North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Proposed Regulations

 

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has the authority, granted by the Legislature, to create regulations called “rules” which although not state law,have the force of law.  The complete set of rules under the power of the Commission can be found here. The handout From Proposal to Regulation describes the Commission's rule-making procedures. Below is a list of the rules the Commission is currently proposing to change, a description of each and avenues for comment. The procedure for subjecting a proposed rule to legislative review is located below the table.

We welcome your feedback. Questions may be sent to regulations@ncwildlife.org.

15A NCAC 10F .0355(a)(3)(E) Perquimans County

Description and Justification

Perquimans County requested a no-wake zone in a portion of the waters of Yeopim Creek to mitigate hazards to boater safety. There has been a recent fatality in the narrow creek with two blind corners and multiple docks.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)

Fiscal Note (PDF)

How to Submit Comments

 

Written Comments can be sent to: Betsy Haywood

1701 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or: betsy.haywood@ncwildlife.org

 

Comment period closes April 3, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

February 28, 2017

WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00am

15A NCAC 10F .0308 Clay County

Description and Justification

Clay County requested an extension of the no wake zone in the waters of Shooting Creek on Lake Chatuge, from its current location in the vicinity of the High Bridge on NC Hwy 175, to extend to the southeast end of Shooting Creek. The creek is a narrow and congested channel with underwater rock hazards and limited visibility. There is danger to adults and children who swim and use multiple docks there.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)
Fiscal Note (PDF)

How to Submit Comments

Written Comments can be sent to: Betsy Haywood

1701 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or: betsy.haywood@ncwildlife.org 

 

Comment period closes April 3, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

February 28, 2017

WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00am

15A NCAC 10F .0321(a)(3), (a)(5) Pender County

Description and Justification

The Town of Topsail Beach requests extension of the no-wake zone within 100 yards of the Town shoreline to extend northeast perpendicular to Haywood Avenue. Hazards to boater safety include a narrow channel, the presence of fuel docks, boat ramps, waterfront motel and marine, piers, swimming areas, and heavy vessel traffic.

 

The Town of Surf City requests a no-wake zone in the channel known as Deep Creek along the town shoreline, beginning at the mouth at Topsail Sound and ending at the end of Goldsboro Avenue. The narrow channel has numerous hazards to boater safety including fuel docks, storage marina and commercial fish house, and public vessel access for commercial and residential boaters.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)
Fiscal Note - Surf City (PDF)

Fiscal Note - Topsail Beach (PDF)

How to Submit Comments

Written Comments can be sent to: Betsy Haywood

1701 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or: betsy.haywood@ncwildlife.org

 

Comment period closes April 3, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

February 28, 2017

WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00am

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review:

 

If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule,a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S.150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S.150B-21.3(b1). The  Rules Review Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Rules Review Commission approves the rule. The Rules Review Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission.If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Rules Review Commission, please call a staff attorney at 919-431-3000.