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. Comments may be sent to

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has initiated rulemaking for No Wake Zones to amend the following rules: 

15A NCAC 10F .0306  - Carolina Beach

15A NCAC 10F .0340 - Currituck County

A public hearing has been scheduled as follows:

Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: NC WRC HQ, 5th Floor, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
How to submit a Comment: Written Comments can be sent to Rule-making Coordinator, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701 or emailed to Comments from the public will be accepted through December 2, 2019


For more information and proposed rule text please click here.  To view approved fiscal notes please use the following links:  10F .0306 and 10F .340.  

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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.