B.1.5. The organization shall follow applicable laws and regulations
The following is a graphic representation of laws, standards, and regulations in the aerial adventure industry and how they relate to an organization’s leeway when making operational policy decisions. All of the smaller decisions (represented by smaller spheres) must fall entirely within each of the sequentially larger spheres.
The following is the current law of the State of North Carolina, governing all zipline operations within the state (please read):
For comparison, the following is the current law of the State of West Virginia, governing all zipline operations within the state (please read):
B.1.6. The organization shall have knowledge of and conduct operations in accordance with applicable local, regional, and national environmental guidelines.
It is recommend that the organization take adequate steps to mitigate the environmental impact of programming in areas or on courses where they conduct activities. Examples include, but are not limited to, care of the natural environment; proper waste disposal; respect for wildlife; and minimized impact from fire, erosion, and soil compaction.