15A NCAC 10F .0374       ALCOA POWER GENERATING INC. HYDROELECTRIC STATION SAFETY ZONES

(a)  Regulated Area.  This Rule applies to the area one hundred feet upstream or downstream from the stations and dams (and associated structures, abutments and equipment of these stations and dams) listed in Paragraph (f) of this Rule.

(b)  Fishing. Except as otherwise provided in this Paragraph or in Paragraph (c) of this Rule, no person may enter the waters within the regulated areas described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule. Persons engaged in fishing within the regulated areas described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule may enter these waters in connection with such fishing activities provided that they shall wear at all times a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device in serviceable condition and of appropriate size for the wearer.

(c)  Boating. Any person in or upon a boat, raft or other floating object that enters into the regulated areas described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule shall wear at all times a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device in serviceable condition and of appropriate size for the wearer. No vessel may tie off to any part of the hydroelectric station structure or the accessory portions thereof within regulated areas described in Paragraph (a) of this Rule, or to anchor or otherwise secure a vessel in these areas.

(d)  Paragraph (c) of this Rule does not apply to persons who enter with consent of Alcoa Power Generating, Inc. for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or evaluating facilities of Alcoa Power Generating, Inc.; law enforcement or emergency personnel; or NC state employees acting in an official capacity. 

(e)  Placement and Maintenance of Markers.  Alcoa Power Generating, Inc. is designated as a suitable entity for placement and maintenance of buoys and other signs implementing this Rule.

(f)  Alcoa Power Generating Inc., hydroelectric stations affected by this Rule:

(1)           Narrows Hydroelectric Station in Yadkin River in Stanly and Montgomery Counties;

(2)           High Rock Hydroelectric Station in Yadkin River in Rowan and Davidson Counties.

 

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

Eff. January 1, 2008;

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