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Coastal Management - Periodic Review of Existing Rules

Coastal Management

Periodic Review of Existing Rules

N.C. Gen. Stat. §150B-21.3A, adopted in 2013, requires state agencies to review existing rules every 10 years. An initial review will be completed during the next five years, and thereafter rules will be reviewed on a 10-year review cycle. The Division of Coastal Management's rules are located in Title 15A, Subchapter 7 of the NC Administrative Code. The division's rules will be reviewed on a schedule established by the Rules Review Commission. As rules become available for public comment, they will be available for review on the DENR website

The division is required to evaluate each of the existing rules and make an initial determination from one of these three classifications:

  • Necessary with substantive public interest – the agency has received public comment on the rule within the past two years or the rule affects the property interest of the regulated public, and the agency knows or suspects that any person may object to the rule.
  • Necessary without substantive public interest – the agency determines that the rule is needed, and the rule has not had public comment in the last two years. This category includes rules that identify information that is readily available to the public, such as an address or telephone number.
  • Unnecessary – the agency determines that the rule is obsolete, redundant or otherwise not needed.

Public Comment Period for 7B rules now open 

The public comment period is now open for the following rules under review pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A: 

SUBCHAPTER: 15A NCAC 07B – CAMA Land Use Planning

The comment period for this subchapter is: February 20, 2015 through April 26, 2015

The rules are available for review on the DENR website.

A table on this webpage lists each rule by citation number, name, whether the rule implements or conforms to Federal Regulation, and the agency’s initial determination. Clicking on the rule citation number will take the user to the rule itself.

Each row of the table has an “Add Comment” button. From here, a form will be displayed where you can enter and submit your comment by answering the required questions. The user also has the option to submit a comment by sending a document/file. Information regarding file size limitations are included.

A public comment is defined as a written comment objecting to the rule, in whole or in part, received by an agency from any member of the public, including an association or other organization representing the regulated community or other members of the public (G.S. 150B-21.3A(a)(5)). In order for a comment to be considered by the Rules Review Commission, the comment must address the content of the rule. The user may provide an affiliation in the boxes provided, although it is not required. All comments submitted will be sent electronically to authorized staff. 

Comments may also be submitted by mailing to: 

DENR Rule Comments, 1601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699

Associated documents:

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