SECTION .1100 ‑ POLICIES ON BENEFICIAL USE AND
AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS RESULTING FROM THE EXCAVATION OR MAINTENANCE OF
15A NCAC 07M .1101 DECLARATION OF GENERAL POLICY
Certain dredged material disposal practices may result in removal
of material important to the sediment budget of ocean and inlet beaches. This
may, particularly over time, adversely impact important natural beach functions
especially during storm events and may increase long term erosion rates.
Ongoing channel maintenance requirements throughout the coastal area also lead
to the need to construct new or expanded disposal sites as existing sites
fill. This is a financially and environmentally costly undertaking. In
addition, new sites for disposal are increasingly harder to find because of
competition from development interests for suitable sites. Therefore, it is
the policy of the State of North Carolina that material resulting from the
excavation or maintenance of navigation channels be used in a beneficial way
History Note: Authority G.S. 113A‑107;
Eff. October 1, 1992.