21 NCAC 52 .0703             DISPOSITION OF PETITIONS

(a)  The board shall determine whether the public interest will be served by granting the request.  Prior to making this determination, the board may request additional information from the petitioners, it may contact interested persons or persons likely to be affected by the proposed rule and request comments, and it may use any other appropriate method for obtaining information on which to base its determination.  It shall consider the contents of the petition submitted and any other information obtained by the means described herein.

(b)  The board shall make a determination for the institution of rulemaking proceedings or for the denial of the petition as provided by G.S. 150B-20.


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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2011; December 1, 1988;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2016.