21 NCAC 54 .2402             DISPOSITION OF PETITION

(a)  The Board shall determine whether to grant the petitioner's request.  Prior to making this determination, the Board's chairperson or his/her designee may request additional information from the petitioner(s), may contact interested persons likely to be affected by the proposed rule and request comments, or may use any other appropriate method for obtaining relevant information.  The chairperson or designee shall consider all of the contents of the petition submitted plus any other information obtained by the means described herein.

(b)  The chairperson or designee shall recommend to the Board either the institution of rulemaking proceedings or the denial of the petition, as the total information obtained suggests to be proper and in the public interest.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.9; 150B‑16;

Eff. June 1, 1988.