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
Mountain Island Lake No-wake Zones

Codify into the rules of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission three no-wake zones that were established by the Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission and create one new no-wake zone on the lake.

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In September 2013, a meeting was held at Mountain Island Lake with representatives from the Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission, Duke Energy and the Wildlife Resources Commission with the intention of assessing current no-wake zone needs.  Those in attendance toured the lake and determined recommendations for existing no-wake zones and any need for new no-wake zones. All agreed that due to safety issues, the current no-wake zones at Neck Cove, Whispering Cove and Gar Creek established by the Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission should become Wildlife Resources Commission no-wake zones and that a no-wake zone is needed at the NC Hwy 73 Bridge.

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Comments can be sent to:

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

regulations@ncwildlife.org

Comment period closes on October 1

August 21, 2014

3 p.m.

Cook's Memorial Presbyterian Church
3413 Mt Holly-Huntersville Rd.
Charlotte, N.C. 28216

Bethel Creek No-wake Zone

Establish a no-wake zone on Bethel Creek, a tributary to Yeopim River in Perquimans County.

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Bethel Creek is a narrow creek approximately 150 feet wide and receives a great deal of activity.  There are approximately six private boat docks that are used for swimming, fishing, and boat storage at this time and a proposed new subdivision on the North East side of the creek will increase the number of docks and boating traffic.  Also, there are two boat ramps, one containing eight boat slips used to store boats within this proposed no wake zone.  Law Enforcement officers have already received multiple complaints of near misses from boats running at greater than no-wake speed and conclude that due to the safety concern of small children and families swimming in this narrow waterway, and possible hazards caused by duck blinds and fallen trees, a no-wake zone is warranted.Click here
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Comments can be sent to:

 N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
1701 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

regulations@ncwildlife.org

Comment period closes on October 1

August 20, 2014

3 p.m.

Perquimans 4-H Agricultural Bldg.
601 S. Edenton St.
Hertford, N.C. 27944

Coyote huntingUnder the proposed changes, coyote hunting would be prohibited in Dare, Tyrell, Hyde, Beaufort and Washington counties.  Shooting depredating coyotes without a permit in Dare, Tyrell, Hyde, Beaufort and Washington counties would be prohibited except in defense of humans, livestock and pets. Commission employees could continue to issue permits to trap depredating coyotes. All depredating coyotes killed in these five counties would have to be reported to the Commission within 24 hours. Landowners could also harass depredating coyote using non-lethal means, with or without a permit.These temporary rules will fulfill the requirements of a court order. Click here.Click here.No fiscal note required for temporary rulesThe comment period is now closed.  

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.