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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 77: Rivers, Creeks, and Coastal Waters.

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Article 1 - Commissioners for Opening and Clearing Streams. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-1 77-1. County commissioners to appoint commissioners.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-2 77-2. Flats and appurtenances procured.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-3 77-3. Laid off in districts; passage for fish.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-4 77-4. Gates and slopes on milldams.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-5 77-5. Owner to maintain gate and slope.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-6 77-6. Gates and slopes discontinued.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-7 77-7. Failure of owner of dam to keep gates, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-8 77-8. Repairing breaks.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-9 77-9. Entry upon lands of another to make repairs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-10 77-10. Draws in bridges.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-11 77-11. Public landings.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Obstructions in Streams. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-12 77-12. Obstructing passage of boats.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-13 77-13. Obstructing streams a misdemeanor.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-14 77-14. Obstructions in streams and drainage ditches.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-15 through 77-19 77-15 through 77-19. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Lands Adjoining Coastal Waters. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-20 77-20. Seaward boundary of coastal lands.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-21 through 77-29 77-21 through 77-29. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Lake Wylie Marine Commission. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-30 77-30. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-31 77-31. Authority to create and dissolve commission.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-32 77-32. Governing body.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-33 77-33. Compensation and expenses of commissioners, consultants and staff.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-34 77-34. Meetings and election of officers; rules and regulations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-35 77-35. Powers and duties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-36 77-36. Filing and distribution of certified single ordinance text; effective date of ordinance and admissibility of evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-37 77-37. Regulations for Lake Wylie and shoreline area.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-38 77-38. Authority of law enforcement officers and special officers.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-39 through 77-49 77-39 through 77-49. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - High Rock Lake Marine Commission. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-50 77-50. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-51 77-51. Creation of Commission authorized.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-52 77-52. Terms of members.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-53 77-53. Compensation; budgetary and accounting procedures.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-54 77-54. Organization and meetings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-55 77-55. Powers of Commission; administrative provision.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-56 77-56. Filing and publication of joint ordinances.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-57 77-57. Regulatory authority.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-58 77-58. Enforcement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-59 through 77-69 77-59 through 77-69. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 6 - Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-70 77-70. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-71 77-71. Authority to create Commission; withdrawal from and dissolution of Commission.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-72 77-72. Membership; terms.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-73 77-73. Compensation; budget.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-74 77-74. Organization and meetings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-75 77-75. Powers of the Commission; administration and funding.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-76 77-76. Filing and publication of joint ordinances.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-77 77-77. Regulatory authority.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-78 77-78. Enforcement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-79 77-79: Reserved for future codification purposes[HTML] [RTF]
Article 6A - Lake Lure Marine Commission. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-80 77-80. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-81 77-81. Creation of Commission authorized.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-82 77-82. Governing board.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-83 77-83. Compensation; budgetary and accounting procedures.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-84 77-84. Organization and meetings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-85 77-85. Powers of Commission; administrative provision.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-86 77-86. Filing and publication of applicable municipal ordinances.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-87 77-87. Regulatory authority.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-88 77-88. Enforcement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-89 77-89: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7 - Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-90 77-90. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-91 77-91. Commission established; purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-92 77-92. Membership; terms of office; eligibility for appointment.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-93 77-93. Powers and duties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-94 77-94. Standing and ad hoc committees.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-95 77-95. Staffing and support.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-96 77-96. Funding.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-97 77-97. Compensation and expenses of Commission members.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-98 77-98. Annual report.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-99 77-99. Termination.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-100 through 77-102 77-100 through 77-102: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-103 77-103: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.25(a), effective July 1, 2011.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-104 77-104: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.25(a), effective July 1, 2011.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-105 77-105: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.25(a), effective July 1, 2011.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-106 77-106: Repealed by Session Laws 2011-266, s. 1.25(a), effective July 1, 2011.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-107 77-107: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-108 77-108: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-109 77-109: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 8 - River Basins Advisory Commissions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-110 77-110. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-111 77-111. Commissions established; purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-112 77-112. Powers and duties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-113 77-113. Membership; terms of office; eligibility for appointment; meetings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-114 77-114. Staffing; meeting facilities; assistance by agencies.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-115 77-115. Funding.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-116 77-116. Compensation and expenses of members of the commissions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-117 77-117. Annual report.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-118 77-118. Termination.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-119 77-119. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-120 77-120. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-121 77-121. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-122 77-122. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-123 77-123. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-124 77-124. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 9 - Clean Coastal Water and Vessel Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-125 77-125. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-126 77-126. Marina pumpout facilities and services required in certain areas; marinas and local government may apply for grant funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-127 77-127. Department of Environmental Quality establish pumpout facility criteria; inspection of pumpout facilities and vessels docked or moored at a marina.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-128 77-128. Vessel owner and operator required to keep log of pumpout dates.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-129 77-129. No discharge of treated or untreated sewage in coastal waters; duty of marina owner or operator to report unlawful discharge.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-130 77-130. Enforcement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-131 77-131. Application of Article.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-132 77-132. Rule-making authority.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-133 77-133: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-134 77-134: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-135 77-135: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-136 77-136: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-137 77-137: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-138 77-138: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-139 77-139: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 10 - Falls Lake Watershed Association. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-140 77-140. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-141 77-141. Falls Lake Watershed Association criteria for creation; board of directors; purpose; meetings; and records.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-142 77-142. Memoranda of understanding.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 77-143 77-143. Authority.[HTML] [RTF]