Inspections and inspection programs by the County may be conducted or established on any reasonable basis,
including but not limited to routine inspections; random inspections; inspections based upon complaints or other
notice of possible violations; and joint inspections with other agencies inspecting under environmental or safety
laws. Inspections may include, but are not limited to, reviewing maintenance and repair records; sampling
discharges, surface water, groundwater, and material or water in stormwater BMPs; and evaluating the condition of
If the owner or occupant of any property refuses to permit such inspection, the Water Quality Administrator shall
proceed to obtain an administrative search warrant pursuant to NCGS 15-27.2 or its successor. No person shall
obstruct, hamper or interfere with the Water Quality Administrator while carrying out his/her official duties.