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.

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Proposal Number / TitleDescriptionJustificationRule TextFiscal NoteCommentPublic Hearings
15A NCAC 10F .0346 Arrowhead Beach

Proposed no wake zone in an unnamed canal off of the Chowan River in Arrowhead Beach Subdivision.

There are water safety hazards caused by heavy vessel traffic in the narrow canal to warrant placement of a no wake zone within the entire canal. 

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Fiscal Note Chowan County 

Comments can be sent to:   

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


Comment period closes August 1, 2016

June 21, 2016
WRC Headquarters,
5th Floor
1751 Varsity Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

15A NCAC 10B .0106 - Elk

The proposed amendment will require anyone who takes a depredating elk without a permit to report that take to the Commission within 24 hours and anyone who takes an elk with a permit to report it on a form provided with the permit.

Reports of elk taken in depredation situations will aid staff in monitoring the size and composition of North Carolina’s elk herd.  The elk population in North Carolina is small, consequently it is important for the Commission to document each depredation-related mortality to ensure the Commission has the most complete data possible to use when making management decisions.



Written Comments can be sent to:   Kate Pipkin
1701 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or send email to

Comment period closes October 14, 2016

September 8, 2016, 7pm
Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, N.C. 28721

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.