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 .0330 / Carteret County No Wake Zones

Description and Justification

  • The WRC requests permanent rulemaking to replace temporary rulemaking for technical changes to the rule for Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort, to clarify and correct the description of the existing no-wake zone in Taylor’s Creek. The WRC will place new markers at the eastern end of the no-wake zone to correctly mark that end of the no-wake zone.
  • The Town of Cedar Point requests a no-wake zone in a portion of the canal at Dolphin Bay Estates beginning 30 yards inside the canal entrance, to mitigate hazards to boater safety.

 

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

How to Submit Comments

Written Comments can be sent to: 
ATTN:  Betsy Haywood
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
or: betsy.haywood@ncwildlife.org


Comment period closes January 30, 2017

Public Hearing Date and Location

Public hearing begins at 10 a.m.:

  • December 20, 2016 at WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor, 1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

 

The public hearing booklet can be accessed online

15A NCAC 10F .0314 / New Hanover County No Wake Zone

Description and Justification

The WRC is requesting permanent rulemaking for technical changes only to water safety rules for New Hanover County under 15A NCAC 10F .0314, to correct marker numbers, add GPS coordinates, and simplify rule text.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)

 

How to Submit Comments

Written Comments can be sent to: 
ATTN:  Betsy Haywood
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
or: betsy.haywood@ncwildlife.org


Comment period closes January 30, 2017

Public Hearing Date and Location

Public hearing begins at 10 a.m:                               

  • December 20, 2016 at  WRC Headquarters, 5th Floor, 1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606                                 

 

The public hearing booklet can be accessed online

15A NCAC 10A / Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (WVC)

Description and Justification

D1 - Every year the NC Wildlife Resources Commission reviews the need to adjust seasons, bag limits, and the management of land in order to achieve conservation management goals, comply with statutory changes, and respond with constituent requests.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)

Fiscal Note (PDF)

How to Submit Comments

Submit Comments Online

Written Comments can be sent to: 
ATTN:  Rules Coordinator
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
or: regulations@ncwildlife.org


Comment period closes February 1, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

All of the following public hearings begin at 7 p.m.:

  • January 10, 2017 at Auditorium, Bladen Community College, 7418 NC Hwy 41W, Dublin, N.C. 28332
  • January 11, 2017 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Road, Graham, N.C. 27253
  • January 12, 2017 at Stanly County Agri-Civic Center 26032-B Newt Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001
  • January 17, 2017 at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721
  • January 18, 2017 at Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655
  • January 19, 2017 at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Street, Elkin N.C. 28621
  • January 24, 2017 at Chowan County Public Safety Center, 305 West Freemason St. Edenton, NC 27932
  • January 25, 2017 at Craven Community College, 800 College Court., New Bern, N.C.  28562
  • January 26, 2017 at Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804

 

The public hearing booklet can be accessed online

15A NCAC 10B and 10H / Wildlife Management

Description and Justification

H1- H8 - Every year the NC Wildlife Resources Commission reviews the need to adjust seasons, bag limits, and the management of land in order to achieve conservation management goals, comply with statutory changes, and respond with constituent requests.
 

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)
Fiscal Note (PDF)

How to Submit Comments

Submit Comments Online

Written Comments can be sent to: 
ATTN:  Rules Coordinator
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
or: regulations@ncwildlife.org


Comment period closes February 1, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

All of the following public hearings begin at 7 p.m.:

  • January 10, 2017 at Auditorium, Bladen Community College, 7418 NC Hwy 41W, Dublin, N.C. 28332
  • January 11, 2017 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Road, Graham, N.C. 27253
  • January 12, 2017 at Stanly County Agri-Civic Center 26032-B Newt Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001
  • January 17, 2017 at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721
  • January 18, 2017 at Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655
  • January 19, 2017 at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Street, Elkin N.C. 28621
  • January 24, 2017 at Chowan County Public Safety Center, 305 West Freemason St. Edenton, NC 27932
  • January 25, 2017 at Craven Community College, 800 College Court., New Bern, N.C.  28562
  • January 26, 2017 at Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804

 

The public hearing booklet can be accessed online

15A NCAC 10C and 10D / Fisheries

Description and Justification

F1- F16 - Every year the NC Wildlife Resources Commission reviews the need to adjust seasons, bag limits, and the management of land in order to achieve conservation management goals, comply with statutory changes, and respond with constituent requests.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)
Fiscal Note (PDF)

How to Submit Comments

Submit Comments Online


Written Comments can be sent to: 
ATTN:  Rules Coordinator
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
or: regulations@ncwildlife.org


Comment period closes February 1, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

All of the following public hearings begin at 7 p.m.:

  • January 10, 2017 at Auditorium, Bladen Community College, 7418 NC Hwy 41W, Dublin, N.C. 28332
  • January 11, 2017 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Road, Graham, N.C. 27253
  • January 12, 2017 at Stanly County Agri-Civic Center 26032-B Newt Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001
  • January 17, 2017 at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721
  • January 18, 2017 at Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655
  • January 19, 2017 at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Street, Elkin N.C. 28621
  • January 24, 2017 at Chowan County Public Safety Center, 305 West Freemason St. Edenton, NC 27932
  • January 25, 2017 at Craven Community College, 800 College Court., New Bern, N.C.  28562
  • January 26, 2017 at Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804

 

The public hearing booklet can be accessed online

15A NCAC 10D and 10B / Gamelands

Description and Justification

G1 - G14 - Every year the NC Wildlife Resources Commission reviews the need to adjust seasons, bag limits, and the management of land in order to achieve conservation management goals, comply with statutory changes, and respond with constituent requests.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)
Fiscal Note (PDF)

How to Submit Comments

Submit Comments Online


Written Comments can be sent to: 
ATTN:  Rules Coordinator
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701
or: regulations@ncwildlife.org


Comment period closes February 1, 2017

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

All of the following public hearings begin at 7 p.m.:

  • January 10, 2017 at Auditorium, Bladen Community College, 7418 NC Hwy 41W, Dublin, N.C. 28332
  • January 11, 2017 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Road, Graham, N.C. 27253
  • January 12, 2017 at Stanly County Agri-Civic Center 26032-B Newt Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001
  • January 17, 2017 at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721
  • January 18, 2017 at Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655
  • January 19, 2017 at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Street, Elkin N.C. 28621
  • January 24, 2017 at Chowan County Public Safety Center, 305 West Freemason St. Edenton, NC 27932
  • January 25, 2017 at Craven Community College, 800 College Court., New Bern, N.C.  28562
  • January 26, 2017 at Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804

 

The public hearing booklet can be accessed online

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.