(a)  Regulated Areas.  This Rule applies to the following waters of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant Reservoir, otherwise known as Harris Reservoir, which is located in the counties of Chatham and Wake:

(1)           All waters within 50 yards of any marked boat launching ramp, pier, dock, mooring area, boat storage structure, bridge, or service area.

(2)           In Chatham County, a portion of the waters of the cove at the Cross Point Landing Boating Access Area shore to shore, beginning at a point at 35.57270 N, 78.97398 W as delineated by appropriate markers placed and maintained by the Wildlife Resources Commission.

(3)           In Wake County, the waters within 150 yards of the Holleman Boating Access Area as indicated by appropriate markers placed and maintained by the Wildlife Resources Commission.

(b)  Restricted Zones.  Except for authorized personnel of the power company, no person shall operate a motorboat or vessel in any restricted zone which is marked to prevent entry by boats.

(c)  Mast Height.  No person shall place or operate on the regulated area described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule any sailboat or other vessel having a mast or any superstructure extending vertically above water level a distance of 35 feet or more.

(d)  Speed Limit.  No person shall operate a vessel at greater than no-wake speed within any of the regulated areas described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.

(e)  Swimming Areas.  No person shall operate any vessel or water skis within a marked public swimming area.

(f)  Placement and Maintenance of Markers.  The Board of Commissioners of Chatham County and the Board of Commissioners of Wake County are designated suitable agencies for placement and maintenance of markers implementing this Rule within their respective counties.  Provided the said boards exercise their supervisory responsibilities, they may delegate the actual placement and maintenance to some other responsible agency, corporation, group or individual.  With regard to marking the regulated areas described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule, the supplementary standards set forth in Rule .0301(g) of this Section shall apply.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 75A-3; 75A-15;

Eff. August 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1990;

Temporary Amendment Eff. April 1, 1998;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2013; July 1, 1998;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.