15A NCAC 10F .0348       PERSON COUNTY

(a)  Regulated Area.  This Rule applies to the Mayo Electric Generating Plant Reservoir, otherwise known as Mayo Reservoir, which is located in Person County.

(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.  Except as provided in Paragraph (e) of this Rule, no person shall operate a vessel at greater than no‑wake speed within 50 yards of any marked bridge, boat launching ramp, pier, boat storage structure, or boat service area on the regulated area described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.

(e)  Skiing.  Except to leave or return to the shore or a boat launching ramp, no skiing is permitted within any speed zone described in Paragraph (d) of this Rule.  In leaving or returning to the shore or boat ramp, all vessels pulling skiers shall be operated on a course perpendicular to the shore line.  Upon dropping skiers within any such speed zone, the boat speed shall be reduced to no‑wake speed.

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

(g)  Boating Access.  No vessel shall be placed on the regulated area described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule from any point other than the boat launching ramp provided on SR 1515.

(h)  No Wake Zone.  No person shall operate a vessel at greater than no wake speed within the waters of the channel on Mayo Reservoir beginning north of the Triple Springs Boating Access Area, shore to shore from 36.48051N; 78.87763 W to 36.47994 N, 78.87963 W, southward ending at an area below the Mayo Park ADA Fishing Pier shore to shore from 36.47753N; 78.87681W to 36.4772 N; 78.87828W.

(i)  Placement and Maintenance of Markers.  The Board of Commissioners of Person County is designated a suitable agency for placement and maintenance of markers implementing this Rule.  Provided the said board exercises its supervisory responsibility, it may delegate the actual placement and maintenance to some other responsible agency, corporation, group or individual.  With regard to marking the regulated area 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, 1984;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010; April 1, 1997;

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