Section .0600 - Water Quality Management Plans

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 15a - environmental quality/chapter 02 - environmental management/subchapter b/15a ncac 02b .0601.html
Published: 2015

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section .0600 - WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANS

 

15A NCAC 02B .0601       SITE SPECIFIC WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

PLAN FOR THE GOOSE CREEK WATERSHED (YADKIN PEE-DEE RIVER BASIN): PURPOSE

The Goose Creek watershed in the Yadkin Pee-Dee River Basin

provides habitat for an aquatic animal species that is listed as federally

endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the provisions of the

Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531-1544.  Maintenance and recovery of the

water quality conditions required to sustain and recover the federally-listed

endangered species thereby protects the biological integrity of the waters. 

The Goose Creek watershed, which includes Goose Creek (Index # 13-17-18),

Stevens Creek (Index # 13-17-18-1), Paddle Branch (Index # 13-17-18-2), Duck

Creek (Index # 13-17-18-3) and all tributaries, shall be protected by the

site-specific management strategy described in Rules .0601 through .0609 of

this Section.

The purpose of the actions required by this site-specific

management strategy is for the maintenance and recovery of the water quality

conditions required to sustain and recover the federally endangered Carolina

heelsplitter (Lasmigona decorata) species.  Management of the streamside zones

to stabilize streambanks and prevent sedimentation are critical measures to

restore water quality to sustain and enable recovery of the federally

endangered Carolina heelsplitter.  Site-specific management strategies shall be

implemented to:

(1)           control stormwater for projects disturbing

one acre or more of land as described in Rule .0602,

(2)           control wastewater discharges as described

in Rule .0603,

(3)           control toxicity to streams supporting the

Carolina heelsplitter as described in Rule .0604, and

(4)           maintain riparian buffers as described in

Rules .0605 through .0609. 

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-214.1;

143-215.3(a)(1); 143-215.8A;

Eff. January 1, 2009.