6 CRR-NY 197.3NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER II. LANDS AND FORESTS
PART 197. GUIDES LICENSING
6 CRR-NY 197.3
6 CRR-NY 197.3
197.3 License to guide.
(a) A license to guide, valid for five years will be issued by the department to a person who:
(1) submits a complete application, using the form provided by the department;
(2) submits proof of identity;
(3) submits proof of age;
(4) submits proof of residence;
(5) submits a $25 nonrefundable application fee;
(6) submits a completed physician's statement of physical condition which was signed and dated no more than 30 days before submission with the application;
(7) submits satisfactory proof of possessing current certification in the following:
(i) American Red Cross standard first aid or equivalent;
(ii) American Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or equivalent;
(iii) American Red Cross basic water safety or equivalent. Whitewater guides may substitute equivalent whitewater guides' training, approved by the department, in place of basic water safety, but must submit acceptable documentation of that training, along with a course description;
(8) passes the written examination for a license to guide; and
(9) upon meeting all other requirements submits the remaining license fee as specified in section 197.5 of this Part.
(b) Applicants for a license to guide for whitewater canoeing or rafting must also provide the department with acceptable documentation of at least five whitewater trips on the river for which a license is being sought. At least two of those trips must have been in the type of craft for which the license is being sought. On these trips, the applicant must have been either the person in charge of the craft or a person enrolled in a whitewater guide training program approved by the department. A license to guide for whitewater canoeing or rafting will be issued for the specific river or rivers on which the applicant has received the required experience or training, and guides are prohibited from guiding on any river not specified on their license.
(c) In order to add river designations to an existing license, the license holder must submit his or her license and the appropriate documentation of experience or training to the department. The department will then amend the license. There will be no fee charged for this amendment.
(d) Applicants for a whitewater canoe guide license must also provide the department with acceptable documentation of having completed American Red Cross courses or their equivalents which certify the holder to be a basic river canoeing or basic river kayaking instructor, whichever is appropriate to the type of watercraft used.
(e) Applicants for a Tier I license to guide for rock and ice climbing must also provide the department with acceptable documentation of the applicants climbing experience for the three years immediately preceding the date of application. Such experience must include:
(1) an average of 30 days climbing per year;
(2) at least 10 days of climbing within the 12 calendar months immediately preceding the date of application;
(3) the safe leading of at least 10 multipitched climbs necessitating the use of rope and protection points between the climber and the stationary belayer within the three years immediately preceding the date of application.
(f) Applicants for a Tier II license to guide for rock and ice climbing must also provide the department with acceptable documentation of the applicants climbing experience. Such experience must include:
(1) at least 60 days of top rope climbing;
(2) at least 10 days of top rope climbing within the 12 calendar months immediately preceding the date of the application; and
(3) acceptable documentation of having completed a climbing course recognized by the department or acceptable documentation of having provided top rope climbing instruction for a period of three years.
6 CRR-NY 197.3
Current through March 15, 2021
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