07 NCAC 04R .1603          APPLICATION FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERMITS

(a)  General Permit. Applications for a land controlling agency shall include the following information:

(1)           a written description of the lands controlled by the agency, including the county and township;

(2)           a description of the nature and objectives of the investigation(s);

(3)           the name, address, telephone number, and qualifications of the principal investigator archaeologist;

(4)           evidence that the requirements of Rule .1604 of this Section are met;

(5)           the facility for curation of all artifacts, records, data, photographs, and other documents or information resulting from the investigations;

(6)           written protocols and procedures for access to records and artifacts of the facility where such records and artifacts are to be curated;

(7)           facilities and plans for stabilization and preservation of perishable or unstable artifacts;

(8)           the person or position in the institution or agency with responsibility for curation of artifacts and records and other documentation or information as to who shall determine access to this material; and

(9)           the principal investigator archaologist's plans, if any, for dissemination of the results of the investigation in addition to the reporting requirements of Rule .1611 of this Section.

(b)  Specific Permit. Applicants for Specific Permits shall submit applications to the State Archaeologist at least 30 days prior to the proposed start date of the archaeological investigations. Each Specific Permit application shall include:

(1)           a written description of the location of the proposed investigation, including the county and township;

(2)           a 1: 24,000 or larger scale map depicting the location of the proposed investigation;

(3)           a description of the nature, objectives and scope of the proposed investigation, including the methods to be employed and the requirements for clearing of vegetation;

(4)           the schedule for the investigation, including hours of the day and days of the week, as well as beginning and completion dates. The schedule shall include 60 days for review and comment of the draft report by the State Archaeologist and the land-controlling agency and a maximum of 30 days for response, revisions, and submittal of the final report by the applicant;

(5)           the name, address, telephone number, institutional affiliation, and qualifications of the principal investigator archaeologist;

(6)           the name, address, telephone number, and qualifications of the field director, if different from the principal investigator;

(7)           the approximate number of people proposed to carry out the investigation;

(8)           evidence of the applicant's capability to initiate, conduct, and complete the proposed investigations, such as prior training or participation in the type of investigation proposed in the application;

(9)           written criteria for evaluation of requests for access to records and artifacts at the facility where the records and artifacts are to be curated;

(10)         the facility identified for curation of all artifacts, records, data, photographs, and other documents or information resulting from the investigation;

(11)         written concurrence from the land-controlling agency regarding the applicant's proposed curatorial arrangements;

(12)         facilities and plans for stabilization and preservation of perishable or unstable artifacts;

(13)         the person or position in the institution or agency with responsibility for curation of artifacts and records, and other documentation or information as to who will determine access to this material;

(14)         a description of the type and timing of all access needs on State property, vehicular or otherwise, required to conduct the investigations;

(15)         a description of how the project will be coordinated with the site-specific land manager, including the applicant's documentation that initial contact has been made and the name of the person contacted;

(16)         a description of the provisions to be made to secure the permit area to assure the safety of non‑project personnel who may visit the permit area during and after project hours;

(17)         an indication of the length of time each excavation unit will be open and a schedule for reclaiming all areas disturbed by any aspect of the archaeological investigations; and

(18)         the applicant's plans, if any, for dissemination of the results of the investigations in addition to the reporting requirements noted in Rule .1612 of this Section.

(c)  Applications shall be sent to the State Archaeologist, Office of State Archaeology, 4619 MSC, Raleigh, NC 27699-4619, via U.S. Mail.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 70-13; 70-14; 121-4(13); 121-23; 121-25; 143B-10; 143B-62(1)(h);

Eff. June 1, 2017.