14B NCAC 11A .0202      HEARINGS

(a)  Persons desiring to make oral presentations at a public hearing may submit a written copy of the presentation to the hearing officer prior to or at the public hearing.

(b)  Persons making oral presentations shall be limited to 10 minutes. The hearing officer may extend the length of the presentation beyond 10 minutes if he determines that it is required to ensure a full understanding of the issues.

(c)  The hearing officer at the public hearing shall announce a written list identifying the parties who have filed written submissions prior to the hearing and copies of those submissions shall be made available upon request.

(d)  A written submission shall state the rule or proposed rule to which the comments are addressed and shall also include the name and address of the person submitting it. Written submissions must be sent to: Secretary/Administrative Hearings Officers, Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1801 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1801; or submitted in person to the Hearing Officer at the time of the public hearing.

(e)  The Hearing Officer shall have control over the rulemaking hearing, including;

(1)           the responsibility of having a record made of the hearing;

(2)           extension of and enforcement of time allotments;

(3)           recognition of speakers;

(4)           prevention of repetitious presentations; and

(5)           general management of the hearing.

(f)  The Hearing Officer shall give each person attending the hearing a fair opportunity to present views, data, and comments.


History Note:        Authority G.S.143B-512(a); 150B-21.2;

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 15, 2002;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Transferred from 28 NCAC 01A .0202 Eff. June 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.