Part 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
The stormwater management regulations of this article establish minimum requirements to address adverse effects of stormwater runoff associated with new development. Proper management of stormwater runoff will protect property, control stream channel erosion, reduce flooding, protect floodplains, wetlands, water resources, riparian and aquatic ecosystems, and otherwise provide for environmentally sound use of the county's natural resources.
Commentary: This is not a regulation, but a statement of intent for an ordinance.
Except as otherwise expressly stated, the stormwater management regulations of this article apply to all development within unincorporated Wake County outside the extraterritorial jurisdiction and incorporated boundaries of any municipality.
Commentary: This is standard practice. The ordinance would apply only in Wake County's land use jurisdiction, not in municipalities or ETJs. Municipal councils make those decisions.
The stormwater management regulations of this article do not apply to any of the following development activities;
9-12-1 Agriculture, forestry or mining.