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BPDP for PNID#* 20201938 Version* 2 Select Reviewer: Katie Merritt Initial Review Completed Date 07/13/2023 Mitigation Project Submittal - 7/13/2023 Is this a Prospectus, Technical Proposal or a New Site?* Yes No Type of Mitigation Project:* Stream Wetlands Buffer Nutrient Offset (Select all that apply) Project Contact Information Contact Name: * Email Address: Kaitlyn Hogarth khogarth@wildlandseng.com Project Information ID#: * 20201938 Version:* 2 Existing ID# Existing Version Project Type: DMS Mitigation Bank Project Name: Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel County: Wayne Document Information Mitigation Document Type:* Mitigation Plans File Upload: Loop BPDP - Final.pdf 66.95MB Please upload only one PDF of the complete file that needs to be submitted... Signature Print Name:* Kaitlyn Hogarth Signature: * �1'z',sj+r yyo��tt�F BANK PARCEL DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE July 2023 LOOP ROAD MITIGATION BANK PARCEL Wayne County, NC DWR Project Number 2020-1938v2 Neuse River Basin HUC 03020201 PREPARED BY: WILDLANDS E NC I N E E R INC, Wildlands Engineering, Inc. 1430 South Mint Street, Suite 104 Charlotte, NC 28203 Phone: (704) 332-7754 Fax: (704) 332-3306 ktr4 WILDLANDS E N G I N E E R I N G July 13, 2023 Katie Merritt Nutrient Offset & Buffer Banking Coordinator North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27620 RE: DWR Draft Loop Road Buffer Plan Comments Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel (DWR # 2020-1938v2) Wayne County, NC Dear Ms. Merritt: Wildlands Engineering, Inc. (Wildlands) has reviewed the Division of Water Resources (DWR) comments dated July 10'h, 2023, for the draft Bank Parcel Development Package (BPDP) for the Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel. The DWR comments are listed below in bold, while Wildlands responses are noted in italics lettering. Section 2.4 — This equation is difficult for us to understand how it is applied to meet this requirement. We were expecting it to be written similar to 0.7ac*4=2.8ac. 20ac is at least 4x greater than 2.8ac. The following text has been added to section 2.4: "0.7 acres * 4 = 2.8 acres. 20 acres is at least 4 times greater than 2.8 acres" Table 6 — Please format Table 6 to be on one page. Table 6 has been formatted to be on one page. Table 9 — Change table 9 to: Selected Tree Species for Wider Section of D1. The change has been made. 4. Figure 7 a. Since the origin of D1 is on the easement boundary and there is no extension beyond the boundary there is no need for the diffuse flow deduction off of D1. Update the map and credit table accordingly. D1 extends 5 feet beyond the conservation easement boundary, therefore, Wildlands believes it is still appropriate to apply the defuse flow deduction. An inset that more clearly depicts the origin of D1 in relation to the conservation easement has been added to Figure 7. b. Please show that DA extends beyond the easement boundary as depicted in the site viability on all figures that include DA callouts. Including this information assists in determining why non -diffuse flow is being addressed. DA is now shown appropriately on all applicable figures as extending past the conservation easement boundary. Appendix A — This picture would be more appropriately labeled "riparian area adjacent to D2" since the ditch is not in the picture. The change has been made. The final Nutrient Offset and Buffer Mitigation Plan has been uploaded to the Laserfiche system. Please contact me at 540-907-9432 if you have any questions or concerns. Wildlands Engineering, Inc. • phone 540-907-9432 • fax 919-851-9986 • 312 W Millbrook Rd St 225 • Raleigh, NC 27609 kt� WILDLANDS E N G I N E E R I N G Sincerely, P � f(qa , Kaitlyn Hogarth Environmental Scientist khogarth@wildlandseng.com Wildlands Engineering, Inc. • phone 540-907-9432 • fax 919-851-9986 • 312 W Millbrook Rd St 225 • Raleigh, NC 27609 Bank Parcel Development Package Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Neuse River Basin TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Project Introduction.......................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 Parcel Description......................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Mitigation Project Summary............................................................................................................. 1 2.1 Project Goals.................................................................................................................................1 2.2 Existing Parcel Conditions.............................................................................................................2 2.3 Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation and Nutrient Offset Mitigation .............................................. 3 2.4 Alternative Mitigation for Buffer Mitigation................................................................................. 3 2.5 Watershed Characterization.........................................................................................................4 2.6 Soils...............................................................................................................................................4 2.7 Existing Vegetative Communities................................................................................................. 5 2.8 Threatened and Endangered Species........................................................................................... 6 2.9 Cultural Resources........................................................................................................................ 6 2.10 FEMA Floodplain Compliance.......................................................................................................6 2.11 Parcel Location, Parcel Constraints, and Access........................................................................... 6 2.12 Other Environmental Conditions..................................................................................................6 3.0 Site Protection Instrument................................................................................................................ 6 MitigationWork Plan....................................................................................................................................7 4.1 Parcel Preparation........................................................................................................................ 7 4.2 Riparian Area Restoration Activities............................................................................................. 7 4.4 NCDWR As -Built Evaluation.......................................................................................................... 8 5.0 Monitoring and Maintenance Plan...................................................................................................8 5.1 Monitoring Protocol...................................................................................................................... 8 5.2 Parcel Maintenance...................................................................................................................... 9 5.3 Easement Boundaries................................................................................................................... 9 6.0 Financial Assurance and Long -Term Management......................................................................... 10 6.1 Financial Assurances................................................................................................................... 10 6.2 Long-term Management.............................................................................................................10 7.0 Project Credit Potential................................................................................................................... 10 8.0 References......................................................................................................................................13 Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page i July 2023 TABLES Table 1 Ecological and Water Quality Goals Table 2 Buffer Project Attributes Table 3 Project Features Table 4 Drainage Areas and Associated Land Use Table 5 Project Soil Types and Descriptions Table 6 Existing Vegetation Table 7 Site Protection Instrument Table 8 Selected Tree Species Table 9 Selected Tree Species for Wider Section of D1 Table 10 Loop Road Project Credit Table Table 11 Loop Road Total Area of Nutrient Offset and Buffer Mitigation FIGURES Figure 1 Vicinity Map Figure 2 Credit Service Area Map Figure 3 Site Map Figure 4 USGS Topographic Map Figure 5 Watershed Map Figure 6 NRCS 1974 Soil Survey Map Figure 7 Project Credits Map Figure 8 Riparian Buffer Zones Map Figure 9 Monitoring Components Map APPENDICES Appendix A Current Land Use Photographs —June 2, 2023 Appendix B Historical Aerials Appendix C On Site Determination of Applicability to Neuse Riparian Buffer Rules — April 21, 2021 Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation and Nutrient Offset Letter — July 27, 2021 Appendix D USFWS Self -Certification Letter and Correspondence SHPO Request for Review and Response EDR Radius Map Report, Executive Summary W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page ii July 2023 Bank Parcel Development Package Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Neuse River Basin 1.0 Project Introduction The Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel ("Parcel") is proposed under the terms and conditions of the proposed Loop Road Nutrient Offset and Buffer Mitigation Banking Instrument ("MBI"), made and entered into by Wildlands Holdings IX, LLC acting as Bank Sponsor ("Sponsor") and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality ("NCDE(X") Division of Water Resources ("NCDWR"). The Parcel shall be planned and designed according to the MBI, 15A NCAC 0213.0703, and the Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rule 15A NCAC 02B .0295 which became effective November 1, 2015. The project is in Wayne County approximately 11 miles southwest of the City of Goldsboro (Figure 1). Directions are included on Figure 1. The Parcel creates a protected riparian area from top of bank out to 200 feet along one unnamed tributary (UT1) and two project ditches (D1 and D2). The primary purpose of the project is to provide riparian buffer mitigation credits and nutrient offset credits to compensate for unavoidable impacts in the Neuse River Basin 03020201 Hydrologic Unit Code ("HUC") outside the Falls Lake Watershed (Figure 2). The Parcel is located within the Neuse River Basin HUC 03020201170010 and NCDWR Subbasin 03-04-12 in Wayne County. 1.1 Parcel Description The one unnamed tributary and two ditches flow to another unnamed tributary on the project property. That tributary extends for approximately half a mile until it flows into Falling Creek. Falling Creek eventually flows into the Neuse River. Falling Creek is classified as Water Supply Water source ("WS-IV") and Nutrient Sensitive Waters ("NSW") by NCDWR. The proposed project supports specific goals identified in the 2018 Neuse River Basin Restoration Priorities Plan (RBRP) by promoting "nutrient and sediment reduction in agricultural areas by restoring and preserving wetlands, streams and riparian buffers". This riparian mitigation project will reduce sediment and nutrient loading, provide and improve terrestrial and instream habitats, and improve stream and bank stability. The area surrounding the stream and ditches proposed for mitigation is a mixture of forest and active agricultural fields. See the Appendix for January 2022 site photos. Restoring the riparian area up to 200 feet from the streams and ditches will reduce nutrient and sediment inputs in the tributaries to Loop Branch and subsequently the Neuse River. The restored floodplain areas will filter sediment during high rainfall events and provide cover and food for wildlife throughout the Parcel. 2.0 Mitigation Project Summary 2.1 Project Goals The major goals of the proposed buffer and nutrient offset mitigation project are to provide ecological and water quality enhancements to the Neuse River Basin by restoring the riparian area to create a functional riparian corridor. Specific enhancements to water quality and ecological processes are outlined below in Table 1. W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 1 July 2023 Table 1: Ecological and Water Quality Goals Goals Objectives Nutrient input will be decreased by filtering runoff from the agricultural fields Decrease nutrient levels. through restored native vegetation. The off -site nutrient input will also be absorbed on -site by filtering flood flows through restored floodplain areas, where flood flows can disperse through native vegetation. Decrease sediment input. Sediment from off -site sources will be captured by deposition on restored floodplain areas where native vegetation will slow overland flow velocities. Decrease water temperature and increase Planted riparian trees will shade the project features as they mature, reducing dissolved oxygen thermal pollution. concentrations. Create appropriate Riparian areas will be restored by treating invasive vegetation and planting terrestrial habitat. native vegetation. Permanently protect the project Parcel from A conservation easement will be recorded on the Parcel. harmful uses. 2.2 Existing Parcel Conditions The proposed buffer mitigation and nutrient offset project includes approximately 13.75 acres of agricultural fields and mature forest along one unnamed tributary (UT1) and two project ditches (D1 and D2). The Parcel easement boundary will extend from top of bank to 200 feet from the two ditches. (Figure 3). D1 is surrounded by agricultural fields on either floodplain and flows east until its confluence with UT1. The top of D1 is surrounded by the footprint of an old pond where portions of the area frequently have shallow standing water. D2 flows south to its confluence with UT1. The right floodplain of D2 is agricultural fields and an existing forested buffer occupies the left floodplain of D2. The agriculture fields on the Parcel are used rotationally to graze cattle and produce row crops. UT1 is forested and eventually flows into another unnamed tributary beyond the conservation easement. In general, this area has maintained its rural, farming character over the last 60 years with only minor changes in land cover (see Appendix B). This consistency in land use within the project watershed indicates that watershed processes affecting hydrology, sediment supply, and nutrient and pollutant delivery have not varied widely over this time period. With a lack of developmental pressure, watershed processes and stressors from outside the project limits are likely to remain consistent throughout the implementation, monitoring, and closeout of this project. W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 2 July 2023 Table 2: Buffer Project Attributes Project Name Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Hydrologic Unit Code 03020201 River Basin Neuse, not in the Falls Lake watershed Geographic Location (Lat, Long) -78.131426 W, 35.283350 N Site Protection Instrument (DB, PG) To be recorded Total Credits 30,838.000 buffer mitigation credits and 25,460.014 lbs. N Types of Credits Riparian Buffer and Nutrient Offset Credits BPDP Date July 2023 Initial Planting Date December 2024 Baseline Report Date April 2024 MY1 Report Date December 2025 MY2 Report Date December 2026 MY3 Report Date December 2027 MY4 Report Date December 2028 MY5 Report Date December 2029 2.3 Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation and Nutrient Offset Mitigation NCDWR assessed the stream origin and issued the official Stream Origin Determination Letter on April 21, 2021. NCDWR performed an onsite visit of the project area to determine viability for buffer mitigation and nutrient offset mitigation on June 7, 2021, and issued a site viability letter on July 27, 2021. One of the three final project features assessed were deemed viable by NCDWR to generate buffer mitigation. There have been no changes to land use in the project area since NCDWR's 2021 site visit. A copy of both the "On -Site Stream Origin Determination for Applicability to Neuse Riparian Buffer Rules" and the "Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation & Nutrient Offset" letters from NCDWR are included in Appendix C and summarized in Table 3. Table 3: Project Features Feature Name Feature Name (NCDWR Classification Buffer Credit Viable Nutrient Offset Viable (BPDP) Evaluation) Yes UT1 UT3 Stream No (non -forested fields only) D1 D1 Ditch No Yes Yes D2 D2 Ditch Yes (non -forested fields only) Additional features are referenced in the Site Viability letter, but are not included in the project or Table 3. 2.4 Alternative Mitigation for Buffer Mitigation In addition to buffer restoration on subject streams, per the Consolidated Buffer Mitigation Rules (15A NCAC 02B 0.0295 (o)), alternative mitigation is proposed on the Parcel in the form of buffer restoration on ditches. As noted in the Site Viability Letter (see Appendix C), the right side of D2 meets 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(8) (A, B, C, D & Q. The proposed project complies in the following ways: Restoration on Ditches (15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(8): W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 3 July 2023 • D2 is directly connected with and draining towards an intermittent or perennial stream (See Figure 3). • The point at which the ditch connects to an intermittent or perennial stream is protected under a perpetual conservation easement (See Figure 3 for confluence of D2 and UT1). • The ditch is contiguous with the rest of the mitigation site protected under a perpetual conservation easement, which prohibits any future maintenance of the ditch (See Figure 3 and 7 for easement boundary). • Stormwater runoff from overland flow drains towards the ditch (See Figure 5 for topographic and watershed information). • The ditch is between one and three (3) feet in depth based on the distance from the thalweg to the top of bank (See Site Viability Letter). • The entire length of the ditch shall have been in place prior to the effective date of the applicable rule (See appendix for historical aerial photographs). • The width of buffer restoration on the ditch is no less than 30 feet and no more than 50 feet (See Figure 8 for buffer zones and proposed mitigation). • The watershed of the ditch is at least four times larger than the restored area along the ditch. 0.7 acres * 4 = 2.8 acres. 20 acres is at least 4 times greater than 2.8 acres. (See Figure 5 for the drainage and restored area of D2). 2.5 Watershed Characterization The Parcel is located within the HUC 03020201170010. All onsite features drain to Falling Creek. Falling Creek flows to the Neuse River. Falling Creek is classified as WS-IV and NSW by NCDWR. WS-IV waters are sources of water supply for drinking water, culinary, or food processing purposes. The NSW designation applies to surface waters that are experiencing excessive growths of microscopic or macroscopic vegetation. The topography of the Parcel, as indicated on the Grantham USGS 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle, shows low sloped areas throughout the Parcel (Figure 4). Drainage areas for the project reaches (Figure 5) were delineated using 2-foot contour intervals derived from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program's 2017 Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data. Land uses draining to the project reaches are primarily a mix of active crop fields, woodlands and developed space. The watershed areas and current land use are summarized in Table 4, below. Table 4: Drainage Areas and Associated Land Use Reach Name Watershed Area (acres) Land Use UT1 80 86% agriculture, 13% forested, 1% developed D1 59 90% agriculture, 8% forested, 2% developed D2 21 82% agriculture, 17% forested, <1% developed 2.6 Soils The proposed Parcel is mapped by the Wayne County Soil Survey. Project area soils are described below in Table 5. Loop Branch and UT1 are depicted as streams on the 1974 NRCS Soil Survey provided in Figure 6. W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 4 July 2023 Table 5: Project Soil Types and Descriptions Soil Name Description Go — Goldsboro loamy sand, 0- Goldsboro loamy sand consists of a moderately well drained soil on broad, 2% slopes smooth divides. Permeability is moderate and surface runoff is slow. Seasonal high water table is around two and a half feet. Weston loamy sand consists of poorly drained soil on smooth flats and in We —Weston Loamy Sand depressions on broad interstream divides. Permeability is moderate and surface runoff is slow. To —Torhunta Loam — 0-2% Torhunta loam consists of very poorly drained soils on smooth flat areas slopes between streams and in oval depressions. Permeability is moderate, and surface runoff is slow. Water ponds in some places. Johnston loam consists of very poorly drained alluvial soil on floodplains. Js — Johnston Loam — 0-2% Permeability is moderately rapid and the seasonal high water table is at the surface. Lumbee sandy loam consists of poorly drained, nearly level soils in shallow Lv - Lumbee Sandy Loam — 0- drainage ways and broad, smooth, flat areas on terraces. Permeability is 2% slopes moderate and surface runoff is very slow. Seasonal high water table is at the surface. WaB — Wagram Loamy Sand, 0- Wagram loamy sand consists of well -drained soils on slightly convex, smooth, 6% slopes and broad divides. Permeability is rapid, while surface runoff is slow. Seasonal high water table remains below a depth of five feet. Source: Wayne County Soil Survey, June 1974, USDA-NRCS, https://www.nres.usda.gov/Internet/FSE MANUSCRIPTS/north caro1ing/wayneNC1974/map19.pdf https://www.nres.usda.gov/Internet/FSE MANUSCRIPTS/northcarolina/wayneNC1974/text.pdf 2.7 Existing Vegetative Communities Existing vegetation within the Parcel is primarily comprised of agricultural fields used to grow row crops and graze cattle. Various species of annual herbaceous vegetation exists along the banks of D1, including dog fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) and rush (Juncus spp.). Very occasional woody stems also exist along the banks of D1, including sweetgum (Liquidam bar styraciflua), Baccharis (Baccharis spp.), black willow (Salix nigra), southern wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera), blackberry (Rhus occidentalis), and Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense). Existing forest is located along with the left floodplain of D2. Please see Table 6 for existing woody and herbaceous species noted within the forested area along D2. Table 6: Existing Vegetation Woody Woody Species Common Name Species Common Name Acernegundo boxelder Quercuslaurilfolia Laurel Oak Acerrubra red maple Herbaceous Betula nigra river birch Species Common Name Ilexopaca American holly smilax spp. greenbriar Ligustrum sinense Chinese privet Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina jessamine Liquidambarstyraciflua sweetgum Arundinariasp. rivercane Magnolia virginiana sweetbay magnolia Juncus sp. rush Myrica cerifera southern wax myrtle Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle Pinus taeda loblolly pine Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP kv HUC 03020201 Page 5 July 2023 2.8 Threatened and Endangered Species The NC Natural Heritage Program (NHP) database and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Information for Planning and Consultation database (IPaC) were searched for federally listed threatened and endangered plant and animal species in Wayne County, NC. Three listed endangered or threatened species and one species proposed for listing as endangered or threatened were identified. Respectively, these are the Red -cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis), the Neuse River Waterdog (Necturus lewisi), the Carolina Madtom (Notorus furiousus), and the Monarch Butterfly (Donaus plexippus). Wildlands performed a pedestrian survey of the project parcel on January 19, 2022. It was determined that there is no suitable habitat for any of the listed species; therefore, the project will have "no effect" on the federally listed species. USFWS was contacted on July 27, 2022 with request for comment on the project. USFWS did not respond within 35 days, therefore it is appropriate to assume USFWS agrees with the conclusions made. The USFWS correspondence and Self -Certification Letter packet is included in Appendix D. 2.9 Cultural Resources There are no existing structures in the project area. The Parcel is not located near any sites listed on the National Register with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). SHPO was contacted with request for review and comment on January 27, 2022. SHPO responded on February 23, 2022 stating they are aware of no historic resources which would be affected by the project. The SHPO response and request are included in Appendix D. 2.10 FEMA Floodplain Compliance No grading activities are proposed in the FEMA floodplain, so a floodplain development permit will not be required. No hydraulic modeling is proposed for this project. 2.11 Parcel Location, Parcel Constraints, and Access The Parcel is accessible via a dirt farm path near 297 Loop Road, Goldsboro (See Figure 7). There are no crossings within the Parcel. 2.12 Other Environmental Conditions An EDR Radius Map Report with Geocheck was ordered for the Parcel through Environmental Data Resources, Inc. on April 11, 2022. Neither the target property nor the adjacent properties were listed in any of the Federal, State, or Tribal environmental databases searched by EDR. There were no known or potentially hazardous waste sites identified within or immediately adjacent to the project area. The Executive Summary of the EDR report is included in the Appendix. Site Protection Instrument The land required for planting, management, and stewardship of the mitigation project includes portions of the parcels listed in Table 6. The Parcel will remain in private ownership, protected in its entirety by an approved NCDWR long term stewardship, and will be managed under the terms detailed in an approved NCDWR conservation easement. Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 6 July 2023 Table 7: Site Protection Instrument Site Deed Book Acreage to Landowner PIN County Protection and Page be Protected Instrument Number Conservation To Be Mills Family Properties LLC 2566-10-3958 Wayne 13.69 Easement Recorded Mitigation Work Plan The project will restore agriculturally impacted land along D1 and D2 on the Parcel to a protected riparian corridor, improving the ecological function of the area. The project design will ensure that no adverse impacts to existing riparian buffers occur. Figure 7 illustrates the conceptual design for the Parcel. Figure 8 further depicts the riparian buffer zones for the Parcel. 4.1 Parcel Preparation Most areas slated for restoration will require little parcel preparation because the land has been cleared and maintained for agriculture; therefore, soil disturbance during planting of the project will be minimal. Soil samples will be collected and analyzed prior to planting to determine if soil preparation is necessary to support herbaceous and planted stem success. Additionally, during the spring of 2023, the condition of herbaceous cover prior to the establishment of row crops will be visually assessed across the Parcel. If herbaceous vegetation does not appear to grow naturally, Wildlands will note the areas of deficiency and seed them the following spring of 2024. 4.2 Riparian Area Restoration Activities Riparian area restoration will involve planting appropriate native tree species along the riparian corridor. Vegetation management and herbicide applications may be needed over the first few years of tree establishment in the riparian restoration areas to prevent undesirable species from out -competing planted native vegetation. Except for one small depressional area surrounding the top of D1, tree species planted across the riparian areas of the Parcel will include a mixture of at least 8 species listed in Table 8 below. Within the old pond footprint surrounding D1, a combination of the species listed in Table 9 will be planted as live stakes, along with an herbaceous mix ofJuncus effusus, Panicum rigidulum, Bidens aristosa, Helianthus angustifolius, Elymus virginicus, Carex lupulina, Rhexia mariana, and Carex vulpinoidea. Table 8: Selected Tree Species Species Common Name Density Forest Strata Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore 15% Canopy Betula nigra River Birch 10% Canopy Diospryos virginiana Common Persimmon 5% Canopy Quercus nigra Water Oak 10% Canopy Quercus phellos Willow Oak 5% Canopy Quercus michauxii Swamp Chestnut Oak 10% Canopy Nyssa biflora Swamp Tupelo 10% Canopy WLoop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 7 July 2023 Species Common Name Density Forest Strata Populus deltoides Eastern Cottonwood 10% Canopy Magnolia virginiana Sweetbay Magnolia 10% Sub -canopy Acernegundo Boxelder 10% Canopy Prunus serotina Black Cherry 5% Canopy Table 9: Selected Tree Species for Wider Section of D1 Species Common Name Density Forest Strata Salix nigra Black Willow 25% Sub -canopy Cephalanthus occidentalis Button Bush 25% Sub -canopy Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood 25% Sub -canopy Sambucus canadensis Elderberry 25% Sub -canopy Trees will be spaced at 7'X12' upon planting, which is equivalent to a stem density of 521 stems per acre and is sufficient to meet the performance standards outlined in the Rule 15A NCAC 02B .0295 of 260 planted trees per acre at the end of five years. At least 8 of the 11 species listed in Table 8 will be planted. If a species is not available at the time of planting, the percentage composition of one or more of the available species will be increased to ensure the same number of trees required to meet the proposed density are planted. No one species will be planted at a composition higher than 15%. Stems will be well mixed prior to planting to ensure diversity of bare root species across the Parcel. Due to the nature of random mixing, some stems of the same species might be planted together in some areas. No one tree species will be greater than 50% of the established stems. A regionally appropriate seed mix of warm season grasses and wildflowers will also be applied to provide temporary and permanent ground cover for soil stabilization and reduction of sediment loss during rain events in areas without existing herbaceous cover. The proposed planting area is depicted on Figure 7. Planting is scheduled for December 2024. Fencing will be installed along the perimeter of the conservation easement along D1 and D2, which will connect with existing fencing on the Parcel. 4.4 NCDWR As -Built Evaluation Within 30 calendar days after completing the establishment of the buffer mitigation and nutrient offset areas, the Sponsor will submit written notification to NCDWR documenting that all buffer mitigation and nutrient offset activities have been completed. Failure to submit written notification within 30 days may result in a modified credit release schedule or a delay in the issuance of credit releases. 5.0 Monitoring and Maintenance Plan 5.1 Monitoring Protocol Permanent vegetation monitoring plots will be installed and evaluated within the riparian restoration areas to measure the survival of the planted trees. A total of 9 plots will be established within the riparian restoration areas and will be randomly placed such that the plots are representative of the buffer mitigation and nutrient offset credit areas (Figure 9). Of these 9 plots, 2 will be rotating plots. Throughout the monitoring period, one of the rotating plots will be done within the riparian restoration W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 8 July 2023 area along D1, while the other rotating plot will be done within the riparian restoration area along D2. Each of the 9 plots will be 100 square meters, however, the 7 fixed plots will be a 10 x 10 meter square while the rotating plots will be circular with a radius of 5.64 meters. Vegetation assessments will be conducted and follow the Carolina Vegetation Survey (CVS) Level 2 Protocol for Recording Vegetation (2008). A reference photo will be taken from the southwestern corner of each of the 9 plots. Overview photos will be taken each monitoring year and provided in the annual reports. All planted stems will be marked with flagging tape and recorded. The first annual monitoring activities will commence at the end of the first growing season, at least five months after planting has been completed and no earlier than the fall season. Species composition, height, survival rates, and vigor will be evaluated on an annual basis by plot. The total number of volunteer woody stems will also be documented and reported. The measure of vegetative success for the Parcel will be the survival of at least four native hardwood tree species, where no one species is greater than 50% of the established planted stems, and an established density of at least 260 planted trees per acre at the end of the fifth year of monitoring. Appropriate and desirable native volunteer species may be included in the Parcel's density to meet the performance standards with written NCDWR approval. The Sponsor shall submit the annual monitoring report to NCDWR by December 315T of each year for five consecutive years and will follow the terms and conditions of the MBI. 5.2 Parcel Maintenance If the Parcel or a specific component of the Parcel fails to achieve the success criteria outlined in Section 5.1, adaptive measures will be developed and/or appropriate remedial actions will be implemented. Maintenance will be performed to correct any identified problems on the Parcel that have a high likelihood of affecting project success. Such items include, but are not limited to, fire, flooding, drought, or insects that cause excess tree mortality. Any actions implemented will be designed to achieve the success criteria and will include a work schedule and updated monitoring criteria. A rigorous herbicide schedule may need to be implemented in the first few years of tree establishment in the restoration areas to prevent establishment of invasive species that may out -compete the planted native vegetation. The only herbicides used on the Parcel will be aquatic approved herbicides that will be applied in accordance with North Carolina Department of Agriculture rules and regulations. The easement boundary will be checked annually as part of monitoring activities. Easement boundary conditions as well as any maintenance performed will be reported in the annual monitoring reports to NCDWR. If mowing is deemed necessary by the Sponsor during the monitoring period, the Sponsor must receive approval from NCDWR prior to conducting any mowing activities within Zone 1 and Zone 2 of the Neuse buffers to ensure that no buffer violations have occurred. 5.3 Easement Boundaries Easement boundaries will be identified in the field to ensure clear distinction between the Parcel and adjacent properties. The conservation easement on the left side of D2 is at least 15 feet wide measuring from the top of bank (see Figure 3). The confluence of both D1 and D2 with UT1 will be secured under a conservation easement (see Figure 3). This can be seen in Figure 3. Boundaries may be identified by marker, post, tree -blazing, or other means as allowed by Parcel conditions and/or conservation easement prior to the NCDWR on -site As -Built evaluation for Task 2 credit release. Boundary markers that have been disturbed, damaged, or destroyed will be repaired and/or replaced on an as needed basis. Contact information for the conservation easement holder will be included on easement markers. W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 9 July 2023 Financial Assurance and Long -Term Management 6.1 Financial Assurances Following approval of the Loop Road Bank Parcel Development Package, the Sponsor shall provide a Performance Bond from a surety that is rated no less than an "A-" as rated by A.M. Best. The Performance Bond amount shall be 100% of the estimated cost for implementation of the project as described in the Bank Parcel Development Package (BPDP), but not less than $150,000.00. In lieu of posting the performance bond, the Sponsor may elect to construct the project prior to the first credit release. In that case no performance bond will be necessary. After completion of the restoration/construction, a separate Performance/Maintenance Bond will be secured for 100% of the estimated cost to implement the monitoring and maintenance plan but not less than $100,000.00. The Performance/Maintenance Bond shall apply at the inception of the monitoring period for a term of one year and be extended annually for a minimum of five years. Upon NCDWR approval, this may be lowered each year based on the adjusted cost to complete the monitoring. Performance bonds for monitoring shall be renewed at least annually to cover the next years monitoring period, with confirmation of renewal provided to NCDWR with each annual monitoring report when applicable. NCDWR reserves the right to alter the credit release schedule if monitoring reports are submitted without proof of bond renewals when applicable. 6.2 Long-term Management The Parcel will remain in private ownership, protected in its entirety by an approved NCDWR longterm stewardship, and will be managed under the terms detailed in an approved NCDWR conservation easement. The long-term manager will be chosen prior to the submittal of the Year 4 Monitoring report and will be responsible for periodic inspection of the Parcel to ensure that the restrictions documented in the recorded easement are upheld in perpetuity. No remaining credits will be released for Monitoring Year 4 until the conservation easement has been assigned to an approved land trust or stewardship. Project Credit Potential Of the 13.69 acres protected under the conservation easement, the mitigation activity for 11.9 acres is riparian restoration. Of that 11.9 acres of restoration, 0.7 acres are proposed for buffer mitigation credit and 11.2 acres are proposed for nutrient offset credit. The Buffer Interpretation /Clarification Memo #2008-019 applies to DA and D1 where maintenance of diffuse flow onsite is unattainable; therefore, a total of 5,611 square feet is removed from the creditable area. The credit calculations were derived based on Wildlands' conceptual design for maximum ecological uplift. The management objectives, mitigation type, and proposed amount of buffer mitigation and nutrient offset are presented in Tables 9 and 10, below. The riparian restoration areas within 50 feet of D2 are viable for either riparian buffer credits or nutrient offset credits, however, Wildlands is seeking Riparian Buffer Credit from areas within Top of Bank-50' along that feature. These credits can be converted and transferred into Nutrient Offset Credits only upon receiving written approval by NCDWR. Wildlands is not seeking Riparian Buffer Credit or Nutrient Offset Credit from UT1. The connection between both D1 and D2 with UT1 is secured within the easement. Wildlands is seeking Nutrient Offset Credits in all the remaining riparian restoration areas within the Parcel. These areas of riparian restoration areas will not be convertible to Riparian Buffer Credits per the Parcel's MBI. There will be two credit ledgers for the project: A Buffer Restoration Credit Ledger and A Nitrogen Nutrient Offset Credit Ledger. Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP kw HUC 03020201 Page 10 July 2023 In accordance with the MBI, any credit conversions must be calculated using the guidance provided in the Clarified Procedures for Calculating Buffer Mitigation Credits and Nutrient Offset Credits letter issued by the NCDWR. W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 11 July 2023 Table 10: Loop Road Project Credit Table Neuse 03020201- Outside Falls Lake Project Area N Credit Conversion Ratio (ft2/pound) P Credit Conversion Ratio (ft2/pound) 19.16394 N/A Subject? Total Initial Final Min -Max Convertible to (enter NO if Feature Mitigation (Creditable) Credit % Full Credit Convertible Riparian Buffer Delivered Nutrient Credit Type Location Buffer Feature Name Total Area (ft2) Nutrient ephemeral Type Activity Area of Buffer Ratio Credit Ratio to Riparian Credits Offset: N (Ibs) or ditch 1) Width (ft) Mitigation (ft2) (x:1) (x:1) Buffer? Offset? Buffer Rural No Ditch Restoration 0-50 D2 30,838 30,838 1 100% 1.00000 Yes 30,838.000 Yes 1,609.168 Nutrient Rural No Ditch Restoration 0-100 D1 and D2 236,219 236,219 1 100% 1.00000 No — Yes 12,326.215 Offset Nutrient Rural No Ditch Restoration 101-200 D1 and D2 251,695 251,695 1 33% 3.03030 No — Yes 13,133.800 Offset Diffused Flow Buffer Rural No Ditch Restoration 101-200 Deductions - DA and 5,611 0 1 33% No — No — D1 Totals (ft2): 524,363 518,752 30,838.000 27,069.183 36,449 30,838 Total Buffer (ft2): 487,914 N/A Total Nutrient Offset (ft2): Enter Preservation Credits Below Total Ephemeral Area (ft2) for Credit: 0 0 Total Eligible Ephemeral Area (ft2): 9,112 0.0% Total Eligible for Preservation (ft2): 12,150 0.0/ Ephemeral Reaches as % TABM Preservation as % TABM Credit Type e Location Subject? Feature Type Mitigation Activity Min -Max Buffer Width (ft ) Feature Name Total Area (sf ) Total (Creditable) Area for Buffer Mitigation (ft Z) Initial Credit Ratio (x:1 ) % Full Credit Final Credit Ratio (x:1 ) Riparian Buffer Credits Preservation Area Subtotals (ft2): Table 11: Loop Road Total Area of Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation TOTAL AREA OF BUFFER MITIGATION (TABM) Mitigation Totals Square Feet Credits Restoration: 30,838 30,838.000 Enhancement: 0 0.000 Preservation: 0 0.000 Total Riparian Buffer: 30,838 30,838.000 TOTAL NUTRIENT OFFSET MITIGATION Mitigation Totals Square Feet Credits Nutrient Offset: Nitrogen: 487,914 25,460.014 Phosphorus: 0.000 Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 12 July 2023 Upon submittal of the appropriate documentation by the Sponsor and subsequent approval by NCDWR, the mitigation credits associated with the Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel will be released as described in the MBI. 8.0 References North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), 2015. 15A NCAC 02B .0259 Mitigation Program Requirements for Protection and Maintenance of Riparian Buffers. http://reports.oa h.state. nc. us/ncac/title% 2015a / 20- %20envi ron menta l%20g ua l ity/cha Ater%2002%20- %20environmental%20management/subchapter%20b/15a%20ncac%2002b%20.0295.pdf North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program (NCEEP), 2010. 2010 Neuse River Basin Restoration Priorities Plan (RBRP). https://fi les.nc.gov/ncdeq/M itigation%20Services/Watershed_Planni ng/Neuse_River_Basin/FI NAL %20RBRP%2ONeuse%202010—%2020111207%2000RRECTED.pdf North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS), 2009. Mineral Resources. http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/Mineral%20resources/mineralresources.html North Carolina Natural Heritage Program (NHP), 2019. Natural Heritage Element Occurrence Database, Wayne County, NC. https://www.ncnhde.natureserve.org United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2006. Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) database for Wayne County, North Carolina. https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/ United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 2018. Endangered Species, Threatened Species, Federal Species of Concern and Candidate Species, Wayne County, NC. https://ecos.fws.gov/ipac/ W Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel BPDP HUC 03020201 Page 13 July 2023 Figures M Bank Parcel Conservation Easement m�` * Loop Road Bank Parcel Location U~ 131 tq r 4 sk4fghway 43 $ WILDLANDS ENGINEERING O'B'WTV Rd Directions: From the City of Raleigh, travel east on I-40 for approximately 42 miles. Take exit 341 for NC-50/ NC-55 towards US13/Newton Grove. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Newton Grove. Turn left onto NC-50 S/NC-55 E. At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit onto US-13 N. Continue onto US HWY 13 S. In 7.8 miles, turn right onto Loop Rd. The entrance to the dirt road will be on the right in 1.6 miles. Follow the dirt road for 0.3 miles. The Parcel will he located on the left. Figure 1. Vicinity Map 0.5 1 Miles Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel I Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC Fuq I Sanforrt � � N �iultier r Creedrnoor I •Wake F*4! �. Gary kaleE[Ilr We J 030202tn Springs An Coals Lillington Bules Credo Erwin 1NaEkertwrrl Spring Lake �j Fort B1s: i 1 Fort Bragg Maw � iRMM,L,: i ll. �WILDLANDS ENGINEERING Ar' County Boundaries 0 H U C 03020201 Riparian Buffer & Nutrient Offset Credit Serivice Area Loop Road Bank Parcel Location 4 Louisburg N. i 1:1C' Smitfl��C_{d Four Pik �B pl h K N a,-Ily it l e l t�J]'shoro I Figure 2. Credit Service Area Map 0 6 12 Miles Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel i i i I Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC Figure 3. Site Map tt��W I L D L A N D S 0 150 300 Feet Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel E N G I N E E R I N G I i I i I Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC Bank Parcel Conservation Easement 'I I i . i i ► . i k _ dr Ar 16 ' - ► -L I i r Grantham USGS 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle Figure 4. USGS Topographic Map W 1 L D LANDS 0 200 400 Feet Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel ENGINEERING I I I I I Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC %�� WILDLANDS ENGINEERING UT1 80 ac 0 250 500 Feet I I I I Bank Parcel Conservation Easement C UT1 Watershed D1 Watershed D2 Watershed - Project Stream - Project Ditch Non -Project Ditch Riparian Restoration for Buffer Credits Non -Project Stream Topographic Contours (2') 0.7 ac Figure 5. Watershed Map Loop Branch Mitigation Bank Parcel Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC r— -- L Bank Parcel Conservation Easement Y- La . vi JII Ke l _ 4 ' TO' e� A ,. L! A o W:Qq C 1974 NRCS Soil Survey of Wayne County - Sheet 30 WILDLANDS k2p ENGINEERING 0 200 400 Feet 1 I I I I F Figure 5. 1974 NRCS Soil Survey Map Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC OProject Location Bank Parcel Conservation Easement Project Stream . Project Ditch . Conservation Easement • 5' from D1 Origin Non -Project Ditch Riparian Restoration for Buffer Credits . Riparian Restoration for Nutrient Offset Credits ' • No Credit Proposed Planting Area Non -project Stream --- Surveyed Treeline Farm path . Proposed Fence C Origin Points n Wider Section of Ditch i u u u u n n u n n u n i u i n %1!�WILDLANDS 0 150 300 Feet ENGINEERING I I I I 1S' from TOB 10' from TOB Figure 7. Project Credits Map Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC Figure 8. Riparian Buffer Zones Map w I L D L A N D S 0 150 300 Feet Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel E N G I N E E R I N G I I Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC 0 0 A Project Location _ Bank Parcel Conservation '— Easement — Project Stream - Project Ditch Non -Project Ditch Riparian Restoration for Buffer Credits Riparian Restoration for Nutrient Offset Credits No Credit = Vegetation Plots O Rotating Vegetation Plots Surveyed Treeline Non -Project Stream O O Origin Points 15' from TOB CI CI O 1 O r� 0 ❑ Wider Section of Ditch 10' from TOB Figure 9. Monitoring Map tt��W I L D L A N D S 0 200 400 Feet Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel E N G I N E E R I N G I i I i I Bank Parcel Development Package Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC Appendices Appendix A: Current land Use Photographs CURRENT LAND USE PHOTOGRAPHS Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel D1 D1— Downstream (0610212023) D2 D2 — Upstream — Forested Section Right Bank (0610212023) D1— Downstream (0610212023) Riparian Area Adjacent to D2 — Upstream (0610212023) D1— D2 — UT1 Confluence (0610212023) Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel HUC 03020201 Appendix B: Historical Aerials Loop Road 297 Loop Road Goldsboro, NC 27530 Inquiry Number: 6935406.5 April 12, 2022 6 Armstrong Road, 4th floor Shelton, CT 06484 CEDR � Toll Free: 800.352.0050 www.edrnet.com EDR Aerial Photo Decade Package 04/12/22 Site Name: Client Name: Loop Road 297 Loop Road Goldsboro, NC 27530 EDR Inquiry # 6935406.5 Wildlands Eng, Inc. 1430 South Mint Street Charlotte, NC 28203 Contact: Kaitlyn Hogarth CEDRO Environmental Data Resources, Inc. 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Search Results: Year Scale Details Source 2016 1"=875' Flight Year: 2016 USDA/NAIP 2012 1"=875' Flight Year: 2012 USDA/NAIP 2009 1"=875' Flight Year: 2009 USDA/NAIP 2006 1"=875' Flight Year: 2006 USDA/NAIP 1999 1"=875' Acquisition Date: January 01, 1999 USGS/DOQQ 1993 1"=875' Acquisition Date: March 09, 1993 USGS/DOQQ 1983 1"=875' Flight Date: March 02, 1983 NHAP 1973 1"=875' Flight Date: February 24, 1973 USGS 1964 1"=875' Flight Date: April 01, 1964 USGS 1961 1"=875' Flight Date: October 05, 1961 USGS 1959 1"=875' Flight Date: February 21, 1959 USDA 1950 1"=875' Flight Date: November21, 1950 USGS When delivered electronically by EDR, the aerial photo images included with this report are for ONE TIME USE ONLY. Further reproduction of these aerial photo images is prohibited without permission from EDR. For more information contact your EDR Account Executive. 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Y. �i y - c x4` ' i a�. fi'F dx A 00- je a -, Poo& wq T I, INQUIRY#: 6935406.5 /� YEAR: 1964 4N = 875' (rEDR' tv, u � 1 G r Akr PR �r r rj 'Y� 4i i' - • T Y s w. AV Appendix C: On Site Determination of Applicability to Neuse Riparian Buffer Rules Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation and Nutrient Offset letter DocuSign Envelope ID: A9406950-D5E2-4373-8CF4-9838E5E4658A ROY COOPER Governor DIONNE DELLFGATTI Secretary S. DANIEL SMITH Director Andrea Eckardt Wildlands Engineering Inc. aeckardt0v ildlandseng.com Carolyn Lanza Wildlands Engineering Inc. clanza0wildlandseng.com NORTH CAROLINA Environmental Quality April 21, 2021 Project 20201938 Wayne County Subject: Determination for Applicability to the Neuse River Buffer Rules 15A NCAC 02B .0714 Project Name: Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Address: 214 Loop Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530, Wayne County, NC Location: Lat., Long: 35.285198,-78.132003 Dear Ms. Eckardt and Ms. Lanza: On January 29, 2021, Shelton Sullivan of the Division of Water Resources (DWR) conducted an on - site review of features located on the Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel at the request of Wildlands Engineering Inc. to determine the applicability of features on the site to the Neuse River Riparian Area Protection Rules, Title 15A North Carolina Administrative Code 02B .0714. The enclosed map(s) depict the feature(s) evaluated and this information is also summarized in the table below. Streams were evaluated for being ephemeral, at least intermittent, and for subjectivity to the Neuse River Riparian Area Protection Rules. Streams that are considered "Subject" have been located on the most recently published NRCS Soil Survey of Wayne County and/or the most recent copy of the USGS Topographic (at 1:24,000 scale) map(s), have been located on the ground at the site, and possess characteristics that qualify them to be at least intermittent streams. Features that are considered "Not Subject" have been determined to not be at least intermittent, not present on the property, or not depicted on the required maps. This determination only addresses the applicability to the buffer rules within the proposed easement and does not approve any activity within buffers or within waters of the state. There may be other streams or features located on the property that appear or do not appear on the maps referenced above. Any of the features on the site may be considered jurisdictional according to the US Army Corps of Engineers and subject to the Clean Water Act. The following table addresses the features observed and rated during the DWR site visit. E Q�� North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality I Division of Water Resources 512 North Salisbury Street 1 1617 Mail Service Center I Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1617 NORTH CAROHNA - oePemmencatE.1--talQuality /� 919.707.9000 DocuSign Envelope ID: A9406950-D5E2-4373-8CF4-9838E5E4658A Project20201938_Loop Road Wayne Co. Page 2 of 2 Feature Type: stream Feature (ephemeral, Subject Depicted Depicted on ID intermittent, perennial), to Buffer Start @ Stop @ on USGS To o p ditch, Swale, wetland, Rules Soil Survey other UT1 Ditch No Easement Confluence with Yes No boundary Feature UT2 UT2 Upstream of Continues beyond (main Stream -at least I Yes Easement Easement boundary Yes Yes partial trib) boundary UT3 Start at UT3 Stream -at least I Yes confluence Confluence with Yes No with Ditch 3 UT2 and 4 Ditch Not Confluence with Ditch No evaluated Ditch 4 and UT3 Yes No Start Ditch Not Confluence with 4 Ditch No evaluated Feature Ditch 3 and No No UT3 Start * E: Ephemeral, I: Intermittent, P: Perennial This on -site determination shall expire five (5) years from the date of this letter. Landowners or affected parties that dispute this determination made by the DWR may request an appeal determination by the Director of Water Resources. An appeal request must be made within sixty (60) calendar days of the date of this letter to the Director in writing, as per 15A NCAC 02B .0714 (4). If sending via U.S Postal Service: Paul Wojoski - DWR 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch Supervisor 1617 Mail Service Center RaleiLih. NC 27699-1617 If sending via delivery service (UPS, FedEx, etc.) Paul Wojoski - DWR 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch Supervisor 512 N Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27604 This determination is final and binding as detailed above, unless an appeal is requested within sixty (60) calendar days of the date of this letter. If you have any additional questions or require additional information, please contact Shelton Sullivan at shelton.sullivan@ncdenr.gov or 919-239-0238. This determination is subject to review as provided in Articles 3 & 4 of G.S. 150B. Sincerely, DocuSignne)d by: Pau�g of C s�i Supervisor, DWR 401 & Buffer Permitting Attachments: Site Map with labels, Photos, NRCS Soil Survey, USGS Topographical Map cc: Katie Merritt via email katie.merrittPncdenr.gov 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch files Wayne Mills, Mills Family Properties LLC via email at rwmillsOgmail.com Filename: 20201938_LoopRoad_WayneCoStreamCalls Letter_4-21-21 D North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality I Division of Water Resources EQ �� 512 North Salisbury Street 1 1617 Mail Service Center I Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1617 NORTH CAROHNA - oePemmencof Eml—mental uesu� /� 919.707.9000 DocuSign Envelope ID: A9406950-D5E2-4373-8CF4-9838E5E4658A DWR Site Visit 1/29/21 DocuSign Envelope ID: A9406950-D5E2-4373-8CF4-9838E5E4658A DWR Site Visit 1/29/21 UT1 Ditch looking downslope UT2 Main Tributary looking downslope 3 Ditch looking upslope UT3 Start flowing right: Confluence of Ditch 3 and Ditch 4 DocuSign Envelope ID: A9406950-D5E2-4373-8CF4-9838E5E4658A Figure 3. 1974 NRCS Soil Survey Map W I L D L A N D S 0 350 700 Feet Loop Road Bank Parcel ENGINEERING I I I I I %tww Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC DocuSign Envelope ID: A9406950-D5E2-4373-8CF4-9838E5E4658A Project Location �I r� r• � �1 00 2019, Grantham & Southwest Goldsboro, NC USGS 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle W I L D L A N D S 0 350 700 Feet % P E N G I N E E R I N G I I I I I Figure 2. USGS Topographic Map Loop Road Bank Parcel Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC Docu5�". ii S E C up E D Certificate Of Completion Envelope Id: A940695OD5E243738CF49838E5E4658A Status: Completed Subject: Please DocuSign: 20201938_Loop Road_WayneCoStream Cal Is Letter_4-21-21.pdf Source Envelope: Document Pages: 6 Signatures: 1 Envelope Originator: Certificate Pages: 1 Initials: 0 Shelton Sullivan AutoNav: Enabled 217 W. Jones Street Envelopeld Stamping: Enabled Raleigh, NC 27699 Time Zone: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) shelton.sullivan@ncdenr.gov I Address: 149.168.204.10 Record Tracking Status: Original Holder: Shelton Sullivan Location: DocuSign 4/20/2021 5:25:17 PM shelton.sullivan@ncdenr.gov Security Appliance Status: Connected Pool: StateLocal Storage Appliance Status: Connected Pool: North Carolina Department of Environmental Location: DocuSign Quality Signer Events Signature Timestamp Paul Wojoski by Sent:4/20/2021 5:26:38 PM �.oPaul.Wojoski@ncdenr.gov C110CUS19"Id �- Viewed: 4/21/2021 1:43:20 PM North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality 949o91EA53EF4Eo... Signed: 4/21/2021 1:43:42 PM Security Level: Email, Account Authentication Freeform Signing (None) Signature Adoption: Pre -selected Style Using IPAddress: 149.168.204.10 Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure: Not Offered via DocuSign In Person Signer Events Signature Timestamp Editor Delivery Events Status Timestamp Agent Delivery Events Status Timestamp Intermediary Delivery Events Status Timestamp Certified Delivery Events Status Timestamp Carbon Copy Events Status Timestamp Witness Events Signature Timestamp Notary Events Signature Timestamp Envelope Summary Events Status Timestamps Envelope Sent Hashed/Encrypted 4/20/2021 5:26:38 PM Certified Delivered Security Checked 4/21/2021 1:43:20 PM Signing Complete Security Checked 4/21/2021 1:43:42 PM Completed Security Checked 4/21/2021 1:43:42 PM Payment Events Status Timestamps DocuSign Envelope ID: 5DB659C5-80CC-45C0-8959-lA5274E84C07 ROY COOPER Governor ELIZABETH S. BISER Secretary S. DANIEL SMITH Director NORTH CAROLINA Environmental Quality July 27, 2021 Andrea Eckardt Wildlands Engineering, Inc. (via electronic mail: aeckardt@wildlandseng.com ) Re: Site Viability for Buffer Mitigation & Nutrient Offset — Loop Road Site Near 35.283350,-78.131426 in Goldsboro, NC Neuse 03020201 Wayne County Dear Ms. Eckardt, On June 7, 2021, Katie Merritt, with the Division of Water Resources (DWR), received a request from you on behalf of Wildlands Engineering, Inc. (Wildlands) for a site visit near the above - referenced site in the Neuse River Basin within the 8-digit Hydrologic Unit Code 03020201. The site visit was to determine the potential for riparian buffer mitigation and nutrient offset within a proposed conservation easement boundary, which is more accurately depicted in the attached map labeled "Figure 1-Site Map" (Figure 1) prepared by Wildlands. The proposed easement boundary in Figure 1, includes all riparian areas intended to be proposed as part of the mitigation site. On July 7, 2021, Ms. Merritt performed a site assessment of the subject site. Staff with Wildlands were also present. Ms. Merritt's evaluation of the features onsite and their associated mitigation determination for the riparian areas are provided in the table below. This evaluation was made from Top of Bank (TOB) and landward 200' from each feature for buffer mitigation pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (effective November 1, 2015) and for nutrient offset credits pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0703. D E Q�� North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality I Division of Water Resources 512 North Salisbury Street 1 1617 Mail Service Center I Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1617 NORTH CAROLINA - Dep.�e.t f EWro­l Qusu\ 919.707.9000 DocuSign Envelope ID: 5DB659C5-80CC-45C0-8959-lA5274E84C07 Loop Rd Site Wildlands July 27, 2021 Feature Classification 'Subiect Riparian Land uses Buffer 'Nutrient 4,SMiti2ation Type Determination w/in onsite to riparian areas adiacent to Feature Credit Offset Buffer 0( 200') Viable Viable Rule D1 Ditch No Non -forested agricultural No Yes Restoration Site per 15A NCAC 02B >3' depth fields .0295 (n) DA Ditch No Non -forested agricultural No No Directly hydrologically connected to fields Ditch DI D2 Ditch No Beginning @ point down to *see Note Yes (non- Restoration Site per 15A NCAC 02B Starts @ <3' depth UT3: forested .0295 (o)(8) 35.287336, Left Side - Mature Forest fields only) -78.128809 *Buffer Mitigation Note — Assessment Right Side — Non -forested concludes the right side of ditch meets agricultural fields 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(8) (A, B, C, D & E). More information is required to be provided in a mitigation plan for complete assessment. See rule. D3 Ditch/Swale No N/A No No Feature does not meet criteria to be viable for nutrient offset or buffer mitigation credits Loop Branch Stream Yes A combination of mature 2Yes Yes (non- Forested Areas - Preservation Site per forested areas and non- forested 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(5) forested agricultural fields fields only) Non -forested areas = Restoration site per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (n) 'Subjectivity calls for the features were determined by DWR in correspondence dated April 21, 2021 (DWR# 2020-1938) using the 1:24,000 scale quadrangle topographic map prepared by USGS and the most recent printed version of the soil survey map prepared by the NRCS . 2The area of preservation credit within a buffer mitigation site shall comprise of no more than 25 percent (25%) of the total area of buffer mitigation per 15A NCAC 0295 (o)(5) and 15A NCAC 0295 (o)(4). Site cannot be a Preservation Only site to comply with this rule. 'NC Division of Water Resources - Methodology and Calculations for determining Nutrient Reductions associated with Riparian Buffer Establishment 'Determinations made for this Site are determined based on the proposal provided in maps and figures submitted with the request. s All features proposed for buffer mitigation or nutrient offset, must have a planted conservation easement established that includes the tops of channel banks when being measured perpendicular and landward from the banks, even if no credit is viable within that riparian area. 'The area of the mitigation site on ephemeral channels shall comprise no more than 25 percent (25%) of the total area of buffer mitigation per 15A NCAC 02B .0295 (o)(7). Determinations provided in the table above were made using a proposed easement boundary showing proposed mitigation areas shown in Figure 1. The map representing the proposal for the site is attached to this letter and initialed by Ms. Merritt on July 27, 2021. Substantial changes to the proposed easement boundary as well as any site constraints identified in this letter, could affect the Site's potential to generate buffer mitigation and nutrient offset credits. This letter does not constitute an approval of this Site to generate buffer and nutrient offset credits. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0295, a mitigation proposal and a mitigation plan shall be submitted to DWR for written approval prior to conducting any mitigation activities in riparian areas and/or surface waters for buffer mitigation credit. Pursuant to 15A NCAC 02B .0703, a proposal regarding a proposed nutrient load -reducing measure for nutrient offset credit shall be submitted to DWR for approval prior to any mitigation activities in riparian areas and/or surface waters. Page 2 of 3 DocuSign Envelope ID: 5DB659C5-80CC-45C0-8959-1A5274E84C07 Loop Rd Site Wildlands July 27, 2021 All vegetative plantings, performance criteria and other mitigation requirements for riparian restoration, enhancement and preservation must follow the requirements in 15A NCAC 02B .0295 to be eligible for buffer and/or nutrient offset mitigation credits. For any areas depicted as not being viable for nutrient offset credit above, one could propose a different measure, along with supporting calculations and sufficient detail to support estimates of load reduction, for review by the DWR to determine viability for nutrient offset in accordance with 15A NCAC 02B .0703. This viability assessment will expire on July 27, 2023 or upon approval of a mitigation plan by the DWR, whichever comes first. This letter should be provided in any nutrient offset, buffer, stream or wetland mitigation plan for this Site. Please contact Katie Merritt at (919) 707-3637 if you have any questions regarding this correspondence. Sincerely, PW/kym Attachments: Figure 1: Site Map cc: File Copy (Katie Merritt) DOCUSigned by: 94"" BA53EF4E0... Paul Wojoski, Supervisor 401 and Buffer Permitting Branch Page 3 of 3 DocuSign Envelope ID: 5DB659C5-80CC-45C0-8959-1A5274E84C07 Figure 1. Site Map W I L D L A N D S 0 250 500 Feet Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel kt� E N G I N E E R I N G I I I I I N Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC Appendix D: USFWS Self -Certification letter and Correspondence SHPO Request for Review and Response EDR Radius Map Report, Executive Summary wp.* WILDLANDS ENGINEERING January 27, 2022 US Fish and Wildlife Service Raleigh ES Field Office 551-F Pylon Drive Raleigh, NC 27606 Subject: Loop Road Buffer Mitigation Bank Parcel Wayne County, North Carolina To whom it may concern, Wildlands Engineering, Inc. requests review and comment on any possible issues that might emerge with respect to fish and wildlife issues associated with a potential riparian buffer restoration project on the Loop Road Mitigation Site located in Wayne County, NC. A Site Map is enclosed. The site is located at latitude 35.283350 longitude-78.131426. The Loop Road Mitigation Site is being developed to provide riparian buffer and nutrient offset mitigation in the Neuse River basin. The project will include buffer restoration and preservation along Loop Branch and two ditches that flow to Falling Creek. Restoration activities will include planting native tree species along the riparian corridor, along with the application of a regionally appropriate seed mix of warm season grasses and wildflowers in areas without existing herbaceous cover. This buffer mitigation project will reduce sediment and nutrient loading, provide and improve terrestrial and in stream habitats, and improve stream and bank stability. The area surrounding the channels proposed for buffer restoration is a combination of agricultural fields and forest. Restoring the vegetative buffer on the areas up to 200 feet from streams and ditches will remove crops and fertilizer inputs within the project area. The restored floodplain areas will filter sediment during high rainfall events. The establishment of riparian buffers will create shading to minimize thermal heating. Finally, newly planted native vegetation will provide cover and food for wildlife. The major goals of the proposed buffer restoration project are to provide ecological and water quality enhancements to the Neuse River Basin by creating a functional riparian corridor and restoring the riparian buffer. Waters of the United States 404/401 permitting is not required for this buffer mitigation site as construction activities will only involve planting riparian vegetation and will not impact project streams or downstream resources. We thank you in advance for your timely response and cooperation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have concerning the extent of site disturbance associated with this project. Sincerely, K.aitLyw h0ga4tk-, Kaitlyn Hogarth, Environmental Scientist khogarth@wildlandseng.com 540.907.9432 Attachments: Figure 1 Site Map W WildIan ds Engineering, Inc. (P) 704.332.7754 • 1430 South Mint Street, Suite 104 • Charlotte, NC 28203 Project Location —•—� Proposed Conservation --•+ Easement Project Stream Project Ditch Non -project Stream I I j ♦'♦ ,♦ j • I Figure 1. Site Map k�t W I L D L A N D S 0 200 400 Feet Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel E N G I N E E R I N G I I I i I t Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC ENT OF Ty�'2 o VS Q �4RCH 3, United States Department of the Project Name FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Raleigh Field Office P.O. Box 33726 Raleigh, NC 27636-3726 Date: 01/27/2022 Self -Certification Letter Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Dear Applicant: F1F9LISKKVIICL E Interior sMf Thank you for using the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Raleigh Ecological Services online project review process. By printing this letter in conjunction with your project review package, you are certifying that you have completed the online project review process for the project named above in accordance with all instructions provided, using the best available information to reach your conclusions. This letter, and the enclosed project review package, completes the review of your project in accordance with the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544, 87 Stat. 884), as amended (ESA), and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668-668c, 54 Stat. 250), as amended (Eagle Act). This letter also provides information for your project review under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347, 83 Stat. 852), as amended. A copy of this letter and the project review package must be submitted to this office for this certification to be valid. This letter and the project review package will be maintained in our records. The species conclusions table in the enclosed project review package summarizes your ESA and Eagle Act conclusions. Based on your analysis, mark all the determinations that apply: ❑"no effect" determinations for proposed/listed species and/or ✓ proposed/designated critical habitat; and/or ❑ "may affect, not likely to adversely affect" determinations for proposed/listed species and/or proposed/designated critical habitat; and/or ❑ "may affect, likely to adversely affect" determination for the Northern long- eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) and relying on the findings of the January 5, 2016, Programmatic Biological Opinion for the Final 4(d) Rule on the Northern long-eared bat; ❑ "no Eagle Act permit required" determinations for eagles. Applicant Page 2 We certify that use of the online project review process in strict accordance with the instructions provided as documented in the enclosed project review package results in reaching the appropriate determinations. Therefore, we concur with the "no effect" or "not likely to adversely affect" determinations for proposed and listed species and proposed and designated critical habitat; the "may affect" determination for Northern long-eared bat; and/or the "no Eagle Act permit required" determinations for eagles. Additional coordination with this office is not needed. Candidate species are not legally protected pursuant to the ESA. However, the Service encourages consideration of these species by avoiding adverse impacts to them. Please contact this office for additional coordination if your project action area contains candidate species. Should project plans change or if additional information on the distribution of proposed or listed species, proposed or designated critical habitat, or bald eagles becomes available, this determination may be reconsidered. This certification letter is valid for 1 year. Information about the online project review process including instructions, species information, and other information regarding project reviews within North Carolina is available at our website http://www.fws.gov/raleigh/pp.html. If you have any questions, you can write to us at Raleighgfws.gov or please contact Leigh Mann of this office at 919-856-4520, ext. 10. Sincerely, /s/Pete Benjamin Pete Benjamin Field Supervisor Raleigh Ecological Services Enclosures - project review package Species Conclusions Table Project Name: Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Date: 01 /27/2022 Species / Resource Name Conclusion ESA Section 7 / Eagle Act Notes / Documentation Determination Necturus lewisi No suitable habitat present No Effect A Field Survey was conducted on January 19 2022, and no (Neuse River Waterdog) suitable habitat was found due to siltation, poor water quality, and small ditch/channel size. The proposed project is not in the proposed critical habitat area designated by USFWS for this species. Per NCNHP data explorer, no known element occurrences exist within the proposed project area. Noturus furiosus No suitable habitat present No Effect A Field Survey was conducted on January 19, 2022, and no (Carolina Madtom) suitable habitat was found due to lack of appropriate channel substrate, poor water quality, and small ditch/channel size. The proposed project is not in the proposed critical habitat area designated by USFWS for this species. Per NCNHP data explorer, no known element occurrences exist within the proposed project area. Picoides borealis No suitable habitat present No Effect A Field survey conducted on January 19, 2022, determined no (Red -cockaded Woodpecker) suitable habitat was found due to lack of mature forest with appropriate tree species. No critical habitat has been designated by USFWS for this species. Per NCNHP data explorer, no known element occurrences exist within the proposed project area. Bald Eagle Unlikely to disturb nesting No Eagle Act Permit Required Not within 660 feet of large bodies of water. bald eagles Critical Habitat No critical habitat present Acknowledgement: I agree that the above information about my proposed project is true. I used all the provided resources to make an informed decision about impacts in the immediate and surrounding areas. .it% iky,,tCi Environmental Scientist Signature /Title Date 01 /27/2022 United States Department of the Interior FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office Post Office Box 33726 Raleigh, NC 27636-3726 Phone: (919) 856-4520 Fax: (919) 856-4556 In Reply Refer To: December 27, 2021 Consultation Code: 04EN2000-2022-SLI-0484 Event Code: 04EN2000-2022-E-01073 Project Name: Loop Road Subject: List of threatened and endangered species that may occur in your proposed project location or may be affected by your proposed project To Whom It May Concern: The species list generated pursuant to the information you provided identifies threatened, endangered, proposed and candidate species, as well as proposed and final designated critical habitat, that may occur within the boundary of your proposed project and/or may be affected by your proposed project. The species list fulfills the requirements of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) under section 7(c) of the Endangered Species Act (Act) of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). New information based on updated surveys, changes in the abundance and distribution of species, changed habitat conditions, or other factors could change this list. Please feel free to contact us if you need more current information or assistance regarding the potential impacts to federally proposed, listed, and candidate species and federally designated and proposed critical habitat. Please note that under 50 CFR 402.12(e) of the regulations implementing section 7 of the Act, the accuracy of this species list should be verified after 90 days. This verification can be completed formally or informally as desired. The Service recommends that verification be completed by visiting the ECOS-IPaC website at regular intervals during project planning and implementation for updates to species lists and information. An updated list may be requested through the ECOS-IPaC system by completing the same process used to receive the enclosed list. Section 7 of the Act requires that all federal agencies (or their designated non-federal representative), in consultation with the Service, insure that any action federally authorized, funded, or carried out by such agencies is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any federally -listed endangered or threatened species. A biological assessment or evaluation may be prepared to fulfill that requirement and in determining whether additional consultation with the Service is necessary. In addition to the federally -protected species list, information on the species' life histories and habitats and information on completing a biological assessment or 12/27/2021 Event Code: 04EN2000-2022-E-01073 2 evaluation and can be found on our web page at http://www.fws.gov/raleigh. Please check the web site often for updated information or changes If your project contains suitable habitat for any of the federally -listed species known to be present within the county where your project occurs, the proposed action has the potential to adversely affect those species. As such, we recommend that surveys be conducted to determine the species' presence or absence within the project area. The use of North Carolina Natural Heritage program data should not be substituted for actual field surveys. If you determine that the proposed action may affect (i.e., likely to adversely affect or not likely to adversely affect) a federally -protected species, you should notify this office with your determination, the results of your surveys, survey methodologies, and an analysis of the effects of the action on listed species, including consideration of direct, indirect, and cumulative effects, before conducting any activities that might affect the species. If you determine that the proposed action will have no effect (i.e., no beneficial or adverse, direct or indirect effect) on federally listed species, then you are not required to contact our office for concurrence (unless an Environmental Impact Statement is prepared). However, you should maintain a complete record of the assessment, including steps leading to your determination of effect, the qualified personnel conducting the assessment, habitat conditions, site photographs, and any other related articles. Please be aware that bald and golden eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668 et seq.), and projects affecting these species may require development of an eagle conservation plan (http://www.fws.gov/windenergy/ eagle_guidance.html). Additionally, wind energy projects should follow the wind energy guidelines (http://www.fws.gov/windenergy/) for minimizing impacts to migratory birds and bats. Guidance for minimizing impacts to migratory birds for projects including communications towers (e.g., cellular, digital television, radio, and emergency broadcast) can be found at: http:// www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/CurrentBirdlssues/Hazards/towers/towers.htm; http:// www.towerkill.com; and http://www.fws.gov/migratoDLbirds/CurrentBirdlssues/Hazards/ towers/comtow.html. Not all Threatened and Endangered Species that occur in North Carolina are subject to section 7 consultation with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon, sea turtles,when in the water, and certain marine mammals are under purview of the National Marine Fisheries Service. If your project occurs in marine, estuarine, or coastal river systems you should also contact the National Marine Fisheries Service, http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/ We appreciate your concern for threatened and endangered species. The Service encourages Federal agencies to include conservation of threatened and endangered species into their project planning to further the purposes of the Act. Please include the Consultation Tracking Number in the header of this letter with any request for consultation or correspondence about your project that you submit to our office. If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Ellis of this office atjohn—ellis@fws.gov. 12/27/2021 Event Code: 04EN2000-2022-E-01073 Attachment(s): • Official Species List 12/27/2021 Event Code: 04EN2000-2022-E-01073 Official Species List This list is provided pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and fulfills the requirement for Federal agencies to "request of the Secretary of the Interior information whether any species which is listed or proposed to be listed may be present in the area of a proposed action". This species list is provided by: Raleigh Ecological Services Field Office Post Office Box 33726 Raleigh, NC 27636-3726 (919) 856-4520 12/27/2021 Event Code: 04EN2000-2022-E-01073 Project Summary Consultation Code: 04EN2000-2022-SLI-0484 Event Code: Some(04EN2000-2022-E-01073) Project Name: Loop Road Project Type: LAND - RESTORATION / ENHANCEMENT Project Description: Buffer and Nutrient Offset Mitigation Bank Project Location: Approximate location of the project can be viewed in Google Maps: https:// www. google.com/maps/(a)35.2844494,-78.12 784931672357,14z Fz5 fe Counties: Wayne County, North Carolina 12/27/2021 Event Code: 04EN2000-2022-E-01073 3 Endangered Species Act Species There is a total of 4 threatened, endangered, or candidate species on this species list. Species on this list should be considered in an effects analysis for your project and could include species that exist in another geographic area. For example, certain fish may appear on the species list because a project could affect downstream species. IPaC does not display listed species or critical habitats under the sole jurisdiction of NOAA Fisheriesi, as USFWS does not have the authority to speak on behalf of NOAA and the Department of Commerce. See the "Critical habitats" section below for those critical habitats that lie wholly or partially within your project area under this office's jurisdiction. Please contact the designated FWS office if you have questions. 1. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. Birds NAME Red -cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis No critical habitat has been designated for this species. Species profile: https:Hecos.fws.gov/ecp/species/7614 Amphibians NAME STATUS Endangered STATUS Neuse River Waterdog Necturus lewisi Threatened There is final critical habitat for this species. The location of the critical habitat is not available. Species profile: https:Hecos.fws.gov/ecp/species/6772 Fishes NAME STATUS Carolina Madtom Noturus furiosus Endangered There is final critical habitat for this species. The location of the critical habitat is not available. Species profile: https:Hecos.fws.gov/ecp/species/528 Insects NAME Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus No critical habitat has been designated for this species. Species profile: https:Hecos.fws.gov/ecp/species/9743 STATUS Candidate 12/27/2021 Event Code: 04EN2000-2022-E-01073 Critical habitats THERE ARE NO CRITICAL HABITATS WITHIN YOUR PROJECT AREA UNDER THIS OFFICE'S JURISDICTION. WILDLANDS ENGINEERING January 27, 2022 Renee Gledhill -Earley State Historic Preservation Office 4617 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4617 Subject: Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel Wayne County, North Carolina Dear Ms. Gledhill -Earley, Wildlands Engineering, Inc. requests review and comment on any possible issues that might emerge with respect to archaeological or cultural resources associated with a potential riparian buffer restoration project on the Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel located in Wayne County, NC. An Overview Site Map and a USGS Topographic Map showing the approximate project area are enclosed. The topographic figure was prepared from the Grantham 7.5- Minute USGS Topographic Quadrangle, and the site is located at latitude 35.283350 longitude-78.131426. The Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel is being developed to provide riparian buffer and nutrient offset mitigation in the Neuse River Basin. The project will include restoration and preservation of riparian buffers along Loop Road and two ditches (D1 and D2) that flow to Falling Creek. Loop Branch is surrounded by forest on its left floodplain and a narrow, forested corridor on its right, with agricultural fields directly adjacent. D1 is surrounded by agricultural fields on either side and D2 is surrounded by agricultural fields on its right floodplain and forest on its left. The major goals of the riparian buffer and nutrient offset mitigation bank project are to provide ecological and water quality enhancements to the Neuse River Basin while creating a functional riparian corridor at the site level. This will be accomplished by restoring and or preserving the vegetative buffer on the areas up to 200 feet from streams and ditches, along with permanently preserving and protecting the site through establishing a conservation easement. No surveyed sites listed on the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) are located within one mile of the site. In addition, the site is not located near any sites listed on the National Register with the SHPO. No architectural structures or archaeological artifacts have been observed or noted during preliminary surveys of the site for restoration purposes. We ask that you review the site based on the attached information to determine the presence of any historic properties within the conservation easement area proposed as shown on Figures 1 and 2. We thank you in advance for your timely response and cooperation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have concerning the extent of site disturbance associated with this project. Sincerely, Kaittyw }f agVU1� Kaitlyn Hogarth, Environmental Scientist khogarth@wildlandseng.com 919.851.9986 x 122 Attachments: Figure 1 Overview Site Map and Figure 2 USGSTopographic Map Wildlands Engineering, Inc. (P) 919.851.9986 • 312 West Millbrook Road, Suite 225 • Raleigh, NC 27609 QProject Location 4j' --•—� Proposed Conservation --•+ Easement Project Stream Project Ditch Non -project Stream 1 1 1 i 1 1 WILD LANDS E N G I N E E R I N G Figure 1. Overview Site Map 0 200 400 Feet Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel I I i I I Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC Iri Proposed Conservation Easement e� 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 I • ' 1 dF y � 4 � 1 Ir i� I � I 100 Grantham USGS 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle 1 ►rf Figure 2. USGS Topographic Map W I L D L A N D S 0 250 500 Feet Loop Road Mitigation Bank Parcel E N G I N E E R I N G I I i i I Neuse River Basin (03020201) Wayne County, NC m Qunm��` North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources State Historic Preservation Office Ramona M. Bartos, Administrator Governor Roy Cooper Secretary D. Reid Wilson February 23, 2022 Office of Archives and History Deputy Secretary, Darin J. Waters, Ph.D. Kaitlyn Hogarth khogarth2wildlandseng.com Wildlands Engineering, Inc. 312 West Millbrook Street, Suite 225 Raleigh, NC 27609 Re: Loop Road mitigation bank parcle, 35.283350,-78.131426, Wayne County, ER 22-0403 Dear Ms. Hogarth: Thank you for your letter of January 27, 2022, regarding the above -referenced undertaking. We have reviewed the submittal and offer the following comments. We have conducted a review of the project and are aware of no historic resources which would be affected by the project. Therefore, we have no comment on the project as proposed. The above comments are made pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Regulations for Compliance with Section 106 codified at 36 CFR Part 800. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration. If you have questions concerning the above comment, contact Renee Gledhill -Earley, environmental review coordinator, at 919-814-6579 or environmental.reviewgncdcr.gov. In all future communication concerning this project, please cite the above referenced tracking number. Sincerely, Ramona Bartos, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Location: 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh NC 27601 Mailing Address: 4617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-4617 Telephone/Fax: (919) 814-6570/814-6898 Loop Road 297 Loop Road Goldsboro, NC 27530 Inquiry Number: 6935406.2s April 11, 2022 6 Armstrong Road, 4th floor Shelton, CT 06484 (rEDW Toll Free: 800.352.0050 www.edrnet.com FORM-LBD-MGA TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE Executive Summary------------------------------------------------------- ES1 Overview Map 2 Detail Map 3 Map Findings Summary---------------------------------------------------- 4 Map Findings 8 Orphan Summary--------------------------------------------------------- 12 Government Records Searched/Data Currency Tracking GRA GEOCHECK ADDENDUM Physical Setting Source Addendum------------------------------------------ A-1 Physical Setting Source Summary-------------------------------------------. 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The report was designed to assist parties seeking to meet the search requirements of EPA's Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries (40 CFR Part 312), the ASTM Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments (E1527-21), the ASTM Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments for Forestland or Rural Property (E 2247-16), the ASTM Standard Practice for Limited Environmental Due Diligence: Transaction Screen Process (E 1528-14) or custom requirements developed for the evaluation of environmental risk associated with a parcel of real estate. TARGET PROPERTY INFORMATION ADDRESS 297 LOOP ROAD GOLDSBORO, NC 27530 COORDINATES Latitude (North): Longitude (West): Universal Tranverse Mercator UTM X (Meters): UTM Y (Meters): Elevation: 35.2846730 - 35- 17' 4.82" 78.1280400 - 78- 7' 40.94" Zone 17 761203.0 3908198.0 102 ft. above sea level USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAP ASSOCIATED WITH TARGET PROPERTY Target Property Map Version Date: Northeast Map Version Date: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS REPORT 13847225 GRANTHAM, NC 2019 13846641 SOUTHWEST GOLDSBORO, NC 2019 Portions of Photo from: 20141018 Source: USDA TC6935406.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 F- MAPPED SITES SUMMARY Target Property Address: 297 LOOP ROAD GOLDSBORO, NC 27530 Click on Map ID to see full detail. MAP RELATIVE DIST (ft. & mi.) ID SITE NAME ADDRESS DATABASE ACRONYMS ELEVATION DIRECTION 1 FLOODED HOME - 2223 2223 US HIGHWAY 13 S ASBESTOS Lower 5, 0.001, PAT & STEVE'S CONV. US 13 N OF GRANTHAM LUST, IMD Lower 1080, 0.205, NE 6935406.2s Page 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TARGET PROPERTY SEARCH RESULTS The target property was not listed in any of the databases searched by EDR. DATABASES WITH NO MAPPED SITES No mapped sites were found in EDR's search of available ("reasonably ascertainable ") government records either on the target property or within the search radius around the target property for the following databases: STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Lists of Federal NPL (Superfund) sites NPL___________________________ National Priority List Proposed NPL________________ Proposed National Priority List Sites NPL LIENS -------------------- Federal Superfund Liens Lists of Federal Delisted NPL sites Delisted NPL__________________ National Priority List Deletions Lists of Federal sites subject to CERCLA removals and CERCLA orders FEDERAL FACILITY__________ Federal Facility Site Information listing SEMS_________________________ Superfund Enterprise Management System Lists of Federal CERCLA sites with NFRAP SEMS-ARCHIVE-------------- Superfund Enterprise Management System Archive Lists of Federal RCRA facilities undergoing Corrective Action CORRACTS------------------ Corrective Action Report Lists of Federal RCRA TSD facilities RCRA-TSDF------------------ RCRA- Treatment, Storage and Disposal Lists of Federal RCRA generators RCRA-LQG------------------- RCRA- Large Quantity Generators RCRA-SQG------------------- RCRA- Small Quantity Generators RCRA-VSQG----------------- RCRA - Very Small Quantity Generators (Formerly Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators) Federal institutional controls / engineering controls registries LUCIS_________________________ Land Use Control Information System TC6935406.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY US ENG CONTROLS_________ Engineering Controls Sites List US INST CONTROLS --------- Institutional Controls Sites List Federal ERNS list ERNS_________________________ Emergency Response Notification System Lists of state- and tribal (Superfund) equivalent sites NC HSDS_____________________ Hazardous Substance Disposal Site Lists of state- and tribal hazardous waste facilities SHWS------------------------- Inactive Hazardous Sites Inventory Lists of state and tribal landfills and solid waste disposal facilities SWF/LF_______________________ List of Solid Waste Facilities DEBRIS_______________________ Solid Waste Active Disaster Debris Sites Listing OLI____________________________ Old Landfill Inventory LCID__________________________ Land -Clearing and Inert Debris (LCID) Landfill Notifications Lists of state and tribal leaking storage tanks LAST__________________________ Leaking Aboveground Storage Tanks INDIAN LUST_________________ Leaking Underground Storage Tanks on Indian Land LUST TRUST_________________ State Trust Fund Database Lists of state and tribal registered storage tanks FEMA UST____________________ Underground Storage Tank Listing UST___________________________ Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Database AST___________________________ AST Database INDIAN UST__________________ Underground Storage Tanks on Indian Land State and tribal institutional control / engineering control registries INST CONTROL_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ No Further Action Sites With Land Use Restrictions Monitoring Lists of state and tribal voluntary cleanup sites INDIAN VCP__________________ Voluntary Cleanup Priority Listing VCP___________________________ Responsible Party Voluntary Action Sites Lists of state and tribal brownfield sites BROWNFIELDS______________ Brownfields Projects Inventory ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Local Brownfield lists US BROWNFIELDS----------- A Listing of Brownfields Sites Local Lists of Landfill / Solid Waste Disposal Sites SWRCY_______________________ Recycling Center Listing TC6935406.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY HIST LF_______________________ Solid Waste Facility Listing INDIAN ODI___________________ Report on the Status of Open Dumps on Indian Lands ODI___________________________ Open Dump Inventory DEBRIS REGION 9___________ Torres Martinez Reservation Illegal Dump Site Locations IHS OPEN DUMPS___________ Open Dumps on Indian Land Local Lists of Hazardous waste / Contaminated Sites US HIST CDL_________________ Delisted National Clandestine Laboratory Register US CDL_______________________ National Clandestine Laboratory Register PFAS-------------------------- PFAS Contamination Site Listing Local Land Records LIENS 2_______________________ CERCLA Lien Information Records of Emergency Release Reports HMIRS________________________ Hazardous Materials Information Reporting System SPILLS________________________ Spills Incident Listing SPILLS 90____________________ SPILLS 90 data from FirstSearch SPILLS 80____________________ SPILLS 80 data from FirstSearch Other Ascertainable Records RCRA NonGen / NLR _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ RCRA - Non Generators / No Longer Regulated FUDS_________________________ Formerly Used Defense Sites DOD__________________________ Department of Defense Sites SCRD DRYCLEANERS_______ State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners Listing US FIN ASSUR_______________ Financial Assurance Information EPA WATCH LIST____________ EPA WATCH LIST 2020 COR ACTION_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2020 Corrective Action Program List TSCA_________________________ Toxic Substances Control Act TRIS__________________________ Toxic Chemical Release Inventory System SSTS-------------------------- Section 7 Tracking Systems ROD__________________________ Records Of Decision RMP__________________________ Risk Management Plans RAATS________________________ RCRA Administrative Action Tracking System PRP___________________________ Potentially Responsible Parties PADS_________________________ PCB Activity Database System ICIS___________________________ Integrated Compliance Information System FTTS__________________________ FIFRA/ TSCA Tracking System - FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, & Rodenticide Act)/TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) MLTS_________________________ Material Licensing Tracking System COAL ASH DOE______________ Steam -Electric Plant Operation Data COAL ASH EPA______________ Coal Combustion Residues Surface Impoundments List PCB TRANSFORMER_______ PCB Transformer Registration Database RADINFO --------------------- Radiation Information Database HIST FTTS____________________ FIFRA/TSCA Tracking System Administrative Case Listing DOT OPS_____________________ Incident and Accident Data CONSENT____________________ Superfund (CERCLA) Consent Decrees INDIAN RESERV_____________ Indian Reservations FUSRAP______________________ Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program UMTRA_______________________ Uranium Mill Tailings Sites LEAD SMELTERS____________ Lead Smelter Sites TC6935406.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY US AIRS______________________ Aerometric Information Retrieval System Facility Subsystem US MINES____________________ Mines Master Index File ABANDONED MINES --------- Abandoned Mines FINDS ------------------------- Facility Index System/Facility Registry System DOCKET HWC---------------- Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket Listing ECHO ------------------------- Enforcement & Compliance History Information UXO --------------------------- Unexploded Ordnance Sites FUELS PROGRAM___________ EPA Fuels Program Registered Listing AIRS__________________________ Air Quality Permit Listing COAL ASH____________________ Coal Ash Disposal Sites DRYCLEANERS______________ Drycleaning Sites Financial Assurance ----------- Financial Assurance Information Listing NPDES------------------------ NPDES Facility Location Listing UIC---------------------------- Underground Injection Wells Listing AOP--------------------------- Animal Operation Permits Listing PCSRP------------------------ Petroleum -Contaminated Soil Remediation Permits CCB___________________________ Coal Ash Structural Fills (CCB) Listing SEPT HAULERS______________ Permitted Septage Haulers Listing MINES MRDS----------------- Mineral Resources Data System EDR HIGH RISK HISTORICAL RECORDS EDR Exclusive Records EDR MGP_____________________ EDR Proprietary Manufactured Gas Plants EDR Hist Auto ----------------- EDR Exclusive Historical Auto Stations EDR Hist Cleaner_____________ EDR Exclusive Historical Cleaners EDR RECOVERED GOVERNMENT ARCHIVES Exclusive Recovered Govt. Archives RGA HWS____________________ Recovered Government Archive State Hazardous Waste Facilities List RGA LF_______________________ Recovered Government Archive Solid Waste Facilities List RGA LUST____________________ Recovered Government Archive Leaking Underground Storage Tank SURROUNDING SITES: SEARCH RESULTS Surrounding sites were identified in the following databases Elevations have been determined from the USGS Digital Elevation Model and should be evaluated on a relative (not an absolute) basis. Relative elevation information between sites of close proximity should be field verified. Sites with an elevation equal to or higher than the target property have been differentiated below from sites with an elevation lower than the target property. Page numbers and map identification numbers refer to the EDR Radius Map report where detailed data on individual sites can be reviewed. Sites listed in bold italics are in multiple databases. Unmappable (orphan) sites are not considered in the foregoing analysis. TC6935406.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 6 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Lists of state and tribal leaking storage tanks LUST: The Leaking Underground Storage Tank Incidents Management Database contains an inventory of reported leaking underground storage tank incidents. The data come from the Department of Environment, & Natural Resources' Incidents by Address. A review of the LUST list, as provided by EDR, and dated 10/29/2021 has revealed that there is 1 LUST site within approximately 0.5 miles of the target property. Lower Elevation Address Direction / Distance Map ID Page PAT & STEVE'S CONV. US 13 N OF GRANTHAM NE 1/8 - 114 (0.205 mi.) 2 8 Incident Phase: CO Incident Number: 6861 Current Status: File Located in House ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Records of Emergency Release Reports IMD: Incident Management Database. A review of the IMD list, as provided by EDR, and dated 10/29/2021 has revealed that there is 1 IMD site within approximately 0.5 miles of the target property. Lower Elevation Address Direction / Distance Map ID PAT & STEVE'S CONV. US 13 N OF GRANTHAM NE 1/8 - 114 (0.205 mi.) 2 Facility Id: 6861 Other Ascertainable Records ASBESTOS: Asbestos notification sites A review of the ASBESTOS list, as provided by EDR, and dated 07/31/2021 has revealed that there is 1 ASBESTOS site within approximately 0.001 miles of the target property. Lower Elevation Address Direction / Distance Map ID FLOODED HOME - 2223 2223 US HIGHWAY 13 S 0 - 1/8 (0.001 mi.) 1 Page 8 Page 8 TC6935406.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY There were no unmapped sites in this report. TC6935406.2s EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 8 OVERVIEW MAP - 6935406.2S IV Target Property A Sites at elevations higher than or equal to the target property ♦ Sites at elevations lower than the target property 1 Manufactured Gas Plants National Priority List Sites Dept. Defense Sites 0 1/4 1/2 1 Mlles Indian Reservations BIA a Hazardous Substance Special Flood Hazard Area (1%) Disposal Sites 0.2% Annual Chance Flood Hazard 0 National Wetland Inventory 0 State Wetlands This report includes Interactive Map Layers to display and/or hide map information. The legend includes only those icons for the default map view. SITE NAME: Loop Road CLIENT: Wildlands Eng, Inc. ADDRESS: 297 Loop Road CONTACT: Kaitlyn Hogarth Goldsboro NC 27530 INQUIRY #: 6935406.2s LAT/LONG: 35.284673 / 78.12804 DATE: April 11, 2022 3:15 pm Copyright �o 2022 EDR, Inc. (,) 2015 TonnTom Rai. 2015. DETAIL MAP - 6935406.2S IV Target Property A Sites at elevations higher than or equal to the target property ♦ Sites at elevations lower than the target property 1 Manufactured Gas Plants i Sensitive Receptors National Priority List Sites Dept. Defense Sites 0 1 /9 1 /4 1 /2 Mlles Indian Reservations BIA Hazardous Substance Special Flood Hazard Area (1%) Disposal Sites 0.2% Annual Chance Flood Hazard 0 National Wetland Inventory 0 State Wetlands This report includes Interactive Map Layers to display and/or hide map information. The legend includes only those icons for the default map view. SITE NAME: Loop Road CLIENT: Wildlands Eng, Inc. ADDRESS: 297 Loop Road CONTACT: Kaitlyn Hogarth Goldsboro NC 27530 INQUIRY #: 6935406.2s LAT/LONG: 35.284673 / 78.12804 DATE: April 11, 2022 3:17 pm Copyright �o 2022 EDR, Inc. (,) 2015 TonnTom Rai. 2015. MAP FINDINGS SUMMARY Search Distance Target Total Database (Miles) Property < 1/8 1/8-1/4 1/4-1/2 1/2 - 1 > 1 Plotted STANDARD ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Lists of Federal NPL (Superfund) sites NPL 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 Proposed NPL 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 NPL LIENS 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 Lists of Federal Delisted NPL sites Delisted NPL 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 Lists of Federal sites subject to CERCLA removals and CERCLA orders FEDERAL FACILITY 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 SEMS 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 Lists of Federal CERCLA sites with NFRAP SEMS-ARCHIVE 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 Lists of Federal RCRA facilities undergoing Corrective Action CORRACTS 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 Lists of Federal RCRA TSD facilities RCRA-TSDF 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 Lists of Federal RCRA generators RCRA-LQG 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 RCRA-SQG 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 RCRA-VSQG 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 Federal institutional controls / engineering controls registries LUCIS 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 US ENG CONTROLS 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 US INST CONTROLS 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 Federal ERNS list ERNS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 Lists of state- and tribal (Superfund) equivalent sites NC HSDS 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 Lists of state- and tribal hazardous waste facilities SHWS 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 Lists of state and tribal landfills and solid waste disposal facilities SWF/LF 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 TC6935406.2s Page 4 MAP FINDINGS SUMMARY Search Distance Target Total Database (Miles) Property < 1/8 1/8-1/4 1/4-1/2 1/2 - 1 > 1 Plotted DEBRIS 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 OLI 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 LCID 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 Lists of state and tribal leaking storage tanks LAST 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 LUST 0.500 0 1 0 NR NR 1 INDIAN LUST 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 LUST TRUST 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 Lists of state and tribal registered storage tanks FEMA UST 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 UST 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 AST 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 INDIAN UST 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 State and tribal institutional control / engineering control registries INST CONTROL 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 Lists of state and tribal voluntary cleanup sites INDIAN VCP 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 VCP 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 Lists of state and tribal brownfield sites BROWNFIELDS 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RECORDS Local Brownfield lists US BROWNFIELDS 0.500 Local Lists of Landfill / Solid Waste Disposal Sites SWRCY 0.500 HIST LF 0.500 INDIAN ODI 0.500 ODI 0.500 DEBRIS REGION 9 0.500 IHS OPEN DUMPS 0.500 Local Lists of Hazardous waste / Contaminated Sites US HIST CDL 0.001 US CDL 0.001 PFAS TP Local Land Records LIENS 2 0.001 Records of Emergency Release Reports HMIRS 0.001 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 NR NR NR NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 TC6935406.2s Page 5 MAP FINDINGS SUMMARY Search Distance Target Total Database (Miles) Property < 1/8 1/8 - 1/4 1/4 - 1/2 1/2 - 1 > 1 Plotted SPILLS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 IMD 0.500 0 1 0 NR NR 1 SPILLS 90 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 SPILLS 80 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 Other Ascertainable Records RCRA NonGen / NLR 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 FUDS 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 DOD 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 SCRD DRYCLEANERS 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 US FIN ASSUR 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 EPA WATCH LIST 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 2020 COR ACTION 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 TSCA 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 TRIS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 SSTS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 ROD 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 RMP 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 RAATS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 PRP 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 PADS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 ICIS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 FTTS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 MLTS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 COAL ASH DOE 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 COAL ASH EPA 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 PCB TRANSFORMER 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 RADINFO 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 HIST FTTS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 DOT OPS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 CONSENT 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 INDIAN RESERV 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 FUSRAP 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 UMTRA 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 LEAD SMELTERS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 US AIRS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 US MINES 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 ABANDONED MINES 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 FINDS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 DOCKET HWC 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 ECHO 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 UXO 1.000 0 0 0 0 NR 0 FUELS PROGRAM 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 AIRS 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 ASBESTOS 0.001 1 NR NR NR NR 1 COAL ASH 0.500 0 0 0 NR NR 0 DRYCLEANERS 0.250 0 0 NR NR NR 0 Financial Assurance 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 NPDES 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 UIC 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 AOP 0.001 0 NR NR NR NR 0 TC6935406.2s Page 6 MAP FINDINGS SUMMARY Search Distance Target Database (Miles) Property PCSRP 0.500 CCB 0.500 SEPT HAULERS 0.001 MINES MRDS 0.001 EDR HIGH RISK HISTORICAL RECORDS EDR Exclusive Records EDR MGP 1.000 EDR Hist Auto 0.125 EDR Hist Cleaner 0.125 EDR RECOVERED GOVERNMENT ARCHIVES Exclusive Recovered Govt. Archives RGA HWS 0.001 RGA LF 0.001 RGA LUST 0.001 - Totals -- 0 NOTES: TP = Target Property NR = Not Requested at this Search Distance Sites may be listed in more than one database Total < 1 /8 1/8-1/4 1/4-1/2 1/2-1 > 1 Plotted 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 0 0 NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 0 0 0 0 NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 0 NR NR NR NR 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 TC6935406.2s Page 7 Map ID Direction Distance Elevation < 1/8 0.001 mi. 5 ft. Site FLOODED HOME - 2223 US HIGHWAY 13 S 2223 US HIGHWAY 13 S GOLDSBORO,NC Relative: ASBESTOS: Lower Name: Actual: Address: 95 ft. City,State,Zip: Permit Number: NESHAP Number: Contractor: Owner Name: Phone: Removal Start Date: Removal End Date: Demo Start Date: Demo End Date: Linear Feet: Square Feet: Cubic Feet: Type: 2 NE 1/8-1/4 0.205 mi. 1080 ft. Relative: Lower Actual: 96 ft. PAT & STEVE'S CONV. STORE US 13 N OF GRANTHAM GRANTHAM, NC 28333 LUST: Name: Address: City,State,Zip: Facility ID: UST Number: Incident Number: Source Type: Date Reported: Closure Request: Close Out: Level Of Soil Cleanup Achieved: # Of Supply Wells: Commercial/NonCommercial UST Site Risk Classification: Risk Class Based On Review: Corrective Action Plan Type: NOV Issue Date: Site Priority: Phase Of LSA Req: Site Risk Reason: Land Use: MTBE: MTBE1: Flag: Flag 1: LUR Filed: GPS Confirmed: Current Status: RBCA GW: MAP FINDINGS FLOODED HOME - 2223 US HIGHWAY 13 S 2223 US HIGHWAY 13 S GOLDSBORO,NC NC31745 61791 A/K Grading & Demolition Inc. County of Wayne (252)521-3229 10-31-20 11-30-20 Not reported Not reported 0 1,600 0 R PAT & STEVE'S CONV. STORE US 13 N OF GRANTHAM GRANTHAM, NC 28333 00-0-000 WA-309 6861 3 04/16/1991 Not reported 07/15/2011 S1 0 C H L Not reported O8/22/1991 60 D 1 C RES 0 Y 0 0 Not reported 1 C G1 EDR ID Number Database(s) EPA ID Number ASBESTOS S127020803 N/A LUST S101168198 IMD N/A TC6935406.2s Page 8 Map ID Direction Distance Elevation Site PAT & STEVE'S CONV. STORE (Continued) PETOPT: RPL: CD Num: Reel Num: RPOW: RPOP: Error Flag: Error Code: Valid: Testlat: Regional Officer Project Mgr: Company: Telephone: 5 Min Quad: LUST: ERR Type: UST Number: Facility Id: Date Occurred: Date Reported: Owner/Operator: Ownership: Operation Type: Type: Location: Priority Update: Wells Affected Y/N: Samples Include: 7#5 Minute Quad: 5 Minute Quad: Pirf/Min Soil: Release Code: Source Code: Err Type: Cause: Source: UST Number: LUST: Incident Number: Last Modified: Incident Phase: NOV Issued: NORR Issued: 45 Day Report: Public Meeting Held: SOC Signed: Reclassification Report: IRS Designation: Closure Request Date: Close-out Report: IMD: Facility ID: Name: MAP FINDINGS 3 False 0 0 True True 0 N False Not reported STF BOND OIL CO. INC. Not reported Not reported Not reported WA-309 6861 4/16/1991 8/29/1991 KEITH BOND 4 6 3 1 9/8/1999 N 0 3 1 Not reported Not reported Pirf Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported 6861 7/15/2011 CO 8/22/1991 Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported Not reported 6861 PAT & STEVE'S CONV. STORE EDR ID Number Database(s) EPA ID Number S101168198 TC6935406.2s Page 9 Map ID Direction Distance Elevation MAP FINDINGS Site PAT & STEVE'S CONV. STORE (Continued) EDR ID Number Database(s) EPA ID Number S101168198 Address: US 13 N OF GRANTHAM City,State,Zip: GRANTHAM, NC Date Occurred: 4/16/1991 Submit Date: 8/29/1991 Incident Desc: UST REMOVAL, SAMPLING OF SOILS AND PIT WATER SHOWED CONTAMINATION. Operator: C/O MS. NANCY ODHAM UST ID: Not reported Incident ID: Not reported Initials of UST Regional Contact: Not reported Regional Office: Not reported Responsible Party/Company Name: Not reported Ownership: 4 Responsible Party Contact Name: Not reported Operation: 6 Responsible Party Mailing Address: Not reported Responsible Party City,State,Zip: Not reported Ownership: Private Operation Type: Commercial Responsible Party County: Not reported Source of Contamination: GASOLINE/DIESEL/KEROSENE Source: 3 Type: 3 Location: 1 Petroleum Type: Not reported Date Incident Reported: Not reported Whether Tank is Commercial or Non Commercial: Not reported Site Priority: 95H Whether Tank is Regulated: Not reported Priority Update: 9/8/1999 Notice of Regulatory Requirement: Not reported Wells Affected: N Notice of Violation: Not reported Phase 1 or Phase 2: Not reported Num Affected: 0 Site Priority: Not reported Type: GASOLINE/DIESEL Location: Facility Current Risk Condition: Not reported Sampled By: 3 Samples Include: 1 Initial reported risk of incident (never changes): Not reported 7.5 Min Quad: Not reported 5 Min Quad: Not reported Intermediate Condition Present: Not reported Latitude: 35.29194444 Longitude: -78.11722222 Use of Land, Industrial: Not reported Corrective Action Plan Selected - up to 5: Not reported RBCA: Not reported Date Close Review Requested From RP or Owner: Not reported Date Case Closed: Not reported Extent of Contamination: Not reported Number of Supply Wells Located on Property: Not reported MTBE in Well Y/N/U Yes, No or Unknown: Not reported Facility Phone Number: Not reported MTBE in Groundwater Y/N/U Yes, No or Unknown: Not reported Date Land Use Restriction Filed: Not reported TC6935406.2s Page 10 Map ID Direction Distance Elevation MAP FINDINGS Site PAT & STEVE'S CONV. STORE (Continued) Date Cleanup Initiated: Not reported Record Status: Not reported RBCA GW Codes: Not reported RBCA GW: Not reported Pollutant Type Present: Not reported Reference Number for Media Disk for Archived Record: Not reported RP Owner?: Not reported RP Operator?: Not reported RP Landowner?: Not reported Status: Facility ID: 6861 Last Modified: 2011-07-15 00:00:00 Incident Phase: CO NOV Issued: 1991-08-22 00:00:00 NORR Issued: Not reported 45 Day Report: Not reported Public Meeting Held: Not reported Corrective Action Planned: Not reported SOC Sighned: Not reported Reclassification Report: Not reported IRS Designation: Not reported Closure Request Date: Not reported Close-out Report: Not reported EDR ID Number Database(s) EPA ID Number S101168198 TC6935406.2s Page 11