TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS................................................................................................................................................................ 2

SUBCHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS............................................................................................................................ 5

7:13-1.1 Purpose and scope........................................................................................................................................................ 5

7:13-1.2 Definitions...................................................................................................................................................................... 6

7:13-1.3 Types of permits and approvals................................................................................................................................ 16

7:13-1.4 Delegation of authority............................................................................................................................................... 18

7:13-1.5 Creation of a county water resources association................................................................................................. 19

7:13-1.6 Liberal construction.................................................................................................................................................... 19

7:13-1.7 Severability................................................................................................................................................................... 19

SUBCHAPTER 2. EXTENT OF REGULATORY AUTHORITY........................................................................................... 19

7:13-2.1 Permit requirement....................................................................................................................................................... 19

7:13-2.2 Regulated waters......................................................................................................................................................... 21

7:13-2.3 Regulated areas............................................................................................................................................................ 22

7:13-2.4 Regulated activities..................................................................................................................................................... 24

SUBCHAPTER 3. DETERMINING THE FLOOD HAZARD AREA AND FLOODWAY................................................. 24

7:13-3.1 General provisions for determining the flood hazard area and floodway along a regulated water................. 24

7:13-3.2 Selecting a method for determining the flood hazard area and floodway along a regulated water................. 25

7:13-3.3 Flood hazard area and floodway based on a Department delineation (Method 1)............................................ 27

7:13-3.4 Flood hazard area and floodway based on a FEMA flood insurance study (Methods 2 through 4)............. 27

7:13-3.5 Flood hazard area determined by approximation (Method 5)............................................................................... 29

7:13-3.6 Flood hazard area and floodway determined by calculation (Method 6)............................................................ 30

SUBCHAPTER 4. DETERMINING THE RIPARIAN ZONE................................................................................................. 31

7:13-4.1 The riparian zone......................................................................................................................................................... 31

SUBCHAPTER 5. APPLICABILITY DETERMINATIONS.................................................................................................. 32

7:13-5.1 General provisions for applicability determinations............................................................................................... 32

SUBCHAPTER 6. VERIFICATIONS........................................................................................................................................ 34

7:13-6.1 General provisions for verifications.......................................................................................................................... 34

SUBCHAPTER 7. PERMITS-BY-RULE................................................................................................................................... 36

7:13-7.1 General provisions for permits-by-rule..................................................................................................................... 36

7:13-7.2 Permits-by-rule............................................................................................................................................................. 39

SUBCHAPTER 8. GENERAL PERMITS.................................................................................................................................. 55

7:13-8.1 Standards applicable to all general permits............................................................................................................. 55

7:13-8.2 General permit conditions........................................................................................................................................... 59

7:13-8.3 General permit 1 for channel cleaning under the Stream Cleaning Act............................................................... 61

7:13-8.4 General permits 2A through 2G for agricultural activities designed by the NRCS............................................ 64

7:13-8.5 General permit 3 for bridge or culvert scour protection by a public entity......................................................... 67

7:13-8.6 General permit 4 for stormwater maintenance by a public entity.......................................................................... 67

7:13-8.7 General permit 5 for the relocation of a building to reduce flood damage.......................................................... 68

7:13-8.8 General permit 6 for the reconstruction of a damaged or destroyed residence.................................................. 69

7:13-8.9 General permit 7 for residential construction in a tidal flood hazard area........................................................... 70

7:13-8.10 General permit 8 for a utility line across or along a water with a drainage area of less than 50 acres........... 71

7:13-8.11 General permit 9 for a roadway or footbridge across a water with a drainage area of less than 50 acres.... 71

7:13-8.12 General permit 10 for a stormwater outfall along a water with a drainage area of less than 50 acres............ 72

SUBCHAPTER 9. INDIVIDUAL PERMITS............................................................................................................................. 72

7:13-9.1 General provisions for individual permits................................................................................................................ 72

7:13-9.2 Application requirements for an individual permit................................................................................................. 73

7:13-9.3 Application review procedures for a verification or individual permit................................................................ 75

7:13-9.4 Duration of an individual permit................................................................................................................................ 78

7:13-9.5 Individual permit conditions...................................................................................................................................... 78

7:13-9.6 Cases where a verification is required prior to obtaining an individual permit.................................................. 81

7:13-9.7 Cases where an individual permit can be issued in an approximated flood hazard area................................... 82

7:13-9.8 Hardship exception for an individual permit............................................................................................................ 82

SUBCHAPTER 10. INDIVIDUAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS WITHIN VARIOUS REGULATED AREAS.................. 83

7:13-10.1 Requirements for a regulated activity in a channel.............................................................................................. 83

7:13-10.2 Requirements for a regulated activity in a riparian zone...................................................................................... 85

7:13-10.3 Requirements for a regulated activity in a floodway............................................................................................ 94

7:13-10.4 Requirements for a regulated activity in a flood fringe........................................................................................ 95

7:13-10.5 Requirements for a regulated activity in or along a water with fishery resources......................................... 104

7:13-10.6 Requirements for a regulated activity in a documented habitat for threatened or endangered species.... 107

7:13-10.7 Requirements for a regulated activity in an area with acid producing soils................................................... 108

SUBCHAPTER 11. INDIVIDUAL PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR VARIOUS REGULATED ACTIVITIES............. 109

7:13-11.1 Requirements that apply to all regulated activities............................................................................................ 109

7:13-11.2 Requirements for stormwater management.......................................................................................................... 111

7:13-11.3 Requirements for excavation, fill and grading activities.................................................................................... 112

7:13-11.4 Requirements for a structure.................................................................................................................................. 112

7:13-11.5 Requirements for a building................................................................................................................................... 112

7:13-11.6 Requirements for a railroad, roadway or parking area........................................................................................ 117

7:13-11.7 Requirements for a bridge or culvert.................................................................................................................... 119

7:13-11.8 Requirements for a footbridge............................................................................................................................... 124

7:13-11.9 Requirements for a utility line................................................................................................................................ 125

7:13-11.10 Requirements for a stormwater outfall structure............................................................................................... 128

7:13-11.11 Requirements for a dam or a low dam................................................................................................................. 128

7:13-11.12 Requirements for a flood control project........................................................................................................... 129

7:13-11.13 Requirements for a retaining wall or bulkhead.................................................................................................. 130

7:13-11.14 Requirements for bank stabilization and channel restoration......................................................................... 131

7:13-11.15 Requirements for sediment and debris removal from a water......................................................................... 133

7:13-11.16 Requirements for the storage of unsecured material........................................................................................ 135

7:13-11.17 Requirements for the placement, storage or processing of hazardous substances.................................... 136

7:13-11.18 Requirements for the placement, storage or processing of solid waste........................................................ 137

7:13-11.19 Requirements for the removal of existing fill or an existing structure............................................................ 138

SUBCHAPTER 12. EMERGENCY PERMITS....................................................................................................................... 138

7:13-12.1 Requirements for issuing an emergency permit.................................................................................................. 138

7:13-12.2 Procedures after an emergency permit is issued................................................................................................. 140

SUBCHAPTER 13. REVISION OF AN APPROVAL.......................................................................................................... 140

7:13-13.1 Revision of a verification........................................................................................................................................ 140

7:13-13.2 Revision of a general permit................................................................................................................................... 143

7:13-13.3 Revision of an individual permit............................................................................................................................ 144

7:13-13.4 Revision of a Department delineation by application........................................................................................ 147

7:13-13.5 Revision or suspension of a Department delineation by the Department...................................................... 149

SUBCHAPTER 14. TRANSFER, SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION OF AN APPROVAL................................... 151

7:13-14.1 Transfer of an approval.......................................................................................................................................... 151

7:13-14.2 Suspension of an approval.................................................................................................................................... 152

7:13-14.3 Termination of an approval.................................................................................................................................... 153

SUBCHAPTER 15. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS...................................................................................................... 154

7:13-15.1 General provisions................................................................................................................................................... 154

7:13-15.2 Pre-application conference..................................................................................................................................... 155

7:13-15.3 Application report................................................................................................................................................... 156

7:13-15.4 Engineering report................................................................................................................................................... 156

7:13-15.5 Environmental report............................................................................................................................................... 157

SUBCHAPTER 16. PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS............................................................................................. 159

7:13-16.1 General requirements for public notice of applications..................................................................................... 159

7:13-16.2 Public notice requirements for an application for a verification....................................................................... 160

7:13-16.3 Public notice requirements for an application for an individual permit........................................................... 160

7:13-16.4 Documenting public notice of an application..................................................................................................... 161

7:13-16.5 Newspaper notice.................................................................................................................................................... 162

7:13-16.6 Contents of public notice of an application........................................................................................................ 162

SUBCHAPTER 17. APPLICATION FEES............................................................................................................................. 164

7:13-17.1 Application fees....................................................................................................................................................... 164

SUBCHAPTER 18. REQUESTS FOR ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS............................................................................ 170

7:13-18.1 Requests for adjudicatory hearings...................................................................................................................... 170

SUBCHAPTER 19. ENFORCEMENT..................................................................................................................................... 172

7:13-19.1 Penalties.................................................................................................................................................................... 172

7:13-19.2 Grace period applicability; procedures................................................................................................................. 172

APPENDIX 1: APPROXIMATING THE FLOOD HAZARD AREA DESIGN FLOOD ELEVATION......................... 177

APPENDIX 2: LIST OF DEPARTMENT DELINEATED WATERS.................................................................................. 184