§ 159.107  DESIGN MANUAL.
   (A)   Reference to design manual. 
      (1)   The Stormwater Administrator shall use the policy, criteria, and information, including technical specifications and standards, in the Design Manual prepared by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources as the basis for decisions about stormwater permits and about the design, implementation and performance of structural and non-structural stormwater BMPs.
      (2)   The Design Manual includes a list of acceptable stormwater treatment practices, including specific design criteria for each stormwater practice. Stormwater treatment practices that are designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with these design and sizing criteria will be presumed to meet the minimum water quality performance standards of the Phase II and other applicable stormwater laws.
   (B)   Relationship of design manual to other laws and regulations.  If the specifications or guidelines of the Design Manual are more restrictive or apply a higher standard than other laws or regulations, that fact shall not prevent application of the specifications or guidelines in the Design Manual.
   (C)   Changes to standards and specifications.  If the standards, specifications, guidelines, policies, criteria, or other information in the Design Manual are amended subsequent to the submittal of an application for approval pursuant to this Ordinance but prior to approval, the new information shall control and shall be utilized in reviewing the application and in implementing this Ordinance with regard to the application.
(Ord. O-2007-24, passed 9-18-07)