Reminder: Department of State Announces Public Hearing Schedule for Review of Agency Regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Heather Contant, Ombudsman
302-736-7564, Heather.Contant@delaware.gov

Dover, DE (July 29, 2016) – The Delaware Department of State would like to remind people that it will hold public hearings next week in all three counties 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Governor Jack Markell’s effort to strengthen Delaware’s economy by modernizing and streamlining regulations that may be outdated or unnecessarily burdensome, while maintaining the state’s commitment to improving public health and environmental performance.
The Department of State’s public hearings are being conducted in accordance with Regulatory Flexibility Act (29 Del. C., Ch. 104, § 10407). Agencies with regulations subject to review include:

• Human Relations Commission
• Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
• Division of Arts
• State Banking Commissioner
• Boards and Commissions of the Division of Professional Regulation
• Public Service Commission

The public is also invited to comment on any policies or programs within the Department of State including the Division of Archives, Division of Corporations, Commission of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of State’s Office.

The Department’s hearings are scheduled for:

· Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, 12:30pm, at the Carvel State Office Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19803
· Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, 12:30pm, Secretary of State’s conference room, Townsend Building, 401 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901
· Thursday, Aug 4, 2016, 12:30pm, at the Georgetown Public Library,123 West Pine Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

The Regulatory Flexibility Act provides an opportunity for state agencies such as the Department of State to review regulations on their books, and streamline or eliminate those that might be outdated, inconsistent or no longer serve their intended purpose.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, the Department will consider the input received in addition to its own evaluation and begin the process for amending or repealing regulations accordingly.

“This review process provides us with the opportunity to evaluate how we can make our existing regulations more efficient,” said Secretary of State Jeff Bullock. “We look forward to receiving specific and thoughtful comments from the public and business community in this effort.”

In addition to participating in the public hearings, members of the public are also encouraged to submit comments online. Comments relative to the Regulatory Flexibility Act will be accepted through October 1, 2016.

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Criminal Justice Council Announces Public Hearings

WILMINGTON, Del. – The Delaware Criminal Justice Council will be holding public hearings in each county and the City of Wilmington during September and October.

The public hearings give citizens of Delaware the opportunity to discuss criminal justice issues facing our state with members of the CJC. People will have the opportunity to tell the panel what they think are the most important issues facing the state which will allow for their input to be used in developing strategies for improving the criminal justice process in Delaware.

Some of the CJC membership includes the Attorney General, The Public Defender, Chief Judges of all State Courts, Cabinet Secretaries, Chiefs of Police and public members.

The hearings and locations are:

Thursday, Sept. 24th (6-8PM)   at the Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center (1018 West 6th St., Wilmington, DE)

Thursday, Oct.1st (6-8PM) at the Canaan Baptist Church ( 3011 New Castle Ave., New Castle, DE)

Thursday, Oct. 8th (6-8PM)  at the Dover Police Meeting Room (400 S. Queen St., Dover, DE)

Thursday, Oct. 22nd (6-8PM) at the Georgetown Public Library (123 W. Pine St., Georgetown, DE)

 


DNREC to hold April 23 public hearing on proposed revisions to sediment and stormwater regulations

DOVER (April 1, 2013) – DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship will hold its second public hearing on proposed revisions to the Delaware Sediment and Stormwater Regulations at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the DNREC Auditorium, Richardson and Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover. The revisions are designed to address the April 2005 recommendations of the Task Force on Surface Water Management, as well as changes to regulatory language following the first public hearing held March 1, 2012.  

The proposed regulation revisions may be inspected at the following locations: 

  • DNREC’s Dover office, Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901
     
  • Kirkwood Library, 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington DE 19808
     
  • Kent County Public Library, 497 South Red Haven Lane, Dover, DE 19901
     
  • Georgetown Public Library, 123 West Pine Street, Georgetown, DE 19947

The proposed regulation revisions and the technical document may also be inspected on the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Sediment & Stormwater Management Program website

For additional information or to make an appointment to inspect the proposed regulation revisions or the technical document at DNREC’s Dover office, please contact Elaine Webb, DNREC Sediment and Stormwater Management Program, at 302-739-9921, or Elaine.Webb@delaware.gov. Review of the documents at the public libraries can be made during the libraries’ scheduled operating hours.

Interested parties may present statements and testimony orally or in writing on the proposed regulation changes at the April 23 public hearing or submit comments in writing by May 8, 2013. Comments submitted as part of the first public comment period will remain as part of the record. Those interested in speaking at the public hearing are asked to register in advance. Written comments on the technical document will be accepted until Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

 Written statements and comments on the proposed regulation changes may be addressed to: Elaine Webb, DNREC Sediment and Stormwater Management Program, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, or submitted by email to Elaine.Webb@delaware.gov.

Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902 

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Public Hearing by the Delaware Department of Insurance for Proposed Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase Filing has been Re-Scheduled

Dover -The public hearing scheduled for November 20, 2012 has been re-scheduled to December 20, 2012 to provide the Delaware Department of Insurance the opportunity to perform a complete target examination prior to the public hearing.

The PUBLIC HEARING will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Pursuant to 18 Del. C. §§ 2605 and 2610, and 29 Del. C. §§ 10121-29, the purpose of the hearing is to allow for public comments and to determine whether a particular proposed rate is excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory and whether such rate is in compliance with Chapter 26 of Title 18 of the Delaware Code, namely, Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau Filing No. 1201 filed with the Delaware Department of Insurance on August 14, 2012. The docket number assigned to this hearing is 2074-2012.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the Delaware Administrative Procedures Act, 29 Del. C. Chapter 101. A party has the right to present evidence, be represented by Delaware counsel, and to appear personally or by other representative. The Delaware Department of Insurance is obligated to reach its decision based on the evidence received.

Comments are being solicited from any person. Comments may be in writing or may be presented orally at the Hearing. Written comments must be received no later than Thursday, December 13, 2012 by 4:30 p.m., and should be addressed to the attention of Rhonda West, Regulatory Specialist, Delaware Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904. Also, those intending to provide oral comments at the hearing must notify Rhonda West at 302.674.7379 or Rhonda.West@delaware.gov, no later than 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012.


Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart Schedules Public Hearing on Proprosed Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase Filing

DOVER – INSURANCE COMMISSIONER KAREN WELDIN STEWART, CIR-ML, hereby gives notice that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Justice, 820 North French Street, 6th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Pursuant to 18 Del. C. §§ 2605 and 2610, and 29 Del. C. §§ 10121-29, the purpose of the hearing is to allow for public comments and to determine whether a particular proposed rate is excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory and whether such rate is in compliance with Chapter 26 of Title 18 of the Delaware Code, namely, Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau Filing No. 1201 filed with the Delaware Department of Insurance on August 14, 2012. The docket number assigned to this hearing is 2074-2012.

The hearing will be conducted in accordance with the Delaware Administrative Procedures Act, 29 Del. C. Chapter 101. A party has the right to present evidence, be represented by Delaware counsel, and to appear personally or by other representative. The Delaware Department of Insurance is obligated to reach its decision based on the evidence received.

Comments are being solicited from any person. Comments may be in writing or may be presented orally at the Hearing. Written comments must be received no later than Friday, October 19, 2012 by 4:30 p.m., and should be addressed to the attention of Rhonda West, Regulatory Specialist, Delaware Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904. Also, those intending to provide oral comments at the hearing must notify Rhonda West at 302.674.7379 or Rhonda.West@delaware.gov, no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012.

Members of the public may view this filing in advance of the session by going on-line to the Delaware Compensation Rating Bureau website, click on “Filings”, and then click on “Filing No. 1201 December 1, 2012 Rate and Loss Cost Filing.”