21 NCAC 64 .0403             DISPOSITION OF PETITIONS

(a)  Prior to determining whether to grant or deny a rulemaking petition, the Board may request additional information from the petitioner; it may contact interested individuals or individuals likely to be affected by the proposed rule change and request comments; and it may use any other appropriate method for obtaining information on which to base its determination.  It will consider all of the contents of the petition submitted plus any other information obtained by the means described herein.

(b)  Within 120 days of submission of the petition, a final decision will be rendered by the Board.  If the decision is to deny the petition, the Board will notify the petitioner(s) in writing, stating the reasons therefor.  If the decision is to grant the petition, the Board, within 30 days of submission, will initiate a rulemaking proceeding by issuing a rulemaking notice, as provided in these rules.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 150B‑16; 90‑304(a)(3);

Eff. February 15, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 4, 2016.