Selective cutting, thinning, pruning, or removal of vegetation within highway rights of way may be permitted only for opening views to business facilities and legally erected forms of outdoor advertising that are located adjacent to State highway rights of way. Applications for selective vegetation removal shall be made by the owner to the appropriate Division Engineer of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division of Highways. Applications shall be submitted in both printed and electronic form. Applications shall include the information as outlined in the following General Statutes and Rules of the Administrative Code. Conditions of SVR permits shall be in accordance with the General Statutes and Rules of the Administrative Code.