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 10H .1200 - Controlled Fox Hunting Preserves (CFHPs), 10B .0409 - Sale of Live Foxes and Coyotes to CFHPs

 

The public comment period for these rules will be open from October 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020. 

Rule Text: 15A NCAC 10H .1200 and 15A NCAC 10B .0409 
Fiscal Note

Public Hearing Information:
Date: October 29, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar

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Public Comment Period Closing Date: Nov. 30, 2020

15A NCAC 10F .0308, .0317 and .0323 Local Water Safety Rules

15A NCAC 10F .0308 Clay County submitted applications and Resolutions requesting rulemaking for no-wake zones in three sections of Lake Chatuge to mitigate boating safety hazards, by extending the no-wake zone in all of Gibson Cove where a boating access area and swim area are located (10F .0308(a)(3), to create a no-wake zone within 50 yards of the peninsula at Clay County Recreational Park (10F .0308(a)(8) where swimming and other recreational activities are held, and by separate application to create a no-wake zone shore to shore in Dayton Cove to mitigate hazards caused by boats and other water recreationists. A Fiscal Note was submitted to OSBM for Clay County to incur expense for no-wake markers at Gibson Cove and the peninsula at Clay County Recreational Park and was approved by the WRC on 7-23-2020. Buoys at Dayton Cove will be purchased and placed by individuals at no expense to Clay County. The Tennessee Valley Authority concurs with rulemaking for no-wake buoys in these sections of Lake Chatuge.

15A NCAC 10F .0317 – Stanly County submitted an application and Resolution requesting rulemaking for a no-wake zone within 50 yards of the Boathouse and Marina on Lake Tillery in Norwood, to mitigate hazards caused by the fueling dock. Private individuals will purchase and place the buoys and no Fiscal Note is required. Additionally, 10F .0317 currently includes temporary amendments effective June 1, 2020. The proposed amendments included in this Notice of Text in Paragraph (a) are the same as included in the temporary amendments, but the agency desires to make them permanent. However, Paragraph (f) of this rule, italicized in this Notice of Text, is also part of the temporary amendments effective June 1, 2020, but the agency desires to keep this Paragraph as temporary, with it expiring next summer.

15A NCAC 10F .0323 Burke County submitted an application and Resolution for rulemaking to extend and combine two no wake zones shore to shore on Lake James, beginning northeast of the NC Highway 126 bridge shore to shore to protect non-motorized vessels at the Lake James State Park, southward to protect new facilities and docks at the Lake James Marina, and ending shore to shore southwest of the Canal Bridge Boating Access Area to mitigate hazards caused by increased boat traffic at that boating access area. Markers will be purchased and placed by individuals at no expense to the County. No Fiscal Note is required.

Rule Text: 15A NCAC 10F .0308, .0317 and .0323
Fiscal Note: 15A NCAC 10F .0308

Public Hearing Information:
Date: October 8, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online Webinar 

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Submit a Comment: 

  • Email regulations@ncwildlife.org 
  • Mail written comments to Rule-making Coordinator, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701  


Public Comment Period Closing Date: Nov. 16, 2020

15A NCAC 10F .0323 Burke County – Temporary Rule

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has initiated emergency rulemaking simultaneously with temporary rulemaking for a no-wake zone in Mill Creek on Lake James at Lake James State Park in Burke County and a safety zone where unauthorized vessel entry is prohibited, in the creek Northeast and Northwest of the no-wake zone.  The no-wake zone and safety zone are necessary to mitigate water safety hazards caused by equipment during construction of a pedestrian bridge connected with the Lake James Visitor Center and Fonta Flora Trail. 

Rule Text:  15A NCAC 10F .0323

Public Hearing Information:
Date: Nov. 16, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Online Webinar 

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Submit a Comment: 

  • Email regulations@ncwildlife.org 
  • Mail written comments to Rule-making Coordinator, 1701 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701  


Public Comment Period Closing Date: Nov. 20, 2020

 

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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.