April 12, 2024

Periodic Review of Existing Rules

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A requires the NC Board for Licensing of Geologists (NCBLG) to conduct a review of its rules every ten years, determining whether each rule is necessary or unnecessary. An unnecessary rule is obsolete, redundant, or otherwise not needed. A report of the Board’s initial determination concerning each rule can be found at the link below. A copy of the report will also be posted on the Office of Administrative Hearings’ (OAH) website.

The NCBLG determined that all current rules are necessary. The public has 60 days from the date of posting on the OAH website, to review and provide comment. The Board will respond to any public comments by addressing the merits of each comment. After the comment period is over and the Board has made its final determination, a report of the determination, as well as any public comments received and the Board’s response to those comments, will be sent to the Rules Review Commission.

“Public comment” is defined by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A(c)(2), for the Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.9(a).

If you would like to provide comment on the Board’s initial determination, please send written comment to:

Barbara U. Geiger
Executive Director
P.O. Box 41225
Raleigh, NC 27629-1225