15A NCAC 03R .0102       MILITARY DANGER ZONES AND RESTRICTED AREAS

The designated military danger zones and restricted areas referenced in 15A NCAC 03I .0110(b) are delineated in the following areas:

(1)           Currituck Sound:

(a)           In the vicinity of North Landing River, the waters within a circular area with a radius of 1,000 yards having its center at a point 36° 31.0000' N - 76° 01.6666' W.

(b)           In the vicinity of Northern Currituck Sound, southeasterly of a line beginning at a point 36° 28.0826' N - 75° 58.3818' W; running southerly to a point 36° 26.0657' N - 75° 57.0005' W; running easterly to a point 36° 26.0831' N - 75° 55.4026' W; northerly to a point 36° 28.1984' N - 75° 54.7119' W; westerly to the point of beginning 36° 28.0826' N - 75° 58.3818' W.

(2)           Albemarle Sound:

(a)           In the vicinity of Harvey Point, southwest of a line beginning at a point on shore at Harvey Neck 36° 05.3354' N - 76° 20.3059' W; running southeasterly to a point 36° 03.4999' N - 76° 21.7333' W; running southeasterly to a point 36° 02.2999' N - 76° 19.5000' W; running easterly to a point 36° 03.0999' N - 76° 16.7166' W; running northerly to a point 36° 04.8744' N – 76° 17.5538' W; running northerly to a point onshore at Harvey Neck 36° 05.9802' N - 76° 18.1612' W.

(b)           Along south shore of Albemarle Sound, southeast of a line beginning at a point 36° 00.7166' N - 76° 19.3333' W; running southerly to a point 35° 59.5833' N - 76° 19.3333' W; running easterly to a point 36° 00.1999' N - 76° 04.4333' W; running northerly to a point 36° 02.6666' N - 76° 04.4333' W; running westerly to the point of the beginning 36° 00.7166' N - 76° 19.3333' W.

(i)            Southeast of a line beginning at a point 36° 00.7166' N - 76° 19.3333' W; running southerly to a point 35° 59.5833' N - 76° 19.3333' W; running easterly to a point 35° 59.7499' N - 76° 14.5000' W; running northerly to point 36° 01.3333' N - 76° 14.5002' W; running westerly to the point of the beginning 36° 00.7166' N – 76° 19.3333' W.

(ii)           Southeast of a line beginning at a point 36° 01.3333' N - 76° 14.5002' W; running southerly to a point 35° 59.7499' N - 76° 14.5000' W; running easterly to a point 36° 00.0833' N - 76° 07.2499' W; running northerly to a point 36° 02.2999' N - 76° 07.2499' W; running westerly to the point of the beginning 36° 01.3333' N - 76° 14.5002' W.

(iii)          Southeast of a line beginning at a point 36° 02.2999' N - 76° 07.2499' W; running southerly to a point 36° 00.0833' N - 76° 07.2499' W; running easterly to a point 36° 00.1999' N – 76° 04.4333' W; running northerly to a point 36° 02.6666' N - 76° 04.4334' W; running westerly to the point of the beginning 36° 02.2999' N - 76° 07.2499' W.

(3)           Pamlico Sound:

(a)           In the vicinity of Long Shoal, the waters within a circular area with a radius of one and one-half nautical miles having its center at a point 35° 32.3000' N – 75° 40.6500' W;

(b)           In the vicinity of Brant Island, the waters within a circular area with a radius of 3.0 statute miles having its center at a point 35° 12.5000' N – 76° 26.5000' W;

(c)           In the vicinity of Piney Island, the waters within a circular area with a radius of:

(i)            0.5 statute mile having its center at a point 35° 04.2000' N  - 76° 28.4000' W;

(ii)           1.8 statute mile having its center at a point 35° 02.2000' N – 76° 28.0000' W;

(iii)          0.5 statute mile having its center at a  point 35° 01.7000' N – 76° 25.8000' W;

(iv)          0.5 statute mile having its center at a point 34° 58.8000' N – 76° 26.2000' W.

(4)           In the Neuse River and its tributaries, within 500 feet from of the shore along the reservation of the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, beginning on the reservation west of Slocum Creek at a point 34° 57.8766' N – 76° 54.8823' W; running southeasterly, east of Hancock Creek to a point 34° 56.1855' N – 76° 50.6363' W; including all waters of Slocum and Hancock creeks and their tributaries within the boundaries of the reservation.

(5)           Atlantic Ocean:

(a)           In the vicinity east of New River Inlet, beginning at a point on the ocean shoreline of the southwest portion of Onslow Beach 34° 32.5609' N - 77° 18.5578' W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 23.7279' N - 77° 23.5996' W; east and north of an arc of a circle to a point 34° 35.3465' N - 77° 01.2528' W; northwesterly to a point on the ocean shoreline on the southwest shore of Bear Inlet 34° 37.3793' N - 77° 10.2449' W: running southwesterly following the ocean shoreline to the point of the beginning 34° 32.5609' N - 77° 18.5578' W.

(b)           In the vicinity of Bear Inlet, southwest and southeast of a line beginning at a point 34° 37.5333' N – 77° 12.0500' W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 34.8333' N – 77° 15.1666' W; running southerly to a point 34° 28.9166' N – 77° 15.0833' W; running easterly to a point 34° 32.4500' N – 77° 06.5000' W; running northerly to a point 34° 37.7333' N – 77° 10.5833' W; running southwesterly to a point 34° 36.9666' N – 77° 11.4166' W; running to the northwesterly to the point of the beginning 34° 37.5333' N – 77° 12.0500' W.

(6)           Brown's Inlet between Bear Creek and the Onslow Beach Bridge and the Atlantic Ocean:

(a)           In vicinity of Bear Inlet, southwesterly and southeasterly of line beginning at a point on the north shoreline of the IWW near Bear Creek 34° 38.0450' N - 77° 12.2606' W; running southwesterly  parallel to the IWW to a point near the northwest side of the Onslow Beach Bridge 34° 34.5445' N – 77° 16.3578' W; running through the Onslow Beach Bridge to a point on the ocean shoreline 34° 34.1240' N – 77° 16.2896' W running northeasterly following the ocean shoreline across Brown's Inlet to a point 34° 37.0903' N - 77° 10.7206' W; running around the shoreline of Bear Inlet to a point 34° 37.2494' N – 77° 10.7206' W; running along the northeast shoreline of Bear Creek to the south shoreline of the IWW to a point 34° 37.9597' N – 77° 12.2038' W; running across the IWW to include all inlets, streams, bays and water therein to the point of the beginning 34° 38.0450' N – 77° 12.2606' W.

(7)           New River within eight sections:

(a)           Trap Bay Sector, in New River, north of a line beginning on the west shore 34° 33.1209' N - 77° 21.7232' W; running easterly to a point 34° 33.2885' N - 77° 21.0809' W; running easterly to a point on the east shore 34° 33.2054' N - 77° 20.4736' W; following the northeast shoreline to include all streams, bays and waters therein to a point 34° 34.1996' N - 77° 21.6639' W; running southwest to a point 34° 33.6955' N -77° 22.3780' W; following the southwest shoreline to include all streams, bays and water therein to a point of the beginning 34° 33.1209' N - 77° 21.7232' W.    

(b)           Courthouse Bay Sector, in New River, north of a line beginning on the southwest shore to a point 34° 33.6955' N -77° 22.3780' W; running to a point on the northeast shore 34° 34.1996' N - 77° 21.6639' W; following the northeast shoreline to include all streams, bays and water therein to a point on the northshore near Hwy. 172 Bridge 34° 34.7737' N - 77° 23.9604' W; running to a point on the southshore near Hwy. 172 Bridge 34° 34.5917' N - 77° 23.9464' W; following the southeast shoreline to include all streams, bays and waters therein to the point of the beginning 34° 33.6955' N -77° 22.3780' W.   

(c)           Stone Bay Sector, in New River, north of a line beginning on the southwest shore near Hwy. 172 Bridge 34° 34.5917' N - 77° 23.9464' W; running to a point on the north shore near Hwy. 172 Bridge 34° 34.7737' N - 77° 23.9604' W; following the north shoreline to a point 34° 35.7399' N - 77° 24.0444' W; running to a point on the Grey Point Sector Line 34° 36.3841' N - 77° 25.9488' W; running westerly to a point on the west shore 34° 36.5801' N - 77° 26.6910' W; following the west shore to the point of the beginning near Hwy. 172 Bridge 34° 34.5917' N - 77° 23.9464' W.

(d)           Stone Creek Sector, in New River, southwest of a line beginning on the north shore 34° 37.1122' N - 77° 25.9628' W; running southerly to a point on the Grey Point Sector line 34° 36.3841' N - 77° 25.9488' W; running westerly to a point on the west shore 34° 36.5801' N - 77° 26.6910' W; following the shoreline to include all streams, bays and water therein to the point of beginning 34° 37.1122' N - 77° 25.9628' W.

(e)           Grey Point Sector, in New River, northeast of a line beginning on the west shore 34° 36.5801' N - 77° 26.6910' W; running easterly to a point on the east shore 34° 35.7399' N - 77° 24.0444' W; following the easterly shoreline including all streams, bays and water therein to a point 34° 38.2465' N - 77° 20.3336' W; running northwest to a point on the west shore 34° 39.1847' N - 77° 22.8821' W; following the west shoreline to include all streams, bays and waters therein to a point 34° 37.1122' N - 77° 25.9628' W; running southerly to a point on the Grey Point Sector line 34° 36.3841' N - 77° 25.9488' W.

(f)            Farnell Bay Sector, in New River, north of a line on the west shore 34° 39.1847' N - 77° 22.8821' W; running to a point on the east shore 34° 38.2465' N - 77° 20.3336' W; in Frenchs Creek, west of a line on the north shore 34° 38.3585' N - 77° 19.9695' W; running to a point on the south shore 34° 38.1064' N - 77° 19.9415' W; following the east shoreline to a point 34° 40.4730' N - 77° 22.7141' W; running northwest to a point on the west shore 34° 40.7530' N - 77° 23.9744' W; following the west shoreline to include all streams, bays and waters therein to a point 34° 39.1847' N - 77° 22.8821' W.

(g)           Morgan Bay Sector, in New River, north of a line on the west shore 34° 40.7530' N - 77° 23.9744' W; running to a point on the east shore 34° 40.4730' N - 77° 22.7141' W; in Wallace Creek, west of a line 34° 40.9070' N - 77° 21.9719' W; running south to a point on the south shore 34° 40.6970' N - 77° 21.9579' W; following the east shoreline to a point 34° 42.5526' N - 77° 23.6712' W; running south to a point on the west shore 34° 42.0211' N - 77° 24.9325' W; following the west shoreline to include all streams, bays and waters therein to a point 34° 40.7530' N - 77° 23.9744' W.

(h)           Jacksonville Sector in New River, Southwest Creek; northwest of a line beginning at a point 34° 41.0751' N - 77° 25.6267' W; to a point on the south shore 34° 40.9581' N - 77° 25.6624' W; north of a line beginning at a point on the northeast shoreline of Southwest Creek 34° 42.0211' N - 77° 24.9325' W; running northwest to a point on the east shoreline of New River 34° 42.5526' N - 77° 23.6712' W; southeast of a line beginning at a point on the west shore of New River 34° 43.7028' N - 77° 25.8448' W; running east to a point on the east shore of New River 34° 43.7108' N - 77° 25.5275' W; southwest of a line beginning at a point on the north shore of Northeast Creek 34° 43.7108' N - 77° 23.4412' W; running southerly to a point on the south shore of Northeast Creek 34° 43.3696' N - 77° 23.4333' W;

(8)           Cape Fear River:

(a)           In the vicinity of Sunny Point Army Terminal, beginning at a point onshore west of the main ship channel 33° 58.2950' N - 77° 58.1533' W; running easterly to a point near marker #23, 33° 58.2950' N - 77° 56.9517' W; running northerly parallel with the shoreline to a point 33° 59.1838' N - 77° 56.8694' W; running northerly parallel to the shoreline to a point 34° 00.6158' N - 77° 56.4250' W; running northerly parallel to the shoreline to a point 34° 02.0478' N - 77° 56.4250' W; running westerly back to a point onshore 34° 02.0642' N - 77° 56.6061' W.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑181; 113‑182; 143B‑289.52;

Eff. January 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1994; July 1, 1993; September 1, 1991;

Recodified from 15A NCAC 3R .0002 Eff. December 17, 1996;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2004; May 1, 1997.