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 10C .0314 Striped Bass – Temporary Rule

A temporary rule is needed to reduce the daily creel for Striped Bass from two fish to one fish in the Roanoke River Management Area for the upcoming spring season. The minimum size limit remains 18 inches, and no fish between 22 and 27 inches in length shall be possessed in the daily creel limit.  At this point, permanent rulemaking is contrary to public interest, as changes need to be in place before March 1, 2021 when the striped bass season begins.

Rule Text15A NCAC 10C .0314

Public Hearing Information:
Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar 

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Submit a Comment: 

Public Comment Period Closing Date: September 24, 2021

15A NCAC 10B - Hunting & Trapping - Re-adoption

These rules are part of the 2017 periodic review. Rules listed below in this section were determined to be “necessary with substantive public interest” and need to be readopted. The public comment period for these rules will be open from September 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021. 

Rule Text: 
15A NCAC 10B .0102
15A NCAC 10B .0115
15A NCAC 10B .0121
15A NCAC 10B .0122
15A NCAC 10B .0124
15A NCAC 10B .0125
15A NCAC 10B .0202 
15A NCAC 10B .0208
15A NCAC 10B .0209
15A NCAC 10B .0210
15A NCAC 10B .0211
15A NCAC 10B .0213
15A NCAC 10B .0214
15A NCAC 10B .0215
15A NCAC 10B .0219
15A NCAC 10B .0220
15A NCAC 10B .0221
15A NCAC 10B .0222
15A NCAC 10B .0225
15A NCAC 10B .0301
10B NCAC 10B .0402
 

Public Hearing Information:
Date: September 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.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: November 1, 2021

15A NCAC 10C - Inland Fisheries - Re-adoption

These rules are part of the 2017 periodic review. Rules listed below in this section were determined to be “necessary with substantive public interest” and need to be readopted. The public comment period for these rules will be open from September 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021.

Rule Text: 
15A NCAC 10C .0201
15A NCAC 10C .0212
15A NCAC 10C .0213
15A NCAC 10C .0217
 

Public Hearing Information:
Date: September 28, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar

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  • Join by phone toll free (669-254-5252  or 833-568-8864 ) using Webinar ID: 160 982 2816 

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: November 1, 2021

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Proposed Regulation Updates

To receive updates on proposed regulations, email regulations@ncwildlife.org.

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.