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Department of State Treasurer Decennial Review of Existing Rules

N.C. General Statute §150B-21.3A adopted in 2013, requires state agencies to review existing rules every 10 years. The Department of State Treasurer rules are encompassed in the subchapters of Title 20 of the North Carolina Administrative Code. The Department's rules are reviewed on a schedule established by the Rules Review Commission. The rules that are available for public comment are posted below under Decennial Rules Review. 

As required by N.C. General Statutes §150B-21.3A(c), the Department must review and make an initial determination from one of these three classifications: 
  • Necessary with substantive public interest – the agency has received public comment on the rule within the past two years or the rule affects the property interest of the regulated public, and the agency knows or suspects that any person may object to the rule. 
  • Necessary without substantive public interest – the agency determines that the rule is needed, and the rule has not had public comment in the last two years. This category includes rules that identify information that is readily available to the public, such as an address or telephone number.
  • Unnecessary – the agency determines that the rule is obsolete, redundant or otherwise not needed.

Comments regarding the Department's initial determinations will be accepted by e-mail to or by mail to:
DST NCAC Decennial Review
ATTN:  Rulemaking Coordinator
3200 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604

Department of State Treasurer Proposed Rules

This website includes the following information: 
  • The text of the proposed rule 
  • An explanation and reason for the proposed rule
  • 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 

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 5:00 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.

Public Notice of Potential Iran Divestment to Persons Without Known Addresses

Certain organizations, entities, and individuals are listed on the Department of State Treasurer's Potential Disclosure List under its Iran Divestment Policy because they are found on one or more Iran sanctions lists created by the United States Government’s Office of Foreign Asset Control.  The North Carolina Iran Divestment Act indicates that the Department of State Treasurer should develop the list “using federal sanctions lists and any other credible information available to the public.”  N.C.G.S. 143C-6A-4(1). 

Some of the listed persons, organizations, and entities do not have addresses listed in the information provided by the U.S. Government or the Department of State Treasurer's research data provider.  Notice under the Iran Divestment Act is being provided to those persons, organizations, and entities by written public notice on the Department of State Treasurer’s website.  Follow this link to read the public notice.