North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Proposed Regulations

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

15A NCAC 10F - Local Water Safety Rules

A man holding a microphone at a WRC public hearing15A NCAC 10F .0307 is proposed for amendment to update coordinates for the current no-wake zone located north of Hager Creek on Lake Norman. For proposed rule text please click here.  

15A NCAC 10F .0320 is proposed for amendment to create a no-wake zone at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro, NC. The no-wake zone is proposed in order to mitigate hazards to boater safety caused by a busy boat ramp, passenger ferry, and kayaks at the State Park.  The US Army Corps of Engineers has consented to the placement of no-wake zone markers in that portion of the Intracoastal Waterway. For proposed rule text please click here.  

Written Comments can be sent to Rule-making Coordinator, 1701 Mail Service Center,  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701 or emailed to  

A public hearing for the proposed amendments will be held on March 6, 2019 at 10:00 am at WRC headquarters, 1751 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606. The public comment period closes on April 2, 2019.


Procedure for 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.