19A NCAC 02E .1001      DEFINITIONS

This Section establishes the Department's rules for the administration, designation and removal of the North Carolina Scenic Byways Program.  For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)           "Board" means North Carolina Board of Transportation.

(2)           "Byway" means a scenic highway.

(3)           "Designate" means a process for approving a road or a system of roads to the state system of Scenic Byways.

(4)           "D.O.H." means Division of Highways of the Department of Transportation.

(5)           "Interested Party" means any proponent or opponent of the proposal for the designation or removal of the Byway.

(6)           "Intrinsic Qualities/Resources" means unusual, exceptional, or distinctive scenic, recreational, historical, educational, scientific, geological, natural, wildlife, cultural, or ethnic features.

(7)           "Merit" means applications with all facts substantiated and considered suitable for further consideration.

(8)           "N.C.D.O.T./Department" means North Carolina Department of Transportation.

(9)           "Program" means the Scenic Byways Program and its associated administrative tasks.

(10)         "Promote" means to foster and encourage the advancement of the Scenic Byways Program.

(11)         "Removal" means the process of removing a Byway or a section of a byway from the state system of Scenic Byways.

(12)         "Report" means a summary of information prepared by the Roadside Environmental Unit.

(13)         "Roadside Environmental Unit" means a unit of the Department of Transportation.

(14)         "Scenic Byway/Highway" means a defined road or system of roads, designated by the Board of Transportation, having distinct natural, cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities.

(15)         "Scenic Byway/Highway Management Plan" means strategic goals specifically outlined to preserve or enhance the scenic integrity along a state highway or state byway.

(16)         "Scenic Value" means a measurement of the aesthetic quality of an area determined through a visual inventory conducted by the Roadside Environmental Unit.

(17)         "T.I.P." means the Transportation Improvement Program.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑18(5); 136‑122 through 136‑125; 136‑129.2; 143B‑348;

Eff. March 1, 1995;

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