(a)  On state historic sites property, a person may not, unless specifically authorized to do so by written permit or work order from the Department of Cultural Resources:

(1)           remove, deface, or destroy any natural feature, plant, animal, mineral, or human‑made object;

(2)           dig, plow, or otherwise disturb existing ground conditions;

(3)           drive or park a vehicle in places other than a designated public roadway or parking area;

(4)           allow an animal under his care to be unrestrained or to enter a site building or historic feature, unless that animal is a guide dog for a legally blind person;

(5)           ride or drive an animal in places other than a designated public roadway;

(6)           enter, leave, or remain on site property at any time other than normal hours of public visitation.  The schedule for public visitation is posted at each site; variations from this schedule are announced via print and broadcast media;

(7)           advertise, promote, offer for sale, or otherwise solicit for a product, service, candidate, charity, or public or private cause;

(8)           cross any railing, fence, barricade, or marked safety perimeter, or otherwise attempt to defeat the purpose of any security or safety device;

(9)           carry on his person any firearm, projectile‑firing device, explosive or other weapon;

(10)         create a fire hazard by having any open flame or burning material inside any building unless the person is in a designated smoking area, or by kindling fires in any place other than designated cooking grills;

(11)         disrupt the public enjoyment or normal operation of a state historic site by any form of commercial or for‑profit activity;

(12)         bathe, wade, or swim in any waters in any state historic site except at such times and in such places as the Department may designate as swimming areas.  In this Rule, "swimming area" means any beach or water area designated by the Department as a place for swimming, wading, or bathing.

(b)  On state historic sites property, a person may not, under any circumstances:

(1)           create any pollution or environmental hazard by improper disposal of trash, garbage, waste water, or other detrimental substance;

(2)           hunt, fish, or otherwise disturb, injure, or destroy wildlife;

(3)           use or carry a metal detector, probe, or any similar instrument used for remotely sensing the presence of objects or features at or below ground level;

(4)           create a fire hazard by improperly discarding burning or smoldering material.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 121‑4(8); 121‑4(9); 143B‑62(2)d;

Eff. February 1, 1985;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 26, 2015.