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.

Proposal Number / TitleDescriptionJustificationRule TextFiscal NoteCommentPublic Hearings
Slocum CreekProposed no-wake zone on Slocum Creek, City of Havelock, Craven County.The no-wake zone is requested to mitigate hazards to water safety caused by motorboat traffic near the boat ramp interfering with paddle boat enthusiasts who use that part of Slocum Creek.Click here.Click here

Comments can be sent to:

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

or betsy.haywood@ncwildlife.org

Comment period closes April 1, 2016

February 24, 2016

WRC Headquarters 1751 Varsity Dr. Raleigh, N.C. 27606

10 a.m.

H1 and H2 Bear

Change the bear season in Brunswick and Columbus counties to open on the second Monday in November and close on January 1.

And

Allow the take of bears using unprocessed foods during the entire open bear season.








Bear hunters in Brunswick and Columbus counties have requested an extended season and the bear population in those counties can support increased harvest.  The proposed change should increase hunting opportunity without negatively impacting the bear population.

And

Available information indicates that previous allowances for hunters to take bears with the aid of unprocessed food products has not negatively impacted bear populations nor achieved desired population stabilization in the coast or mountains.  Allowing all hunters to take bears with the use of unprocessed food products for the entire season should increase harvest and create more equitable bear hunting opportunities.

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Temporary rule-making does not require a fiscal note

can be sent to: 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1700



or



on-line comment form



Comment period ends April 12

March 21

Southeastern Community College, Auditorium (D-100), 4564 Chadbourn Hwy, Whiteville, NC 28472

March 22

Craven County Courthouse Annex District Courtroom #4, 302 Broad St, New Bern, NC 28560

 

April 5

Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Dr., Clyde, NC 28721

 

April 6

Western Piedmont Community College, Leviton Auditorium, Moore Hall, 1001 Burkemont Ave., Morganton, N.C. 28655

 

April 8

Martin Comm. College Auditorium Bldg. #1, 1161 Kehukee Park Rd., Williamston, NC 27892

All hearings begin at 7 p.m.

Palmetto Drive Canal

The Town of Cedar Point made formal application to the Wildlife Resources Commission requesting a no-wake zone on Palmetto Drive Canal in Cedar Point, Carteret County. To see a map of the proposed area, click here.

The Town of Cedar Point made formal application to the Wildlife Resources Commission requesting a no-wake zone on Palmetto Drive Canal in Cedar Point, Carteret County. The Town advertised and held a public hearing and submitted a resolution requesting the Commission to promulgate rulemaking.

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Comments can be sent to:

1701 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or:

regulations@ncwildlife.org

Comment period closes January 25, 2016

January 20, 2016 at Craven Community College, 302 Broad St., New Bern, N.C 28560

Lake Glenville

No-vessel entry swimming area at the Pines Recreation Area Swim Beach on Lake Glenville, Jackson County. To see the proposed area, click here.

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC made a formal request to the Wildlife Resources Commission to establish a no-vessel entry swimming area at the Pines Recreation Area Swim Beach on Lake Glenville, Jackson County. 

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Comments can be sent to:

1701 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or:regulations@ncwildlife.org

Comment period closes January 25, 2016

January 12, 2016 at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721

Fisheries Proposals

F1-F14

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.

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Comments can be sent to:

1701 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or:regulations@ncwildlife.org

Comment period closes January 25, 2016

January 5, 2016  at Auditorium, Bladen Community College, 7418 NC Hwy 41W, Dublin, N.C. 28332

January 6, 2016 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Rd, Graham, N.C. 27253

January 7, 2016 at South Stanly High School, 40488 South Stanly School Road, Norwood, N.C. 28128

January 12, 2016 at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721

January 13, 2016 at Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655

January 14, 2016 at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Street, Elkin N.C. 28621             

January 19, 2016 at Swain Auditorium, 200 E. Church St., Edenton, N.C. 27932

January 20, 2016 at Craven Community College, 302 Broad St., New Bern, N.C.  28560

January 21, 2016 at Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804

Wildlife Management Proposals

H1-H10

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.

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Comments can be sent to:

1701 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or:regulations@ncwildlife.org

Comment period closes January 25, 2016

January 5, 2016  at Auditorium, Bladen Community College, 7418 NC Hwy 41W, Dublin, N.C. 28332

January 6, 2016 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Rd, Graham, N.C. 27253

January 7, 2016 at South Stanly High School, 40488 South Stanly School Road, Norwood, N.C. 28128

January 12, 2016 at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721

January 13, 2016 at Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655

January 14, 2016 at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Street, Elkin N.C. 28621             

January 19, 2016 at Swain Auditorium, 200 E. Church St., Edenton, N.C. 27932

January 20, 2016 at Craven Community College, 302 Broad St., New Bern, N.C.  28560

January 21, 2016 at Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804

Lands Management Proposals

G1-G13

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.

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Comments can be sent to:

1701 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or:regulations@ncwildlife.org

Comment period closes January 25, 2016

January 5, 2016  at Auditorium, Bladen Community College, 7418 NC Hwy 41W, Dublin, N.C. 28332

January 6, 2016 at Southern Alamance High School, 631 Southern High School Rd, Graham, N.C. 27253

January 7, 2016 at South Stanly High School, 40488 South Stanly School Road, Norwood, N.C. 28128

January 12, 2016 at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721

January 13, 2016 at Western Piedmont Community College, 1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655

January 14, 2016 at Elkin High School, 334 Elk Spur Street, Elkin N.C. 28621             

January 19, 2016 at Swain Auditorium, 200 E. Church St., Edenton, N.C. 27932

January 20, 2016 at Craven Community College, 302 Broad St., New Bern, N.C.  28560

January 21, 2016 at Nash Community College, 522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mount, N.C. 27804

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.