(a)  The Executive Director shall cause the petition requesting rulemaking to be marked or stamped with the date of its receipt by him, which date shall constitute the date of its submission.  The Executive Director shall then refer the petition requesting rulemaking to the Wildlife Resources Commission for its consideration.

(b)  Within 120 days following submission of the petition requesting rulemaking, the Wildlife Resources Commission shall:

(1)           deny the petition in writing, stating the reason or reasons for such denial; or

(2)           initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with G.S. 150B‑20.

(c)  The Wildlife Resources Commission shall notify the person who submitted the petition of the action taken by the Commission.  Any denial of a petition requesting rulemaking shall be sent to the petitioner at the address therein indicated by registered mail, "return receipt requested."


History Note:        Authority G.S. 150B‑20;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1993.