Contact: Melanie Rapp, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
March 1 deadline set for public comments about
DNREC regulations connected to Executive Order 36
DOVER (Feb. 21, 2013) – Public comments on DNREC’s regulations connected to Executive Order No. 36 – the statewide review that Governor Jack Markell ordered from all state agencies requiring them to identify regulations that might be outdated or unnecessary – must be received by March 1.
Members of the public may submit comments via an online submission form located here or can mail them to:
Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Executive Order 36 provides an opportunity for state agencies to review regulations on their books, and streamline or eliminate those that might be outdated, inconsistent or no longer serve their intended purpose.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 early January, DNREC opened the public comment period on agency regulations connected to Executive Order 36 and held three public hearings, one in each county. More information and the transcripts from each public hearing can be viewed on DNREC’s website, www.dnrec.delaware.gov.
Executive Order 36 is Governor Jack Markell’s effort to strengthen Delaware’s economy by modernizing and streamlining regulations that may be outdated or unnecessarily burdensome, while maintaining the state’s commitment to improving public health and environmental performance. For more information on Executive Order 36, click here.
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