02 NCAC 52K .0701         PERMITTING

(a)  Each animal contact exhibit shall be inspected and permitted by the Department prior to opening at a sanctioned agricultural fair.

(b)  Permitting applications for animal contact exhibits will be included in the annual County Fair Handbook distributed by the Department.  Applications and other information shall be forwarded by the fair manager to all contracted animal contact exhibits or completed by fair staff for exhibits operated by the fair.

(c)  In order to be permitted when the fair opens, an animal contact exhibit shall be set up and ready for inspection at least two hours before the fair opens.

(d)  Permits shall be valid for exhibition at other fairs listed on the permit application, unless the permit has been suspended or revoked.

(e)  A permit may be suspended or revoked by the Commissioner or his authorized representative for any violation of this Subchapter or G.S. 106-520.3A, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-520.3A;

Eff. September 1, 2006;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 22, 2015.