§ 143‑214.7B.  Fast‑track permitting for stormwater management systems.

The Commission shall adopt rules to establish a fast‑track permitting process that allows for the issuance of stormwater management system permits without a technical review when the permit applicant (i) complies with the Minimum Design Criteria for stormwater management developed by the Department and (ii) submits a permit application prepared by a qualified professional. In developing the rules, the Commission shall consult with a technical working group that consists of industry experts, engineers, environmental consultants, relevant faculty from The University of North Carolina, and other interested stakeholders. The rules shall, at a minimum, provide for all of the following:

(1) A process for permit application, review, and determination.

(2) The types of professionals that are qualified to prepare a permit application submitted pursuant to this section and the types of qualifications such professionals must have.

(3) A process for ensuring compliance with the Minimum Design Criteria.

(4) That permits issued pursuant to the fast‑track permitting process comply with State water quality standards adopted pursuant to G.S. 143‑214.1, 143‑214.7, and 143‑215.3(a)(1).

(5) A process for establishing the liability of a qualified professional who prepares a permit application for a stormwater management system that fails to comply with the Minimum Design Criteria. (2013‑82, s. 2.)