Public Hearing for 15A NCAC 07O Rulemaking

Event Description

Based on current guidance to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the NC Department of Environmental Quality is providing notice of the change of procedure for the public hearing on the proposed changes to rules for the NC Coastal Reserve at 15A NCAC 07O. The public hearing will still be conducted at the same date and time, but instead of an in-person meeting, it will be held virtually. In accordance with G.S. 150B-21.2 and G.S. 150B-21.3A(c)(2)g. the Department of Environmental Quality intends to adopt the rule cited as 15A NCAC 07O .0203, amend the rules cited as 15A NCAC 07O .0102, .0105, and readopt with substantive changes the rules cited as 15A NCAC 07O .0101, .0103, .0104, .0201, and .0202.

Link to agency website pursuant to G.S. 150B-19.1(c):

Proposed Effective Date:  November 1, 2021


Date:  August 26, 2021
Time:  12:30 p.m.
Where:    Join by video conference
              Click here.
              Join by phone: 1-415-655-0003
              Event number/access code: 161 447 4842
              Event password: 1234

If you wish to speak at the public hearing, sign up using the SPEAKER SIGN-UP FORM here by August 25, 2021 at 5 p.m.


For those who are unable to attend the public hearing or who experience technical difficulties, comments can also be submitted to:

Rebecca Ellin
NC Division of Coastal Management
400 Commerce Avenue
Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: (252) 838-0880
Comments may also be emailed to:  Please put “PUBLIC COMMENT” in the subject line.

Comment period ends:  September 13, 2021

Documents can be found here:–-coastal-reserve

15A NCAC 07O has remained largely unchanged since it was first adopted in 1986. The Department of Environmental Quality is proposing rule amendments for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve. These amendments will satisfy the Legislative Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules process requirements (G.S. 150B-21.3A), and address priority updates to enhance clarity of existing rules and address issues and gaps to ensure effective management of the North Carolina Coastal Reserve in accordance with G.S. 113A-129.1-3 (Coastal Area Management Act).

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