DEQ Proposed Rules

This library of proposed rules includes the following information:

  • The text of the proposed rule
  • An explanation of the rule and why it is being proposed
  • Any required federal certification
  • Instructions on how and where to submit oral or written comments on the rule
  • Any fiscal note that has been prepared for the proposed rule 

View the Proposed Rules library

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review: If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Commission will receive written objections until 5 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.
N.C. Gen. Stat. §150B-21.3A,  adopted in 2013, requires state agencies to review existing rules every 10 years. The initial review began in 2014.  As DEQ rules are reviewed and become available for public comment, they will be available on the Rules Review page.