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 hereFrom 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.

15A NCAC 10F - Local Water Safety Rules

15A NCAC 10F .0308 - Extend the no-wake zone at the Ho Hum Campground boat ramp; to remove the no-wake zone in McCracken Cove for lack of necessity; to incorporate a marked Swim Area at the Clay County Recreational Park; and to incorporate a Restricted Area denoting the existing Jack Rabbit swimming area and no-wake zone for safety.

15A NCAC 10F .0316 - Establish no-wake zones at two locations at Humphrey’s Ridge Marina and Campground on Belews Lake in Stokesdale.

15A NCAC 10F .0333 - Establish a no-wake zone in the waters of Withers Cove on Lake Wylie, in the waters shore to shore in the vicinity of the Mecklenburg Charlotte Fire and Police Department and Shopton Road West Bridge on Route 1116.

15A NCAC 10F .0355 - Extend the existing no-wake zone in the Perquimans River to 190 yards northeast of the Perquimans River Bridge, otherwise known as the Hertford S-Bridge, in the navigation channel and to the east and southward to the shoreline of the Town of Hertford.  

15A NCAC 10F .0379 - Establish a no-wake zone in a narrow channel, shore to shore in the open part of Lake Roxboro.


Public Hearing Information:
Date: Fenruary 9, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar

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Submit a Comment:

Public Comment Period Closing Date: March 20, 2023

15A NCAC 10D .0232 - Gull Rock Game Land

The word “Tuesday” was unintentionally omitted from the December Bear Season. An amendment is necessary to follow-up the temporary rule adopted in October of 2022 that accurately set open days of the December Bear Season on Gull Rock game land.

15A NCAC 10D .0232


Public Hearing Information:
Date: February 8, 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar 

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  • Join by phone toll free (833-568-8864 ) using Webinar ID: 161 990 9679
Submit a Comment: 

Public Comment Period Closing Date: March. 20, 2023.

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Proposed Regulation Updates

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Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review 

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.


Rule Suggestions

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.