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The Island consists of three management units assigned to the custody of the Department of Natural Resources (hereinafter sometimes referred to in this Chapter as DNR): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.01(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Richard J. Reynolds Wildlife Management Area</U> (hereinafter sometimes referred to in this Chapter as Reynolds WMA): management of forest and wildlife resources; public hunting, fishing, camping and beach use.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.01(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve</U> (hereinafter sometimes referred to in this Chapter as the SINERR): protection of the Duplin River estuary; scientific research; public education; public hunting and fishing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.01(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Sapelo Island Natural Area</U> (hereinafter sometimes referred to in this Chapter as the Natural Area): public education; low-intensity recreation; scientific research.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There is considerable public interest in Sapelo Island, which is created by the value of its natural and cultural resources, the amount of State investment in the Island, and the benefits which members of the general public receive from visiting it. The State, acting through DNR, is responsible to protect the natural and cultural resources of and the public interest in this unique Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State lands surround private lands known as the Hog Hammock Community. Some of its current permanent residents and their forebears have lived on Sapelo for generations. The State has acknowledged its duty to protect Hog Hammock's heritage by creating the Sapelo Island Heritage Authority, which furthers the preservation of the community's cultural and historic values (Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-3-440&amp;title=12&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">12-3-440</a><I>et seq.</I>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The State may provide certain essential services and water transportation for permanent residents and State employees living on Sapelo Island and their families. O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-2-5&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-2-5</a> grants DNR the authority to provide these services.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.02" name="391-4-6-.02" title="391-4-6-.02">Rule 391-4-6-.02 Purpose</a></h2> <P>The public interest in Sapelo Island requires that DNR establish rules for operation of and access to the Island. These rules are established to protect Sapelo Island and its fragile environment for the public's benefit while protecting the rights of those who have a property interest in the Island. These rules are promulgated to guide Island managers in performing their duties and to give the public notice of the Department's practices in managing state-owned property on the Island.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.03" name="391-4-6-.03" title="391-4-6-.03">Rule 391-4-6-.03 Definitions</a></h2> <P>Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms as used in this Chapter shall have the following meanings:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"All-terrain vehicle"</B> or <B>"ATV"</B> means a small motorized three or four wheeled vehicle capable of carrying one or two passengers astride the vehicle and designed primarily for off-road travel such as in fields and forests.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Department"</B> and <B>"DNR"</B> mean the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Dependent family members"</B> mean family members residing in a single household and the children of that household who receive their financial support from that household while temporarily residing away from that household to attend school or college.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Essential services"</B> means those services enumerated in sub-paragraph 2. of the definition of "state official business" set out in this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Family, family members or families"</B> mean persons related by blood or marriage, including adoption, regardless of age or degree of kinship.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"General public"</B> means persons who are not included in any of the other classes of persons designated by these rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"House"</B> means a structure built for residential use, including a preconstructed home.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Household"</B> means the house located on Sapelo Island of a permanent resident.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Guest for pay"</B> means a person who is hosted while visiting Sapelo Island by a permanent resident and who pays his or her host for food, lodging or transportation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Invited guest"</B> means a person invited by a permanent resident to visit Sapelo Island without charge by the inviting party for food, lodging or transportation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Institute"</B> or <B>"Marine Institute"</B> means the Marine Institute operated on the south end of Sapelo Island by the University of Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, pursuant to a 50 year lease by and between the Department of Natural Resources and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Island landowner"</B> means a person or other legal entity, other than the State of Georgia or an agency, authority or instrumentality thereof, which has a claim to title to real property on Sapelo Island; provided, however, that no undivided interest in a lot or parcel of land less than a one-fifth interest will be recognized unless a majority of the total number of persons holding an undivided interest in that lot or parcel of land, regardless of the total sum of their undivided interests, are related by blood or marriage.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Island manager"</B> means the DNR employee who has responsibility for managing Sapelo Island on a daily basis or his or her designee. The Island Manager may be reached at the following address: <P>Island Manager</P> <P>DNR Wildlife Resources Division</P> <P>Post Office Box 15</P> <P>Sapelo Island, GA 31327</P> <P>Phone: (912) 485-2251</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Permanent residents"</B> mean Island landowners and persons domiciled on Sapelo Island and the dependent family members of all such persons.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Pets"</B> mean those animals which have traditionally lived in a state of dependence on and under the domination and control of humans and have been kept as tame pets, including cats and dogs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Preconstructed homes"</B> means a manufactured home, a modular home, or a mobile home as those terms are Zoning Ordinance of McIntosh County adopted July 11, 1995.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Regents"</B> means the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"State official business"</B> when used in this chapter, means any or all of the activities described in this sub-paragraph. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regents operates the Marine Institute (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "UGAMI"), which is located on the south end of Sapelo Island, under the terms of a 50-year lease with DNR.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DNR operates the Reynolds WMA, the SINERR and the Natural Area. DNR also may provide for permanent residents both water transportation to Sapelo Island and essential services on the Island. These essential services include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Transporting mail for DNR and for permanent residents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Transporting school children between the Island and the mainland, under contract with the Mcintosh County Board of Education;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providing volunteer fire protection and waste disposal services on the Island;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maintaining the State-owned roads on the Island;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To the extent that the well and pump in place on the effective date of this Rule are adequate to do so, providing the permanent residents of the Hog Hammock Subdivision with a drinking-water system;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When permitted by budgetary resources and when the proper equipment necessary to do the job is present on the Island, mowing rights of way in the Hog Hammock Subdivision;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providing law enforcement services as authorized by the Game and Fish Code (O.C.G.A., Title 27). These services include enforcing: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(vii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> all State laws on property owned or controlled by DNR; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(vii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any State laws pertaining to functions assigned to DNR; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(vii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any State law when the violation of that law is committed in conjunction with a violation of State law pertaining to functions assigned to DNR; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(vii)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> any State law on orders from the Governor or to protect any life or property when the circumstances demand action; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)2.(vii)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> removing willing persons from Sapelo Island in the event of a life-threatening emergency such as an individual health crisis, uncontrollable wildlife or a major storm.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(r)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State official business includes business conducted by federal and local governmental officials in performance of their official duties.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.03(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>"Temporary official visitor"</B> means a person who is not a permanent resident but who temporarily visits the Island at the invitation of DNR or the University of Georgia Marine Institute (UGAMI) for State official business or for federal or local governmental business.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.04" name="391-4-6-.04" title="391-4-6-.04">Rule 391-4-6-.04 Status As A Permanent Resident</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those persons who desire the status of a permanent resident for purposes of this Chapter shall apply to the Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee in determining that an applicant for status as a permanent resident either owns an interest in land on Sapelo Island or is domiciled on Sapelo Island, may consider, but is not limited to consideration of, the presence or absence of the following indicators: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.04(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The status of the applicant or the applicant's spouse as the lessee of a dwelling in a written rental agreement or lease having a term of six months or longer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.04(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The listing of the dwelling of the applicant or the applicant's spouse located on Sapelo Island for purposes of insurance as the principal residence of the insured.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.04(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A deed to an interest in land or Sapelo Island which conveys as least s one-fifth undivided interest in the land described in the deed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.04(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Genealogies which demonstrate the familial relationships of the applicant.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.04(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any information presented by the applicant or others in the form of affidavits or certifications that tend to establish that Sapelo Island is or is not the place of the applicant's domicile or that the applicant is an Island landowner.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee may call upon the applicant to produce any indicators as may appear to be applicable or copies thereof and may place such weight on the presence or lack of any of the indicators listed in this rule and any other indicators which may be presented, as he or she may determine to be appropriate. Any decision of the Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee on an application for status as a permanent resident shall be appealable pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.05" name="391-4-6-.05" title="391-4-6-.05">Rule 391-4-6-.05 Authorized Uses of State-owned Land, Facilities and Roads on Sapelo Island</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of state-owned land, facilities and roads on Sapelo Island is a privilege and is restricted as provided in this Chapter to the following individuals or groups: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent residents;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Temporary official visitors, such as research scientists associated with the Marine Institute, or DNR employees who are not domiciled on the Island;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Guests of permanent residents, but only as provided in this Chapter;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conference groups associated with the Marine Institute or DNR; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Members of the general public but only as set forth in subparagraph (b) of paragraph (2) of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DNR does not regulate personal business conducted entirely on private property; however, DNR recognizes there is an increasing need to prohibit uncontrolled roaming of the state-owned lands on the Island. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Activities on State-owned lands on Sapelo Island by permanent residents, the invited guests of permanent residents, and the guests for pay of permanent residents are restricted as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent residents may gather deadwood and handicraft materials on the state-owned parts of Sapelo Island so long as the activities do not conflict with DNR program goals. DNR's Island manager may designate areas in which such activities are prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent residents may fish from the docks, bridges and beaches within the Reynolds WMA and may also gather oysters and clams within approved shellfish harvesting areas unless such docks, bridges, beaches and shellfish harvesting areas are closed for such activities. DNR's Island manager may designate areas in which such activities are prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent residents may use DNR's boat hoist for work on their small boats, but only as individually authorized by DNR's Island manager.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent residents may hunt on State-owned land during legal seasons. DNR's Island manager may designate areas in which such activities are prohibited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The invited guests and the guests for pay of permanent residents may fish from the docks, bridges and beaches within the Reynolds WMA and may gather oysters and clams within approved shellfish harvesting areas, but only as specifically authorized by DNR's Island manager and only if accompanied by their host or a family member of their host.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The invited guests and the guests for pay of permanent residents may also accompany their host or a family member of their host as he or she travels about the remainder of the state-owned parts of the Island; however, if unaccompanied by their host or a family member of their host, such guests are restricted to the activities permitted members of the general public.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Activities other than the above by permanent residents, the invited guests of permanent residents, and the guests for pay of permanent residents on the state-owned portions of the Island, including any use of the Reynolds WMA, will be only as specifically authorized by DNR's Island manager.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Members of the general public may engage in the following activities on those portions of Sapelo Island which are state-owned: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Managed hunts, legal hunting, tours offered by DNR or by permanent residents domiciled on Sapelo Island entering into concession agreements with DNR for conducting tours, or Cabretta camping offered by DNR;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conferences hosted by the Marine Institute or DNR;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The gathering of oysters in the Duplin River when the river is open for those purposes;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fishing, hunting waterfowl, or operating boats in the tidal waters surrounding Sapelo Island; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Using the beach below the high water mark.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(2)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Activities other than those enumerated in subparagraphs 1. through 5. of this paragraph (b) by members of the general public, including any use of the Reynolds WMA, the SINERR, and the Natural Area, will be only as specifically authorized by DNR's Commissioner or the Regional Supervisor of the Department's Wildlife Resources Division.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With regard to participants in public tours, hunting, camping, and conferences, the following uses are permitted: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reservations for regular DNR tours are permitted. DNR schedules special tours through its office on Sapelo Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Persons who participate in hunts at the Reynolds WMA may camp in the Moses Hammock hunting camp for the duration of the hunt and must remain within designated hunting areas while actually hunting.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DNR limits use of the Cabretta camping area to organized groups, scheduling its use through the DNR office on Sapelo Island. Campers may use the designated Cabretta camping area, open portions of the Reynolds WMA, and the beach. Access to other parts of Sapelo Island for members of such groups will be only as specifically authorized by DNR's Island manager.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conference participants may use buildings and lands under the control of DNR and the Marine Institute as authorized by those agencies. They may also use the State-owned roads south of the Reynolds WMA and may use the beach.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.05(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Use of Sapelo Island other than the uses enumerated in subparagraphs (a) through (d) of this paragraph (3) by members of tour groups, hunters, campers and conference participants will be only as specifically authorized by the Marine Institute or DNR, whichever agency is responsible for managing the property in question.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.06" name="391-4-6-.06" title="391-4-6-.06">Rule 391-4-6-.06 Access and Transportation Rules</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Aircraft. </B>DNR and the Marine Institute may use the Sapelo Island airstrip and associated facilities for State official business. Other uses of aircraft at Sapelo Island are as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The U.S. Army may also use the airstrip as part of its Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) Program housed at Fort Stewart. The MAST Program enables military personnel to provide emergency medical assistance to persons on Sapelo Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Federal Aviation Administration has designated the airstrip for emergency use. DNR allows use of the strip in the event of an aviation emergency, at the pilot's own risk.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Boats.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Ferry Service.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DNR provides regularly scheduled ferry service between Sapelo Island and the mainland.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prior written requests and approval by DNR are required for use of the ferry by guests of permanent residents. DNR further reserves the right to provide ferry service to approved guests only as space is available and only in the order of receipt of written requests for such ferry service. Requests for groups of more than ten persons must be submitted two weeks in advance. The Boat Request form should reveal the number of guests but need not reveal their names.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requests for boat runs other than those regularly scheduled must be made to DNR's Wildlife Resources Division Regional Supervisor two weeks in advance and must be approved by the Regional Supervisor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DNR will endeavor to notify all persons filing Boat Request forms of its approval or disapproval of their requests at least twelve hours in advance of the scheduled ferry trip for which the request was made, but cannot guarantee that such advance notice can be given due to factors beyond the control of DNR.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Ferry Fees and Passes.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Permanent Residents. </B>Permanent residents and their dependent family members not otherwise provided for in the Institute's pass system or the Department's pass system will pay a fee of $1.00 each way or may purchase a $25.00 per year pass which will entitle them to ride on any scheduled trip.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Marine Institute.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Personnel assigned to or employed by the Institute and others as identified below may be provided a non-transferrable ferry pass, or may be covered by a letter of request to the department at the discretion of the Institute. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Institute staff, faculty, students and technicians who are Island residents and their dependent family members.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Scientific personnel not directly employed by the Institute but who are Island residents while carrying out research programs at the Institute and their dependent family members.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff and faculty members from the University of Georgia who are required to make official visits to the Institute.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(i)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Faculty, students and technicians, from any institution, who are involved in ongoing research programs at the Institute.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(i)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All employees of the Institute who commute daily to and from the facility.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(i)(VI)">(VI)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All University of Georgia students doing course-related work at the Institute, including authorized field trips and their supervisors.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(i)(VII)">(VII)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repairmen who come to the Institute facility regularly for performing repair work. This category is restricted to those whose names are submitted to the department and listed on the passenger list.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following individuals will be required to pay a fee of $5.00 per round trip or oneway trip: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unofficial guests of the Institute, including personal guests of Institute staff, personnel, students and technicians.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Faculty, students and technicians from any institution, except those individuals covered by paragraph (1)(a).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Institute related groups and individuals on personal (non-official) visits to the Island.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2. (iii)"> (iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Institute will issue passes to the Institute related personnel identified in subparagraph (I) and will provide the department with a list of names to whom these passes are issued. At such times as names are added and/or deleted the Institute will inform the department by letter that a name(s) should be added or deleted and will collect the passes previously issued to individuals whose names are deleted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Institute will follow the policy involving guests, i.e., a "Boat Request" form will be sent to the department office two (2) days in advance of proposed visits for groups of less than ten people and two weeks in advance for groups of ten or more. This procedure will enable the department to keep load limits within U.S. Coast Guard Regulations and will indicate to the boat captain that the visitor(s) has been permitted to ride the boat.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Department of Natural Resources.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Department personnel residing on the Island and their dependent family members will be issued a non-transferable ferry pass and will not be required to pay a fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Department personnel who are non-Island residents but who must, from time to time, must, from time to time, travel to the Island for meetings and to carry out work activities, will not be required to pay a fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All department personnel will follow the policy and will submit a "Boat Request" form for any invited guest(s) two (2) days prior to the proposed visit for groups of less than ten people and two weeks in advance for groups of ten or more.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>U.S. Postal Service. </B>U.S. Postal Service employees will be transported in accordance with the provisions of the Postal Service's contract with the department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>School Children. </B>Children who reside on the Island while attending elementary and high schools on the mainland will be provided one (1) round-trip per school day to and from the Island to attend school under the contract between the department and McIntosh County Board of Education. In addition, all McIntosh County school groups visiting the Island for educational purposes will be issued a pass to ride the ferry.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Repairmen, Employees of Contractors and Field Trip Participants.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)6.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repairmen and employees of contractors who commute to department facilities on a regular basis for performing work will be placed on the passenger list and issued a pass to ride the ferry.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)6.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repairmen and employees of contractors who are engaged by permanent residents will pay a fee of $5.00 per round trip or one-way trip.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)6.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participants in field trips to the refuge portion of the Island will pay a fee of $5.00 per round trip or one-way trip.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Guests of Permanent Residents. </B>All guests of permanent residents will pay a fee of $5.00 per round trip or one-way trip. In addition, a "Boat Request" form for groups of less than ten invited guests must be sent by the host to the department office two (2) days in advance of a proposed visit; forms for groups of ten or more invited guests must be sent two weeks in advance. The Boat Request form should reveal the number of guests but need not reveal their names. This procedure will enable the department to keep load limits within U.S. Coast Guard Regulations and will indicate to the boat captain that the visitor(s) are to be permitted to ride the ferry for the $5.00 rate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Children. </B>Children under six (6) years of age may ride free regardless of their category as a passenger or the category of an accompanying adult.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Other Visitors.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)9.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participants in regularly scheduled DNR tours, R. J. Reynolds Mansion conference participants, hunters, users of the Cabretta campground, and all other visitors must purchase round-trip tickets at the Mcintosh County Chamber of Commerce or at a DNR facility at a cost of $15.00 for adults and $10 for children to be eligible to ride the ferry, except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph 9.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(b)9.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participants in unscheduled DNR tours and organized youth groups using the Cabretta campground shall pay the same fee as participants in regularly scheduled DNR tours and other users of the Cabretta campground; however, the fee may be waived by DNR's Wildlife Resources Division Regional Supervisor for temporary official visitors.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Passenger Priority. </B>U.S. Coast Guard regulations limit the number of passengers that may be transported on the boat(s) operated by the department as ferries to Sapelo Island. To insure the maximum availability of space for key personnel while simultaneously complying with Coast Guard limitations, the priority system outlined below is hereby established. This system will be applied by the Boat Captain at any time passenger demand exceeds rated passenger capacity of the boat in service. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Priority No. 1.</B> The persons identified below will be issued a "Priority No. 1" pass and will be entitled to first consideration whenever an overload situation becomes evident. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All permanent residents and their dependent family members.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Institute and department personnel residing off the Island who require daily transportation to and from their work area.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repair and service technicians going to and from the Institute or department facilities for the purpose of performing repair or service work.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Priority No. 2. </B>The following persons will be issued a "Priority No. 2" pass and may board the vessel after all Priority No. 1 passengers have embarked. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State employees other than those covered by Priority No. 1, who must visit the Island for official business.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Staff and faculty members from the University of Georgia who are required to make official visits to the Institute.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> University of Georgia students visiting the Institute on official business or an authorized field trip.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Priority No. 3. </B>All guests and visitors, including repair and service technicians not otherwise covered.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Barge Operations.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The department operates barges to transport heavy freight, motor vehicles, bulk fuel and other cargo between the mainland and Sapelo Island for use of the department and the Institute.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The department offers transportation without charge for household goods and motor vehicles belonging to Marine Institute and DNR employees while living on Sapelo Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent residents may be granted the privilege of using the state-owned docks for a private barge to transport building materials, building equipment, preconstructed homes and motor vehicles (except ATVs) to the Island. All persons transporting such items must complete a DNR permit application for use of state-owned docks to unload the building materials, building equipment, preconstructed homes or motor vehicles and receive approval of the request prior to transporting the cargo to the Island. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All persons utilizing the state-owned docks for transporting such items to the Island must also complete an affidavit disclosing what specific building materials, building equipment, motor vehicle or preconstructed home they propose to bring to the Island. In the case of motor vehicles, the affidavit must state whether or not the motor vehicle will be utilized for personal use or as a rental vehicle to be rented to paying guests. In the case of preconstructed homes or building materials, the destination lot and the existence of ownership or the source of the person's right to use that particular lot must be disclosed. Copies of a current McIntosh County building permit, if applicable, and a septic tank certification must be attached to the affidavit. A letter from the McIntosh County Building and Zoning Inspector shall also be attached to the affidavit stating that he or she has personally inspected the destination lot and that the proposed building structure or proposed use conforms in all respects to the provisions of the McIntosh County zoning ordinance and other applicable regulations. A letter from the designated representative of the McIntosh County Board of Health shall also be attached to the affidavit stating that he or she has personally inspected the destination lot and that the proposed building structure or proposed use conforms in all respects to the provisions of the McIntosh County ordinance adopting and enacting a Code of Enforcement of Rules and Regulations of the McIntosh County Board of Health. A mobile home must be titled in the name of the person causing it to be transported to the Island and must be currently state registered.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent residents may be granted the privilege of utilizing the state's docking facilities to possess on the Island no more than three (3) motor vehicles per household for personal use at any given time. Prior to scheduling the transport of an additional personal use vehicle to the Island, persons who already possess three personal use motor vehicles on the Island must remove one of the personal use vehicles already possessed from the Island.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Motor vehicles which are transported to the Island to be rented to guests for pay must be properly insured and display a current Georgia license plate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)3.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) may not be transported to the Island except in the conduct of State official business.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permanent resident may deliver a non-functioning motor vehicle to the Department's designated holding lot for transport back to the mainland, together with his or her agreement that the Department may, at its convenience and expense, transport the non-functioning motor vehicle to the mainland and dispose of it. Until transported by the Department to the mainland, permanent residents will be allowed to salvage parts from a non-functioning motor vehicle on the holding lot with the permission of the person who delivered the non-functioning motor Vehicle to the holding lot.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DNR may authorize persons under contract with the State to remove timber from Sapelo Island using a barge. These persons may bring to the Island vehicles and equipment which are necessary for the timber harvesting operations but those vehicles and equipment must be removed upon completion of the timber harvesting contract unless a subsequent contract has been awarded to the same person. Persons under contract with the State to remove timber may also contract with permanent residents to utilize their equipment to perform such work as the digging of holes for septic tank installation and the removal of stumps, provided that such work is done at a time which does not conflict with the duties of the timber person with regard to the State timber removal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(d)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Private barge operators, including the State's timber barge operator, who transport building materials, pre-constructed homes, automobiles or other goods and equipment to or from the Island for persons other than DNR or the Institute, shall pay a docking fee of $50.00 for use of the state-owned docks.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Docking and Use of Small Boats. </B>DNR and the Marine Institute operate research vessels, patrol boats and other small watercraft for State official business, docking these vessels at designated Island and mainland locations. These docks are identified on maps located in the office of the Island manager which maps are incorporated herein by reference. Other authorized docking and uses of small watercraft at Sapelo Island are as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permanent residents may operate small boats to and from the Island. They and their guests must use the Foundation dock located in Barn Creek immediately behind the former post office but only for the purposes authorized by this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participants in the managed hunts on Sapelo Island may use the Moses Hammock dock during their stay but only for the purposes authorized by this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Members of the general public may use boats in the tidal waters surrounding Sapelo Island. They may anchor boats off the beach for access to the beach below the high water mark during daylight hours. They may not beach or dock their boats on state-owned property without specific permission from the Island manager.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(2)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any uses of state-owned docks other than as specified above will be only as specifically approved by DNR or the Marine Institute, whichever agency has responsibility for managing the dock in question.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Motor Vehicles. </B>DNR and the Marine Institute operate motor vehicles for State official business on Sapelo Island; however, due to the remoteness of Sapelo Island and its fragile environment, there is a need to limit the use of motor vehicles on the state-owned roads on the Island. Uses of non-state owned motor vehicles on the Island over the state-owned road system are authorized only as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permanent resident may operate motor vehicles owned or rented by the permanent resident on the state-owned road system of Sapelo Island for the uses of the Island permitted him or her by this Chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Rented motor vehicles may be used on the open portions of the state-owned roads but only if the persons who own or control the motor vehicles have entered into a concession agreement with DNR which sets forth the terms and conditions of such use.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The invited guests and the guests for pay of permanent residents may not use the State-owned roads in rented vehicles unless either engaged in one of the activities enumerated in subparagraphs (b) or paragraph (2) of Rule <a title="391-4-6-.05" href="391-4-6-.05">391-4-6-.05</a> or accompanied by their host or a member of the host's family.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any motor vehicles utilized for transportation of guests for pay, whether accompanied or unaccompanied by their host or a member of the family of the host, must be titled in the name of the person renting the motor vehicle to the user, be properly insured, be currently state registered and display a current state license plate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-state owned all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) may not be used on the state-owned roads except in the conduct of State official business.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No person may operate any motor vehicle on, over, or across the dynamic dune fields, sand dunes, or beaches, as those terms are defined in O.C.G.A. 12-5-232, of Sapelo Island, except as authorized by the State of Georgia' Shore Protection Committee, except that individual disability vehicles, emergency vehicles, and governmental vehicles utilized for beach maintenance or research may operate within the dynamic dune fields, sand dunes, and beaches without authorization from the Shore Protection Committee as long as those vehicles operate across existing cross-overs, paths, or drives.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As authorized by contract, persons harvesting timber for DNR may bring to the Island motor vehicles necessary for their operations. Such vehicles shall be removed from the Island immediately if they become unserviceable and upon expiration or termination of the contract unless a subsequent contract has been awarded to the same person. Such vehicles shall be used only in furtherance of the contract for the harvesting of timber or as authorized by subparagraph (1)(d)(5) of this Rule and shall not be rented or loaned to other persons.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Employees of DNR and the Marine Institute, their dependent family members, and their invited guests may with prior authorization by DNR operate privately owned vehicles on the open portions of the state-owned road system.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(3)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The privilege of operating motor vehicles within the Reynolds WMA, the SINERR, and the Natural Area, is subject to restriction without prior notice and the Regional Supervisor of the Department's Wildlife Resources Division may close the state-owned roads on Sapelo Island to such travel.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="391-4-6-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pets. </B>Pets are not permitted within the dynamic dune fields and sand dunes, as those terms are defined in O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-232&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-5-232</a>, of Sapelo Island at any time. Pets are permitted on the beaches, as that term is defined in O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-5-232&amp;title=12#" target="_newtab">12-5-232</a>, below the ordinary high-water mark. In order to protect sea turtles, beach-nesting and colonial-nesting birds, and other wildlife during critical periods such as nesting and hatching, DNR's Island Manager may post signs prohibiting pets on the beaches or segments of the beaches below the ordinary high-water mark during certain months of the year or during certain hours of the day. The prohibitions contained in this subsection do not apply to guide animals assisting disabled persons.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.07" name="391-4-6-.07" title="391-4-6-.07">Rule 391-4-6-.07 Obtaining Permission to Use Sapelo Island</a></h2> <P>The Island manager or his or her designee can provide details about receiving permission to use Sapelo Island in the ways outlined above. Uses of Sapelo Island not specifically mentioned in the terms of this Rule will require submittal of a written request for permission to the Wildlife Resources Division's Regional Supervisor for DNR's consideration.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.08" name="391-4-6-.08" title="391-4-6-.08">Rule 391-4-6-.08 Water Service For The Permanent Residents of Hog Hammock Subdivision</a></h2> <P>To the extent that the well and pump in place on the effective date of this Chapter are adequate to do so, water service from DNR is available for the dwellings and other structures of permanent residents located within that tract of land commonly known as Hog Hammock Subdivision located on Sapelo Island, Georgia, which is more particularly shown and described on that certain plat of survey dated March 12, 1980, prepared by Wilder Surveying &amp; Mapping - Paul D. Wilder #1559, a copy of which is on file with the Island manager. Applications for water service should be submitted to the Hog Hammock Community Foundation, Inc.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.01" name="391-4-6-.01" title="391-4-6-.01">Rule 391-4-6-.01 Introduction</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.02" name="391-4-6-.02" title="391-4-6-.02">Rule 391-4-6-.02 Purpose</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.03" name="391-4-6-.03" title="391-4-6-.03">Rule 391-4-6-.03 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.04" name="391-4-6-.04" title="391-4-6-.04">Rule 391-4-6-.04 Status As A Permanent Resident</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.05" name="391-4-6-.05" title="391-4-6-.05">Rule 391-4-6-.05 Authorized Uses of State-owned Land, Facilities and Roads on Sapelo Island</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.06" name="391-4-6-.06" title="391-4-6-.06">Rule 391-4-6-.06 Access and Transportation Rules</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.07" name="391-4-6-.07" title="391-4-6-.07">Rule 391-4-6-.07 Obtaining Permission to Use Sapelo Island</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-4-6-.08" name="391-4-6-.08" title="391-4-6-.08">Rule 391-4-6-.08 Water Service For The Permanent Residents of Hog Hammock Subdivision</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2020 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>