15A NCAC 10F .0371†††††† Belews Lake IN Stokes COUNTy

(a)† Regulated Area.† This Rule applies only to the areas described in Paragraphs (b) and (c) in Belews Lake in Stokes County.

(b)† No swimming or boating in exclusionary zone.† No swimming or other entry of a person in or upon a boat, raft or other floating object shall be permitted in the cove containing the power stationís plant intake on the western side of Belews Lake approximately 1,000 feet northeast of Belews Creek Steam Station, as marked by warning buoys and signs.

(c)† No swimming or boating in evacuation area in event of alarm.†† In the event of a siren or audible alarm generated by the Belews Creek Steam Station, all persons swimming, boating or occupying a raft or other floating object on the lake shall evacuate the area† on the western side of Belews Lake approximately 4,000 feet northeast of Belews Creek Station as marked by warning buoys and signs.

(d)† Paragraphs (b) and (c) of this Rule shall not apply to persons who, with consent of Duke Energy Corporation, access the area for the purpose of responding to emergency or maintaining or repairing facilities of Duke Energy Corporation.

(e)† Placement and Maintenance of Markers.† The Duke Energy Corporation is designated as a suitable entity for placement and maintenance of buoys, barriers and other signs indicating the areas in which boating or swimming are prohibited by this Rule.

 

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

Emergency Adoption Eff. August 1, 2005;

Temporary Adoption† Eff. November 1, 2005;

Eff. February 1, 2006;

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