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Rejection of Stormwater Rules Could Trigger Separation of Powers Challenge

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Following a meeting in September with the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, commissioners question whether it would be a violation of the separation of powers provision of the North Carolina Constitution for the General Assembly to delegate veto power over executive branch rules to an independent commission that it appoints. Rejection by the Rules Review Commission of rules to implement the federal NPDES Stormwater Phase II program could set the stage for several challenges.