Hog lots and other intensive livestock operations were a large part of the 1996 NC General Assembly's enactments. The Solid Waste Management Law was rewritten. Other legislation included septic tanks, underground storage tanks, and marine fisheries. A nitrogen reduction goal was set for the Neuse River. A major budget package for environment programs passed, including a new Clean Water Fund, a new Wetlands Restoration Fund, and substantial funding increases for animal waste cleanup activities and for water resources development projects.