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 10H .1400 Wildlife Captivity and Rehabilitation

Description and Justification

All 15A NCAC 10H rules were reviewed during the 2016 periodic review process.  As a result of this review, Section .0300 – Holding Wildlife in Captivity, was determined to be "necessary with substantive public interest".  To incorporate all the necessary changes, the existing captivity rules in 15A NCAC 10H .0301-.0304 were revised and reorganized into a new Section of subchapter 10H (15A NCAC 10H .1400 – Wildlife Captivity and Rehabilitation).  The proposed rules separate rehabilitation and long-term captivity requirements, incorporate necessary definitions and provisions to be used throughout the subchapter, detail enforcement actions, and specify form contents.

Download Rule Text, Fiscal Note, and FAQs

Rule Text ( PDF)

 

Fiscal Note (PDF)

 

FAQs (PDF)

 

How to Submit Comments

Comments can be submitted online here.

 

Written Comments can be sent to:

Rule-making Coordinator

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

or: regulations@ncwildlife.org 

 

Comment period closes December 1, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

October 26, 2017

WRC Headquarters

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

 

November 2, 2017

Craven Community College, Naumann Community Room

800 College Court

New Bern, NC 28562

 

November 7, 2017

NC Co-Op Extension - Iredell

444 Bristol Drive

Statesville, NC 28677

 

All public hearings begin at 7:00PM

15A NCAC 10F - Local Water Safety Rules

Description and Justification

All 10F Rules were reviewed as part of the 2016 Periodic Review process.  The 27 rules currently proposed for readoption or amendment are being updated to incorporate the following changes:

  • updating language and terms for consistency;
  • clarifying no-wake zone boundaries by including coordinates;
  • name changes;
  • removing the maintenance of markers;
  • removing the word “motorboat”, as the statutory definition of “vessel” includes motorboats; and
  • including appropriate federal approval for placement of markers.

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 December 1, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

October 24, 2017

WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor 

1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00 AM

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.