Office of Management and Budget schedules public hearings on regulations

DOVER – The Delaware Office of Management and Budget today announced that it will hold public hearings in September and October in all three counties as part of Governor Markell’s effort to improve Delaware’s regulatory climate and to streamline or eliminate unnecessary regulations.

The agency’s public hearings are being conducted in connection with Governor Markell’s Executive Order No. 36, a statewide review by all agencies to identify and remove regulatory hurdles. The agency’s hearings are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. at Sussex Central High School, 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown
  • Thursday, October 4  at 6 p.m. at the University of Delaware Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover
  • Thursday, October 11, at 6 p.m. at the James Gilliam Conference Center, 77 Reads Way, New Castle

Executive Order 36 provides an opportunity for state agencies to review regulations on their books, and streamline or eliminate those that are outdated, inconsistent or no longer serve their intended purpose. After formal comment, OMB will consider the input received and change or remove regulations accordingly. The Governor will submit a report to the General Assembly detailing the 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. Comments may be submitted via an online submission form located here. Comments will be accepted through December 1.