SECTION .0200 ‑ PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

 

02 NCAC 60C .0201          STREAMSIDE MANAGEMENT ZONE

(a)  A streamside management zone (SMZ) shall be established and maintained along the margins of intermittent and perennial streams and perennial waterbodies.  The SMZ shall be of sufficient width to confine within the SMZ visible sediment resulting from accelerated erosion.

(b)  Ground cover, or other means, within the SMZ shall be sufficient to restrain accelerated erosion.

(c)  Access roads, skid trails, except as provided in Rule .0203 of this Section, logging decks and mill sites shall be placed outside of SMZs.  When barriers such as property lines or limiting land features prohibit the location of any of these outside of SMZs, they can be located within the SMZs.  When located within SMZs they shall have effective erosion control and sediment control structures or measures installed to restrain accelerated erosion and prevent visible sediment from entering intermittent or perennial streams or perennial waterbodies.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A-52.1;

Eff. January 1, 1990;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 01I .0201 Eff. April 1, 2014.