(a)  Location. Unless otherwise stated in a particular rule‑making notice, rule‑making hearings shall be held in the administrative hearing room of the Commission's principal office.

(b)  Oral Presentations. Any person desiring to present oral data, views or arguments on the proposed rule shall file a written notice of that desire with the Legal Division of the Commission. The notice of the oral presentation may contain a brief summary of the individual's or organization's views with respect to the proposed adoption, amendment or repeal of a rule, and a statement of the length of time the speaker would like to speak.

(c)  The Chairman shall preside at the rule‑making hearing and shall ensure that each person participating is given an opportunity to present oral arguments, comments and data supporting the person's position. The Chairman in open session may set the time limits on oral presentations during the hearing based on the number of people wishing to speak and the amount of time allocated to the public hearing.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B‑207; 150B‑21.2(e);

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1992; May 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02R .0405 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 22, 2015;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2019.