SUBCHAPTER 5C ‑ GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION
15A NCAC 05C .0101 DEFINITIONS
(a) Explorations. Whenever the word "explorations" is referred to in these rules, it shall mean geological, geophysical and other surveys and investigations, including seismic methods for the discovery and location of oil, gas or other mineral prospects, and which may or may not involve the use of explosives.
(b) Seismic Explorations. The word "seismic explorations" shall mean any geophysical exploration method which involves the use of explosives.
(c) Shot. The word "shot" as used in these rules shall mean the use and detonation of powder, dynamite, nitroglycerin or other explosives.
(d) Department. Whenever the word "department" is referred to in these rules, it shall mean the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources in Raleigh, North Carolina.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑391;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Amended Eff. January 31, 1979;
Readopted Eff. August 1, 1982;
Amended Eff. April 1, 1990.