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

Proposal Number / TitleDescriptionJustificationRule TextFiscal NoteCommentPublic Hearings
Lake WylieThe Commission proposes to establish two no-wake zones in Lake Wylie: one on the east side of Sadler Island and one on the west side of Sadler Island. To see a map of the proposed no-wake zones, click here.Heavy use of this part of Lake Wylie by non-motorized watercraft creates a safety issue.  Read more here.Click here.Click here.

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


Comment period closes June 1, 2015

May 7

7 p.m.

Fellowship Hall
Cook’s Memorial Presbyterian Church
3413 Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28216

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.