State Nutrient Strategy Rule Compliance - Nutrient Accounting Tool
The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) has adopted Nutrient Rules for Jordan Lake and Falls Lake and NCDOT's GREEN Program guides the Department's compliance. These rules establish nutrient management strategies designed to reduce algal growth in the lakes. As part of these rules, contributors of nutrients to the lakes, including the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), are required to reduce their loading of total nitrogen and total phosphorous in order to restore water quality standards in the lakes. The nutrient management strategies require NCDOT to develop and implement a Stormwater Management Program describing the Department’s plan for controlling nutrient loads from road and non-road development. The Department’s approved Stormwater Management Programs, known as the GREEN Program, are available below along with supporting information.