SUBCHAPTER 13G ‑ STATE TRAILS SYSTEM

 

SECTION .0100 ‑ GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

07 NCAC 13G .0101          POLICY AND PURPOSE

The state establishes trails in natural and scenic areas, and in urban areas in order to promote public enjoyment of the outdoor areas of the state.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.94; 143B-135.102; 143B-135.114;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0101 Eff. April 1, 2017.

07 NCAC 13G .0102          DEFINITIONS

As used in this Subchapter:

(1)           "Committee" means the North Carolina Trails Committee.

(2)           "Application" means a formal request for state trail designation.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.94; 143B-135.102; 143B-135.114;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1988; April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0102 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0103          COMPOSITION OF STATE TRAILS SYSTEM

(a)  The system is composed of scenic, recreation and connector trails, trail access areas and primitive campsites.

(b)  State trails may form part of a statewide or regional network or may be separate.

(c)  State trails may be managed by federal, state or local governmental units or corporations registered with the Secretary of State.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.94; 143B-135.102; 143B-135.114;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0103 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0104          NORTH CAROLINA TRAILS COMMITTEE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑88; 113A‑93; 143B‑333; 143B‑334;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Repealed Eff. August 1, 1988;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0104 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0105          LOCATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑87; 113A‑93;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0105 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ DESIGNATION OF STATE TRAILS

 

07 NCAC 13G .0201          CONSULTATION WITH COMMITTEE

Applications must be reviewed by the committee.  A recommendation to the secretary will be made regarding the committee's findings concerning the trail's readiness for use, location and population served, length, design and use, public access rights, and management.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.30; 143B-135.102; 143B-135.108; 143B-135.114;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0201 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0202          CONSULTATION WITH GOVERNMENTAL UNITS

Applications must include resolutions or other appropriate documents clearly indicating the support of affected governmental units for state designation of the trail.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.102; 143B-135.104; 143B-135.114;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0202 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0203          EFFECT UPON ADJACENT LANDOWNERS

Applications must include a discussion of the potential effects designation could have on adjacent landowners as well as how negative effects will be minimized.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.102; 143B-135.104; 143B-135.106; 143B-135.114;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0203 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0204          SCENIC EASEMENTS WITHIN RIGHT‑OF‑WAY

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑88; 113A‑90; 113A‑93;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0204 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0205          PUBLIC NOTICE OF SELECTED ROUTE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑88; 113A‑90; 113A‑93;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Repealed Eff. August 1, 1988;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0205 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0206          ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION OR ENHANCEMENT

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑93; 113A‑89;

Eff. August 30, 1980;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0206 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

SECTION .0300 ‑ ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY

 

07 NCAC 13G .0301          USE OF STATE TRAILS

The secretary shall determine the appropriate uses permitted on a single trail within the system, based on user safety, user enjoyment, and protection of the environment.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.96; 143B-135.102; 143B-135.114;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0301 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0302          UNIFORM TRAIL MARKERS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑88; 113A‑92; 113A‑93;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1983;

Repealed Eff. August 1, 1988;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0302 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0303          TRAILS WITHIN PARKS: CONFLICT OF LAWS

07 NCAC 13G .0304          INCORPORATION IN NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑88; 113A‑91; 113A‑93; 113A‑94;

Eff. April 4, 1979;

Repealed Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0303, .0304 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0305          USE OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES

The director shall encourage and facilitate the use of trained volunteers in planning constructing and maintaining components of the system.  Volunteers are recognized to be covered under the General Statutes governing tort claims against state departments and agencies, and the defense of state employees.  Volunteers are not entitled to workmen's compensation act benefits.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑291; 143B-135.102; 143B-135.114; Ex. Order No. 48;

Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0305 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 13G .0306          NAMING TRAILS IN THE SYSTEM

The secretary shall determine or endorse appropriate names for trails in the system.  Naming trails for living individuals is discouraged.  Names related to natural features, historic events or place names are preferred.  Use of organized group or corporate names is permissible.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.98; 143B-135.102; 143B-135.114;

Eff. April 1, 1983;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12G .0306 Eff. April 1, 2017.