15A NCAC 18A .1004      PERMITS

(a)  No person shall operate a summer camp within the State of North Carolina who does not possess a valid permit from the Department.  No permit to operate shall be issued until an inspection by a sanitarian shows that the establishment complies with this Section.  Permits or transitional permits are issued by and inspections made by the Department.

(b)  If camp food service is provided by a caterer, the overall responsibility for food service sanitation remains with the camp management.

(c)  Upon transfer of ownership of an existing summer camp, the Department shall evaluate the facility to determine compliance with the rules.  If the establishment satisfies all the requirements of the rules, a permit shall be issued.  If the establishment does not satisfy all the requirements of the rules, a permit shall not be issued.  However, if the Department determines that the noncompliant items are construction or equipment problems that do not represent an immediate threat to the public health, a transitional permit may be issued.  The transitional permit shall expire 90 days after the date of issuance, unless suspended or revoked before that date, and shall not be renewed. Upon expiration of the transitional permit, the owner or operator shall have corrected the noncompliant items and obtained a permit, or the summer camp shall not continue to operate.

(d)  The Department may impose conditions on the issuance of a permit or transitional permit.  Conditions may be specified for one or more of the following areas:

(1)           The number of persons served.

(2)           The categories of food served.

(3)           Time schedules in completing minor construction items.

(4)           Modification or maintenance of water supplies, water use fixtures and sanitary sewage systems.

(5)           Use of facilities for more than one purpose.

(6)           Continuation of contractual arrangements upon which basis the permit was issued.

(7)           Submission and approval of plans for renovation.

(8)           Any other conditions necessary for the summer camp to remain in compliance with this Section.

(e)  A permit or transitional permit shall be immediately revoked in accordance with G.S. 130A‑23(d) for failure of the facility to maintain a minimum grade of C.  A permit or transitional permit may otherwise be suspended or revoked in accordance with G.S. 130A‑23.  A new permit to operate shall be issued only after the establishment has been reinspected by the Department and found to comply with this Section.  This reinspection shall be conducted within a reasonable length of time, not to exceed 30 days, after the request is made by the operator.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑248;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1992; September 1, 1990; March 1, 1988.