Proposed Rules

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A multitude of emerging contaminants broadly known as “per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances," (PFAS) are of great concern for North Carolina regulators and the general public at large. The NC WW/GW Laboratory Certification Branch does not currently have the authority to certify for the parameter known as PFAS. This parameter must be added to certification rule 15A NCAC 02H .

15A NCAC 02H .0804 Proposed Rule

OSMB Approved Fiscal Analysis.

Proposed Effective Date:  July 1, 2024

Public Hearing:
Date: March 20, 2024
Time:  6 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Hearing room in the Archdale Bldg., 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Comments may be submitted to: Laboratory Certification Branch Manager, 1623 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1623; email

Comment period ends:  April 30, 2024

The Coastal Resources Commission's floating structure policies do not specifically address Floating Upweller Systems (FLUPSYs) used in shellfish aquaculture operations. These amendments will allow the use of FLUPSYs to be sited in marinas and as platforms for shellfish cultivation and clarify how these structures may be sited in public trust waters.

15A NCAC 07H .0208 Proposed Amendments

15A NCAC 07M .0603 Proposed Amendments

OSBM Approved Fiscal Analysis

Public Hearing:

February 23, 2023     1:30 p.m.

Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, 111 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach

Comment Period Ends: April 3, 2023

The Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) met in a specially called meeting on December 13 to discuss emergency and temporary rulemaking for 16 rules. The CRC approved the temporary rules and voted to approve the temporary rules for public notice and public hearing.

Proposed Temporary Rules
Public Hearings

January 9 - Dare County Government Center

954 Marshall C. Collins Drive

Manteo 27954

Board of Commissioners Room

1:00 p.m.

January 9 - NC Division of Coastal Management

400 Commerce Avenue

Morehead City 28557

Upstairs Conference Room

1:00 p.m.

January 10 - Onslow County Public Library

1330 Hwy 210

Sneads Ferry 28460

Room #105

1:00 p.m.

Comment Period Ends: February 22, 2024


Public Notice Announcement
PDF of Amended Rule
OSBM-approved regulatory impact analysis

The Environmental Management Commission proposes to amend 15A NCAC 02Q .0802, Gasoline Service Stations and Dispensing Facilities, to increase the annual gasoline throughput limit under which gasoline service stations and dispensing facilities are exempt from 15A NCAC 02Q .0500 requirements for purposes of Title V permitting. The limit ensures that a facility’s emissions remain below the major source thresholds of 100 tons per year (tpy) of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), 25 tpy of combined hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and 10 tpy of each individual HAP.  The limit is recalculated to reflect the increased presence of onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) emissions control equipment in the light-duty gasoline vehicles refueling at these facilities.

Public Hearing: Thursday, February 8, 2024 at the DEQ Green Square Office Building, 1st Floor Training Room (#1210), 217 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603; and via Cisco Webex Digital Hearing Link: 

Public Comment Period: January 2, 2024 - March 4, 2024

More information regarding the hearing can be found at the following website: