Permit Directory: A-C

Permit Name Environmental Category Description
Air Curtain Incinerators General Title V Air Permit Air New Air Curtain Incineration (ACI) Units only burning the following: 100 percent wood waste; 100 percent clean lumber, and 100 percent mixture of only wood waste, clean lumber and/or yard waste.
Animal Waste NPDES Permits Water Any animal feeding operation that plans to discharge from the production area or land application area must have coverage under an Animal Waste NPDES Permit. Most other facilities with certain threshold animal numbers will require coverage under an Animal Waste State Permit.
Animal Waste STATE Permits Water Treatment and disposal of liquid animal waste to the land surface with no discharge to groundwater or surface waters.
Aquaculture Collection Permit Marine Fisheries The collecting of protected or out-of-season marine and estuarine species for aquaculture purposes.
Aquaculture Operation Permit Marine Fisheries Operation of an aquaculture facility. Allows an individual to transport or sell hatchery or aquaculture operation products that do not meet size or bag limits.
Aquaculture Seed Transplant Permit Marine Fisheries To allow shellfish lease/franchise holders to purchase shellfish seed from permitted aquaculture operations that use waters in the prohibited, restricted, or conditionally approved classification for placement on their private beds.
Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) & Other Injection Well Types Water The construction and operation of an injection well for aquifer storage and recovery well.
Authorization to Construct (ATC) Water Any construction of a wastewater treatment facility where a National Polluntant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) has been issued by the Division of Water Resources, Wastewater Branch.
Black Sea Bass North of Cape Hatteras Dealer Permit Marine Fisheries Authorizes licensed dealers to purchase black sea bass with respect to season and pound limit requirements.
Blocks of Ten-Day Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses Marine Fisheries This license allows vessel owners to issue ten-day Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses to anglers aboard their vessel so that the angler does not have to purchase his/her own license. Each license is valid for ten consecutive days.
Blue Crab Shedding Permit Marine Fisheries Authorizes and identifies shedding operations possessing more than 50 crabs at any time.
Bridge Permit (Section 9 Permit) Other (Federal) Construction, reconstruction or modification of an existing bridge or causeway across navigable waters of the United States.
Buffer Authorizations Water Triggered by disturbance to vegetated 50-foot buffers within the Catawba, Neuse and Tar-Pamlico River Basins or the Randleman Watershed.
Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) Federal Consistency Determination Coastal Federal activities or non-federal projects requiring a federal permit and/or license.
Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) General Permit Coastal General permits are reserved for routine development activites that usually pose little or no threat to the environment. Examples include, but not limited to, docks, piers, bulkheads, etc.
Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) Major Permit Coastal Development activity that is located in (or affects) an Area of Environmental Concern and in any of North Carolina's 20 coastal counties.
Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) Minor Development Permit Coastal Development activity in any of North Carolina's 20 coastal counties. An example of this activity is single family houses.
Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area Permit/Registration Water Any person who withdraws, obtains or utilizes surface and/or groundwater in excess of 10,000-100,000 gallons per day in an area designated as a "capacity use area."
Closed-Loop Recycle Systems (Wastewater Treatment) Water A wastewater treatment facility that utilizes water in a recycled fashion and does not discharge wastewater to the ground or surface waters of the state.
Closed Oyster Season Harvest Certificate Marine Fisheries To authorize leaseholders to harvest oysters from closed harvest areas for the protection of public health.
Coastal Recreational Fishing License (CRFL) Marine Fisheries Allows the individual to recreationally harvest finfish in the state's coastal waters.
Coastal Recreational Fishing License Exemption Permit Marine Fisheries Allows individuals and organizations serving certain groups (e.g., individuals with physical/mental limitaions, disadvantaged youth, etc.) the ability to conduct recreational fishing events without each participant obtaining a CRFL.
Commercial Fishing Vessel Registration (CFVR) Marine Fisheries The designation of a vessel that is engaged in commercial fishing operations.
Construction and Demolition Landfill Permit Waste The construction and operation of a landfill facility for the acceptance of construction and demolition waste or debris as defined in North Carolina General Statute 130A or North Carolina Administrative Code Title 15A Subchapter 13B.
Construction and Operation (Greenfield) Permit Air  Construction or modification of a source or the operation of a source that emits pollutants into the air. Certain exemptions apply.