Contact: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
First of three DNREC public hearings in connection with
Executive Order 36 set for Monday, Jan. 7 in Georgetown
DOVER (Jan. 4, 2013) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold three public hearings, the first of them Monday, Jan. 7 in Georgetown, as part of Governor Jack Markell’s effort to strengthen Delaware’s economy by modernizing and streamlining regulations that may be outdated or unnecessarily burdensome, while maintaining the state’s commitment to improving public health and environmental performance.
DNREC’s public hearings – one in each county – are being conducted in connection with Gov. Markell’s Executive Order No. 36, a statewide review by all agencies to identify and remove regulatory hurdles.
DNREC’s hearings are scheduled for:
· Monday, Jan.7, 2013, 6 p.m. at the Sussex Central High School Auditorium, 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown, DE 19947
· Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, 6 p.m., at the Delaware State University Bank of America Building, Longwood Auditorium, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
· Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, 6 p.m., at the Carvel State Office Building, 2d Floor Auditorium / Mezzanine Level, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19803
Executive Order 36 provides an opportunity for state agencies such as DNREC to review regulations on their books, and streamline or eliminate those that might be outdated, inconsistent or no longer serve their intended purpose. After formal comment, DNREC will consider the input received in addition to its own evaluation and begin the process for amending or repealing regulations accordingly. The Governor will submit a report to the General Assembly detailing regulatory changes in all state agencies in June 2013.
In addition to participating in the public hearings, members of the public are also encouraged to submit comments in writing – they may be mailed to:
Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Comments also may be submitted via an online submission form located here. Comments relative to EO 36 will be accepted through March 1, 2013.
Vol. 43, No. 2