North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
 
  • The D9 public hearing in Clyde has been rescheduled for Februrary 15 at 7 p.m.

  • The D7 public hearing in Elkin has been rescheduled for February 21 at 7 p.m.

  • The D8 public hearing in Morganton has been rescheduled for February 22 at 7 p.m.

Proposed Regulations

 

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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 regulations@ncwildlife.org.

2018 - 2019 Fishing, Hunting & Game Lands Regulations

Description and Justification

Every year the NC Wildlife Resources Commission reviews the need to adjust seasons, bag limits, and the management of land in order to achieve conservation management goals, comply with statutory changes, and respond to constituent requests.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text - Inland Fishing (PDF)

Rule Text - Hunting & Trapping (PDF)

Rule Text - Game Lands (PDF)

 

Fiscal Note - Inland Fishing (PDF)

Fiscal Note - Deer & Bear (PDF)

Fiscal Note - Alligator & Posession of Certain Species (PDF)

Fiscal Note - Game Lands (PDF)

How to Submit Comments

 

Comments can be submitted online here.

 

Written Comments can be sent to: 

NCWRC Rule-making Coordinator

1701 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or: regulations@ncwildlife.org 

Please include your address or WRC customer number, proposal number(s), and "agree", "disagree", or "no opinion" with your written comment(s).

 

Comment period closes February 22, 2018

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

All hearings begin at 7:00pm

 

January 9, 2018

Bladen Community College Auditorium

7418 NC HWY 41W

Dublin, NC 28332

 

January 10, 2018

Old Alamance County Courthouse

1 SE Court Square

Graham, NC 27253

 

January 11, 2018

Stanly County Agri-Civic Center

26032 Newt Road

Albemarle, NC 28001

 

January 23, 2018

John A. Holmes High School Auditorium

600 Woodard Street

Edenton, NC 27932

 

January 24, 2018

Craven Community College

800 College Court

New Bern, NC 28562

 

January 25, 2018

Nash Community College

522 N Old Carriage Road

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

 

February 15, 2018

Haywood Community College 

185 Freelander Drive

Clyde, NC 28721

 

February 21, 2018

Elkin High School

334 Elk Spur Street

Elkin, NC 28621

 

February 22, 2018

Western Piedmont Community College

Moore Hall Leviton Auditorium

1001 Burkemont Avenue

Morganton, NC 28655

15A NCAC 10H .0300 Holding Wildlife in Captivity

Description and Justification

These rules are part of the 2016 periodic review.  Subsections 10H .0301 - .0304 are required to be readopted by July 2018.  Because these subsections were revised and reorganized into a new section of subchapter 10H (15A NCAC 10H .1400 - Wildlife Captivity and Rehabilitation), these rules will no longer be needed once the new rules become effective.  The proposed effective date of this repeal is January 1, 2020.

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text (PDF)

 

No Fiscal Note Required

How to Submit Comments

 

Written Comments can be sent to: 

Rule-making Coordinator

1701 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or: regulations@ncwildlife.org 

 

Comment period closes March 19, 2018

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

February 6, 2018

WRC Headquarters

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

10:30 AM

15A NCAC 10F - Local Water Safety Rules

Description and Justification

All 10F Rules were reviewed as part of the 2016 Periodic Review process.  The 10 rules (10F .0302, .0308, .0315, .0321, .0335, .0340, .0349, .0359, .0367, .0372) currently proposed for readoption or amendment are being updated to incorporate the following changes:

  • updating language and terms for consistency;
  • clarifying no-wake zone boundaries by including coordinates;
  • name changes;
  • removing the maintenance of markers;
  • removing the word “motorboat”, as the statutory definition of “vessel” includes motorboats; and
  • including appropriate federal approval for placement of markers.

Download Rule Text, Fiscal Note, and FAQs

Rule Text ( PDF)

 

Fiscal Note (PDF)

 

 

 

How to Submit Comments

Written Comments can be sent to:

Betsy Haywood

1701 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or: betsy.haywood@ncwildlife.org

 

Comment period closes March 19, 2018

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

February 6, 2018

WRC Headquarters

1751 Varsity Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00 AM

 

 

15A NCAC 10F - Local Water Safety Rules

Description and Justification

10F .0338 - Caldwell Co.

The City of Hickory submitted an application for a no-wake zone within 50 yards of the docks at the Lake Hickory Marina to mitigate hazards to water safety caused by fueling docks, limited vision around docked vessels, and hazards from wakes to boaters launching boats.

 

10F .0350 - Durham & Wake Co.

NC State Parks submitted an application for an extension of the no-wake zone at the Holly Point Boating Access Area on Falls Lake, to mitigate hazards to people launching and retrieving boats caused by excessive speeds near the BAA. 

 

10F .0305 - Brunswick Co.

A no-wake zone is proposed at Sunset Beach in Brunswick County in the vicinity of the bridge and Boating Access Area on the ICW, to mitigate hazards to boaters caused by narrow shallow water and diminished sight lines at the bridge. 

Download Rule Text and Fiscal Note

Rule Text ( PDF)

Fiscal Note - Brunswick Co. (PDF)

Fiscal Note - Durham and Wake Co. (PDF)

 

How to Submit Comments

 

Written Comments can be sent to: 

Betsy Haywood

1701 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1701

or: betsy.haywood@ncwildlife.org

 

Comment period closes March 19, 2018

Public Hearing Dates and Locations

February 5, 2018 for 15A NCAC 10F .0305 - Brunswick Co.

Town Hall

700 Sunset Blvd., Sunset Beach, NC 28467

5:00 PM

 

February 6, 2018 for 15A NCAC 10F .0338 - Caldwell Co. and.0350 - Durham and Wake Co.

WRC Headquarters

1751 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606

10:00 AM

 

 

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.