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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15A NCAC 10F - Local Water Safety Rules

Description and Justification

All 10F Rules were reviewed as part of the 2016 Periodic Review process.  Seven  rules ( 15A NCAC 10F .0307, .0342, .0353, .0360, .0366, .0373, and .0375) 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.


Amendments to 15A NCAC 10F .0320 are proposed to mitigate hazards to boater safety at a boating access area at Queens Creek in Onslow Co. 

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

How to Submit Comments

Written Comments can be sent to:

Betsy Haywood

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




Comment period closes June 1, 2018.

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

May 2, 2018

WRC Headquarters

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.