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.

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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.

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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

15A NCAC 10F .0339 McDowell County No-Wake Zone

Description and Justification

Extension of the no-wake zone on Lake James in the vicinity of the Marion Moose Club; a no-wake zone within 50 yards of the shoreline of the peninsula at Waterglyn Cove Subdivision; technical correction to clarify parameters of existing no-wake zone at Plantation Point Cove; codification into the NCAC of the no-wake zone within 50 yards of the Hidden Cove Boating Access Area; removal of no-wake zones at Goodman’s Campground, which no longer exists, and at Deerfield Campground which is not navigable and not enforceable.

An extension of the no-wake zone on Lake James in the vicinity of the Marion Moose Club is necessary because the area is heavily populated with many docks and a narrow shallow channel. There is a blind curve in the channel and there have been several boating incidents there. A no-wake zone within 50 yards of the shoreline of the peninsula at Waterglyn Cove Subdivision will mitigate hazards to boaters and swimmers near shore who are endangered by vessels travelling at high speeds. A technical correction is requested to clarify parameters of the existing no-wake zone at Plantation Point Cove. A no-wake zone is already marked within 50 yards of the boating access area at Hidden Cove and needs to be codified in the NCAC. Amendments under 10F .0339(a)(11) and (a)(12) will remove no-wake zones at campgrounds that no longer exist or are not navigable and enforceable.

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Rule Text ( PDF)

 

 

No fiscal note required.

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 May 15, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

April 4, 2017

WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00am

15A NCAC 10F .0323 Burke County No-Wake Zone

Description and Justification

No-wake zone on Lake James in the waters of Sherman’s Hollow Cove shore to shore, and contiguous with the waters beginning at a point on the west shore of the mouth of Sherman’s Hollow Cove, northeast within 50 yards of Linville Point to a point on the northeast shore of Linville Point. The no-wake zone is necessary to mitigate hazards to boater safety and to swimmers. Sherman’s Hollow Cove is narrow with obstructed views, and heavy boat traffic along Linville Point poses dangers to swimmers and kayakers.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)

 

No fiscal note required.

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 May 15, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

April 4, 2017

WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00am

15A NCAC 10F .0303 Beaufort County No-Wake Zone

Description and Justification

No-wake zone in the waters of Little Creek, a tributary of Blounts Creek - Hazards to boater safety exist, including short shallow creek with approximately 15 docks.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)

 

 No Fiscal Note required.

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 May 15, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

April 4, 2017

WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00am

15A NCAC 10I .0103 Endangered Species

Description and Justification

As part of its mission, WRC adopts and publishes an endangered species list, a threatened species list and a list of special concern species, as required by G.S. 113-333.  Lists are amended from time-to-time, in response to public proposals or as the Commission deems necessary. 

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

How to Submit Comments

 

Written comments can be sent to: 

Rule-making Coordinator

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

or: regulations@ncwildlife.org 

Online comments can be made here.

 

Comment period closes May 15, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

April 18, 2017 at WRC Headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

April 24, 2017 at Craven Community College, Orringer Auditorium, 800 College Court, New Bern, NC 28562

April 25, 2017 at Western Piedmont Community College, Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 S Sterling St, Room 163, Morganton, NC 28655

15A NCAC 10I .0104 Threatened Species

Description and Justification

As part of its mission, WRC adopts and publishes an endangered species list, a threatened species list and a list of special concern species, as required by G.S. 113-333.  Lists are amended from time-to-time, in response to public proposals or as the Commission deems necessary. 

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

How to Submit Comments

 

Written comments can be sent to: 

Rule-making Coordinator

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

or: regulations@ncwildlife.org 

Online comments can be made here.

 

Comment period closes May 15, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

April 18, 2017 at WRC Headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

April 24, 2017 at Craven Community College, Orringer Auditorium, 800 College Court, New Bern, NC 28562

April 25, 2017 at Western Piedmont Community College, Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 S Sterling St, Room 163, Morganton, NC 28655

15A NCAC 10I .0105 Special Concern Species

Description and Justification

As part of its mission, WRC adopts and publishes an endangered species list, a threatened species list and a list of special concern species, as required by G.S. 113-333.  Lists are amended from time-to-time, in response to public proposals or as the Commission deems necessary. 

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

How to Submit Comments

 

Written comments can be sent to: 

Rule-making Coordinator

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

or: regulations@ncwildlife.org 

Online comments can be made here.

 

Comment period closes May 15, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

April 18, 2017 at WRC Headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

April 24, 2017 at Craven Community College, Orringer Auditorium, 800 College Court, New Bern, NC 28562

April 25, 2017 at Western Piedmont Community College, Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 S Sterling St, Room 163, Morganton, NC 28655

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.