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 jurisdiction of the Commission can be found here. 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 ways to submit your comments. We welcome your feedback.
The proposed temporary rules and rule amendments are necessary to regulate activities that aid in the detection and isolation of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Requirements in these rules will apply to areas surrounding CWD index locations to limit movement and infection opportunities.
15A NCAC 10B .0501 - Clarifies applicability of rules in the Section and defines CWD-related terms.
15A NCAC 10B .0502 - Identifies surveillance areas around confirmed CWD positive cervids.
15A NCAC 10B .0503 - Specifies activities prohibited in Surveillance Areas, including: year-round placement of mineral or salt licks to congregate wildlife; placement of bait and food outside of the deer season; white-tailed deer fawn rehabilitation and transportation; transportation of cervids, cervid carcasses and carcass parts with some exceptions; and use of substances and materials containing cervid excretions with some exceptions.
15A NCAC 10B .0504 - Specifies mandatory testing requirements in primary surveillance areas.
15A NCAC 10B .0505 - Specifies mandatory testing requirements in secondary surveillance areas.
Public Hearing Information:
Date: April 18, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar
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Public Comment Period Closing Date: April 28, 2023
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Written objections to proposed rules can be submitted to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections from 10 or more individuals 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.
As part of the annual rulemaking cycle, the Commission considers suggestions and recommendations from NCWRC staff and the public. If you have a recommendation you would like to be considered, please submit here.