration Systems, LLC    
   *UMBI Modification for Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation Credits in the Neuse River Basin - Wildlands Engineering, Inc.

2013

Date            Notice
2013-10-04

Public Notice
   *Update on DWR Reorganization in Central Office
   *New and Updated Application Forms
   *Proposed Bank Parcel Development Package in the Neuse River Basin

2013-09-20

Public Notice
   *Proposed Bank Parcel Development Package in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin

2013-09-04

Public Notice
   *Water Quality Certification for City of Raleigh Brockton Drive Lake & Dam Project; DWR # 2013-0682; Raleigh, Wake County
   *Water Quality Certification for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Scaleybark Detention Facility, DWR 2013-0903, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County

2013-08-09

Public Notice
   *Proposed BPDP in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin - Greene Environmental Services, LLC
   *DWQ-DWR Reorganization

2013-05-30

Public Notice
   *UMBI for Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation Credits in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin - Mogensen Mitigation, Inc.
   *UMBI for Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation Credits in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin - Greene Environmental Services, LLC
   *UMBI for Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation Credits in the Jordan Watershed - Restoration Systems, LLC

2013-04-04Public Notice
   *Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing on May 14, 2013 and Cancellation of Public Hearing Initially Scheduled for April 16, 2013; Alcoa Power Generating, Inc. – Yadkin Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2197) Water Quality Certification
2013-03-12

Public Notice
   *Notice of Public Hearing on April 16, 2013 for Alcoa Power Generating, Inc. - Yadkin Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2197) Water Quality Certification

2013-02-22

Public Notice
   * Proposed BPDP in the Haw Subwatershed

2013-02-06

Public Notice
   * Notice of Public Hearing for Martin Marietta Materials - Proposed Vanceboro Quarry

2013-01-11

Public Notice
   * Public Notice and Public Hearings for February 6 and 12, 2013 for the Proposed Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rule
   * Application Tracking System and Importance of Lat/Long
   * 401 Water Quality Certifications and Buffer Authorizations/Variances Permitting Process Feedback Survey
   * UMBI for Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation Credits in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin
   * UMBI for Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation Credits in the Jordan Watershed

 

2012

DateNotice
2012-11-28

Public Notice
   * Water Quality Certification Application for Yadkin Hydroelectric Project FERC No. 2197; Alcoa Power Generating, Inc. (APGI)
   * Proposed Ezell Mitigation Site Bank Parcel Development Package
   * Proposed Hatley Mitigation Site Bank Parcel Development Package

2012-08-22

Public Notice
   * Wildlands Engineering Neuse River Basin (excluding Falls Lake) Umbrella Banking Instrument
   * Proposed Buck Swamp Bank Parcel Development Package
   * Proposed Cedar Grove Mitigation Site Bank Parcel Development Package
   * New Transportation Permitting Unit Supervisor

2012-06-13

Public Notice
   * Proposed Smith Chapel Bank Parcel Development Package
   * Proposed Wayne County Development Alliance Bank Parcel Development Package
   * Proposed LaGrange Bank Parcel Development Package

2012-04-11

Public Notice
   * DRAFT 401 Water Quality Certification for the Proposed Vessel and Small Vessel NPDES General Permits
   * DWQWETLANDS Listserv Update
   * Reminder Concerning Application Address

2012-03-09

Public Notice
   * General Certification Revision Update
   * UMBI for Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation Credits in the Falls Lake Watershed and Proposed BPDP
   * Environmental Banc and Exchange Falls Lake Watershed Umbrella Banking Instrument
   * Proposed Forrest Creek UT-2 Bank Parcel Development Package
   * New Program Development Unit Supervisor

2012-01-12

Public Notice
   * Umbrella Mitigation Banking Instrument (UMBI) Template for Nutrient Offset Mitigation Banks
   * Proposed Water Quality Certification and Isolated and Other non-404 Jurisdictional Wetlands and Waters Permit Revisions
   * Draft Stormwater Condition

 

2011

DateNotice
2011-08-18

Public Notice and Request for Comments
   * Study of the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico Basins Riparian Buffer Rules

2011-06-24

Public Notice
   * Changes to the Express Review Program
   * DWQ study on the water quality impacts of small impoundments begins summer 2011
   * QAPP for Assessing Impacts due to Small Impoundments in N.C. Study
   * Nutrient Offset Coordinator Change
   * Reorganization in the Wetlands & Stormwater Branch
   * Updated Contact Information

2011-04-05

Public Notice and Request for Comments
   * Proposed General Permit for Isolated Wetlands
   * Final Report on Regulatory Success of Wetland and Stream Mitigation Project in NC

 

2010

Date           Notice
2010-12-06

Public Notice
   * 401 Oversight/Express Permitting, Transportation Permitting, Program Development Unit Location Change

2010-10-15

Public Notice and Request for Comments
    * Proposed Neuse Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Umbrella Bank
    * Draft Consolicated Riaparian Buffer Rule and Draft Consolidated Riparian Buffer Mitigation Rule
    * Buffer Clarification Memos

2010-06-16Proposed Neuse Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Umbrella Bank (attachment)
2010-05-28

Update on permitting programs for Waters of the State Including:
    * Randleman Lake Revisions
    * Surface Water Identification and Training Certification Policy
    * NCDWQ Intermittent and Perennial Stream Identification Manual Version 4.0
    * Revision of State General Permit for Impact to Isolated and Other Non-404 Jurisdictional Wetlands and Waters Permit Number: IWGP100000: New Languague for Stormwater Requirements

2010-02-23Update on permitting programs for Waters of the State Including:
    * Proposed Neuse Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Umbrella Bank
    * Check Processing
    * Public Comment Period 2.  Proposed changes for NCDWQ Intermittent and Perennial Stream Identification Manual Version 4.0

 

2009

Date            Notice
2009-12-11Update on permitting programs for Waters of the State Including:
    * Implications of Session Law 2009-406 (Senate Bill 831) for 401 Certifications, Non-404/Isolated Wetlands Permitting, and Buffer Rules (Example Table)
    * Description of Recent Changes to the 401 Stormwater Provisions
    * Proposed Regulatory Guidance for the Calculation of Stream and Buffer Mitigation Credit for Buffer Widths Different From Standard Minimum Widths, Version 4.4
    * FAQ Document about the Buffer Rules
    * Jordan Lake Minor and Major Buffer Variance Application
    * Buffer Clarification Memo #2009-003, DWQ’s stance on the location of buffer mitigation for restoration and enhancement credit
    * Buffer Clarification Memo #2009-004, relating to greenway/hiking trails
    * Buffer Clarification Memo #2009-005, relating to utility line maintenance corridors
    * Draft Buffer Clarification Memo #2009-006, Determination of Buffer Mitigation Credit Where Sewer Line Easements Occur within Zones 1 and 2 of the Protected Riparian Buffers
    * Greenway and Hiking Trails in North Carolina’s Riparian Buffer Protection Areas
    * North Carolina Sea Level Rise Science Forum
2009-08-14Update on permitting programs for Waters of the State Including:
    * Description of Proposed Changes for NCDWQ Intermittent and Perennial Stream Identification Manual Version 4.0
    * Intermittent Stream Mitigation Policy
    * Proposed Modification of Written Application Thresholds in General Certification 3699 (applied to Nationwide Permit 12)
    * Important Updates to EEP's In-lieu Fee and Nutrient Offset Programs
    * Buffer Rule Variance Application Form Revisions
    * Proposed Neuse Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Umbrella Bank
    * Proposed Cape Fear Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Umbrella Bank
    * Suggested Steps for Agricultural Pond Evaluation & Approval to Build
    * Proposed Modification of Stormwater Provisions for 401 General Certifications
2009-04-02Proposed Flat Swamp Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Buffer Bank - Craven County, NC:
    * Memorandum for the Proposed Flat Swamp Mitigation Bank
    * Flat Swamp Buffer Mitigation Bank Plan
2009-03-12Update on permitting programs for Waters of the State Including:
    * Goose Creek buffer rules now in effect in Mecklenburg and Union Counties
    * Revised Credit Release Schedule for Forested Wetlands
    * PACG-TC Recommendations for EEP Expanded Service Areas in Catawba and Little Tennessee River Basins
    * Revised Fee Schedule for Express Review Fees
    * Proposed modification of stormwater management condition of General Certifications 3704 and 3705 and Individual Certifications
    * PUBLIC HEARING - Western Wake Regional Wastewater Management Facilities project, NC DWQ
2009-01-08Implementation of N.C. General Assembly Session Law 2008-152 "An Act to Promote Private Compensatory Mitigation by Private Mitigation Banks"

 

2008

Date            Notice
2008-12-04Update on permitting programs for Waters of the State Including:
    * Public Notice and Public Hearing for January 15, 2009 and cancellation of public hearing initially scheduled for December 16, 2008; Water Quality Certification for the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project - ALCOA Power Generating, Inc.; FERC No. 2197, DWQ # 2007-0812, Davie, Davidson, Rowan, Montgomery and Stanly Counties
    * Proposed Policy to require compensatory mitigation for impacts to greater than 150 linear feet of intermittent streams in North Carolina
    * Clarification of mitigation requirements associated with Isolated and other non-404 Jurisdictional Wetlands
    * New Pre-Construction Notification Form – an update
    * Buffer Interpretation/Clarification #2008-019 – Diffuse Flow Through a Newly Restored Buffer
    * Buffer Interpretation/Clarification #2008-020
Aquatic Life in Intermittent Streams and its Mitigation Implications
Stream Mitigation Requirements and the 401 Water Quality Certification and Isolated Wetlands Programs: Proposed Changes in Internal DWQ Policy
2008-11-12New PCN Form (Effective January 12, 2009)
2008-10-08Renewal of State General Permit for Impacts to Isolated and Other Non-404 Jurisdictional Wetlands and Waters, Permit Number: IWGP100000
2008-07-02401 Water Quality Certification Mailing List: (1) Public Notice for FERC License; (2) Final Version of NC Wetland Assessment Method; (3) Proposed Framework for Mitigation Banks; (4) Draft Version of Headwater Wetland Study; (5) Final Version of Dam Removal Mitigation
Draft Version of Headwater Wetland Study
Dam Removal Mitigation Guidance
NC Wetland Assessment Method: User Manual
NC Wetland Assessment Method: Field Assessment Form
NC Wetland Assessment Method: Dichotomous Key to General Wetland Types
NC Wetland Assessment Method: Rating Calculator
NC Wetland Assessment Method: Wetland Template for use with Rating Calculator
2008-02-25Mailing List Distribution - Including:
    * Information concerning the Division’s stream and wetland monitoring that relate to the recent US Supreme Court decision in the Rapanos/Carabell case
    * Buffer Clarification Memos
    * Jurisdictional Calls for Waters of the State (Intermittent and Perennial start points) by DWQ staff
    * Express Review Forms Updated
    * Hardcopy Soil Survey Map Dates
    * Variance Applications
    * Riparian Buffer Brochure
    * Request for Public Comments – Draft Policy Guidance on “Determining Appropriate Compensatory Mitigation Credit for Dam Removal Projects in North Carolina”, Version 7.1, dated February 13, 2008
    * Policy for Compensatory Mitigation in Adjacent Cataloging Units
Dam removal Guidance, Version 7.1, Febuary 13, 2008
2008-01-09The Duration of flow in Headwater Streams in North Carolina NC Division of Water Quality 
2008-01-09Summary of NC Division of Water Quality reserach related to: 1) relatively permanent flow and; 2) significant nexus to traditionally navigable water (TNW) 

 

2007

Date            Notice
2007-10-12Mailing List Distribution-October 2007 Including:
    * Electronic Submittal of Application Material
    * Rule Development for Non-404 Jurisdictional Wetlands
    * Jurisdictional Calls for Waters of the State by DWQ staff
    * Updated Stormwater Tools on the DWQ Web Site
    * Clarifications Regarding Implementation of the New BMP Manual
    * Clarification of Points Regarding Locally Delegated State Stormwater Programs
    * General Certification Revision Update
2007-08-27Extension of comments on NC WAM Manual and notice of two public hearings Including:
    * Extension of public comments on NC WAM manual
    * Public Hearing for proposed Duke Power’s application for the Dillsboro dam removal, Jackson County
    * Public Hearing for Progress Energy’s application of 401 Certification for Tillery and Blewett Falls Reservoirs, Richmond, Stanly, Anson and Montgomery Counties
    * 401 Certification/Isolated Wetlands Permits Fee Increase
    * Bottomless Culverts
    * General Certification Revision Update
    * DWQ Oversight of Locally Delegated Stormwater Program
    * Approval by the Ecosystem Enhancement Program for Buffer Mitigation Prior to Application
    * Format for materials submitted to DWQ
    * Application submittal requirements for phased projects and other complex site plans
Revised SMP Review Policy
2007-05-12I.  Proposed adoption of the NC Wetlands Assessment Method (NCWAM) by the Division of Water Quality, Division of Coastal Management, US Army Corps of Engineers and US Environmental Protection Agency to use for wetland functional assessments in NC, and
II. Extension of time for comments on draft General Certifications
2007-04-26Replacement of bridge No. 14 over Town Fork Creek and Bridge No. 44 over Town Fork Creek overflow on NC 8, Stokes County
2007-03-12Recent Changes and Clarifications to the 401 Water Quality Certification, Riparian Buffer and Isolated Wetland Programs and Policies (Public notice) Including:
    * Proposed Guidance for Stream Mitigation for FERC-related 401 Certifications
    * Stream origins in the outer coastal plain at PCS Phosphate
    * Examination of the relationship between riparian zone quality and stream biology in coastal plain streams
    * Approved policy interpretation for Riparian Buffer Rules
    * Buffer clarification memoranda
    * Future changes in General 401 Water Quality Certifications and Nationwide Permits
    * Level spreader guidance changes
    * Delegation of buffer authority to Pitt County
Note: Stream Mitigation for FERC-related 401 Certifications guidance

 

2006

DateNotice
2006-10-18Updated Level Spreader Guidance (Final-Effective January 1, 2007)
2006-07-28Draft Updated Level Spreader Design Guidance

 

2005

DateNotice
2005-12-06Referesher stream classes 2006 and coastal plain stream mitigation
2005-12-06Coastal Plain Stream Mitigation Final Draft Policy-Nov. 28
2005-11-10Cumulative impacts and the 401 Water Quality Certification and Isolated Wetland Programs
2005-06-28Recent change in mitigation guidance
2005-06-28Guidance on the use of compensatory mitigation in adjacent cataloging units
2005-06-28Vulcan Construction Materials: Gold Hill Quarry expansion
2005-06-28Mitigation Ecoregions Map
2005-03-03New Maiden High School

 

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