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 10B - Hunting & Trapping & 10C Inland Fishing - 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 through July 15, 2022.

Rule Text: 
15A NCAC 10B .0106
15A NCAC 10B .0107
15A NCAC 10B .0109
15A NCAC 10B .0117
15A NCAC 10B .0118
15A NCAC 10B .0120
15A NCAC 10B .0126
15A NCAC 10B .0127
15A NCAC 10B .0212
15A NCAC 10B .0216
15A NCAC 10B .0217
15A NCAC 10B .0223
15A NCAC 10B .0302
15A NCAC 10B .0304
15A NCAC 10B .0305
15A NCAC 10B .0401
15A NCAC 10B .0404
15A NCAC 10B .0405
15A NCAC 10B .0406
  
15A NCAC 10C .0203
15A NCAC 10C .0206
15A NCAC 10C .0214
15A NCAC 10C .0215
15A NCAC 10C .0216

Public Hearing Information:
Date: June 7, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar 

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Submit a Comment: 

Public Comment Period Closing Date: July 15, 2022

15A NCAC 10F - Local Water Safety Rules

Extends the no-wake zone shore to shore in Mill Creek, to include a small area of Pamlico Sound between Big Island and the mainland at Avon to mitigate hazards to boating and water recreation safety. The public comment period for these rules will be open through July 15, 2022

Rule Text: 
15A NCAC 10F .0310

Public Hearing Information:
Date: June 8, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar

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Submit a Comment:

Public Comment Period Closing Date: July 15, 2022

Replacement Cost, Spawning Areas, and Importation Rules

Rule Text: 

15A NCAC 10A .1502 - Part of the periodic review process due to substantive public interest. Proposes replacement costs of wildlife for various fish, mammal, and reptile species. Fiscal Note

15A NCAC 10C .0208 - Part of the periodic review process due to substantive public interest. Proposes to remove the fishing prohibitions on the Linville River and bypass channel around Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Cape Fear River and prohibit fishing from March 1 to May 31 in three restored floodplain sloughs connected to the French Broad River and Mud Creek in Henderson County. Fiscal Note

15A NCAC 10B .0101 - Discussions with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDACS) identified discrepancies between the WRC importation rule and the NCDACS rule on entry of avian species to North Carolina. The NCDACS defines poultry as any bird and WRC rules need to reflect appropriate importation requirements for these species.

The public comment period for these rules will be open through July 15, 2022. 

 

Public Hearing Information:
Date: June 28, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar

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Submit a Comment:

Public Comment Period Closing Date: July 15, 2022

15A NCAC 10H .1510 - Wildlife Control Technician

Session Law 2021-160 established a Wildlife Control Technician Certification. This rule is necessary to set standards and requirements for this certification. This rule clarifies that Clarify that a WCT may not issue depredation permits and may only place traps, perform euthanasia, bat evictions, and alligator removal under direct supervision of a licensed Wildlife Control Agent or certified Alligator Control Agent if applicable.  The public comment period for these rules will be open through July 15, 2022.

Rule:
15A NCAC 10H .1510

Public Hearing Information:
Date: June 14, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online Webinar

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Submit a Comment:

Public Comment Period Closing Date: July 15, 2022

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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.