(Revised March 16, 2012)

Cover Letter, March 16, 2012
  1. Adoption Timeline New Development Rule
  2. Other Stormwater Programs:
  3. Statement of Riparian Buffer Ordinance Compliance – Jordan Lake is in the Cape Fear River Basin and is designated a Water Supply Watershed. Wake County's Unified Development Ordinance, Article 11, Environmental Standards, applies 100' riparian buffers in water supply watersheds that are more restrictive than those of the Jordan Rule.

  4. State and Federal Entities Implementation – Wake County will not enforce the requirements of the Jordan Lake Rule on State or Federal Entities.

  5. Areas of Applicability – Wake County’s Planning jurisdiction in the Jordan Lake Water Supply Watershed is limited to the unincorporated area of Wake County, excluding any corporate limits or ETJ.

  6. Minimum Qualifications of Stormwater Administrator – Copies of the PDQs established by the Wake County Board of Commissioners are included with this submittal for the Watershed Manager (Program Manager) and seven (7) Environmental Engineers/Consultants that perform development review/approval/permitting/inspections and enforcement. These are minimum qualifications. Individuals filling these positions frequently have qualifications that exceed the minimum standards.
  7. Maintenance/Inspection Program – Wake County's stormwater maintenance/inspection requirements are outlined in the Wake County Unified Development Ordinance, Article 9 Stormwater Management, Part 3, Completion and Maintenance of Improvements. Article 9 is included with this submittal. A copy of Wake County's most recent BMP report is also attached. The BMP report includes a GIS map with the location of Wake County BMPs.
  8. Forms – Includes a New Development Standards Checklist Wake County developed for Jordan Lake and other forms currently used by Wake County for stormwater permitting and compliance processes.
  9. Ordinance – the proposed Ordinance to amend Article 9, Stormwater Management, of the Wake County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to include the New Development Rules and copy of the UDO.
  10. Nutrient Loading Accounting Tool – Wake County is submitting a hybrid design tool based on the Jordan Lake accounting tool, which has been modified to address the Wake County’s local stormwater requirements and the three nutrient management strategies applicable in Wake County: Neuse, Falls and Jordan. Numerous questions arose in review of the Jordan tool. These were discussed with the Jordon Tool developer and DENR staff. Some issues were resolved; some remain unresolved. Item 10a. outlines Wake County’s need for a hybrid tool, summarizes tool contents, worksheets and related issues and questions for DENR input. The hybrid tool is compliant with the Jordan New Development Rule and is an Excel spreadsheet.
  11. Program Contacts

  12. Stormwater Map

  13. Forms – Same as 8.

  14. Program Approval – Same as 1.

  15. Ordinance Changes – See Item 9 above for the proposed Ordinance to amend the Wake County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to include the New Development Rules.

  16. Land Use Planning – Table summarizing recent plan and policy review.
  17. Exceeding Minimum Requirements (optional)