TO (1) REESTABLISH THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE; (2) MAKE VARIOUS TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING CHANGES TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT; (3) EXTEND THE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR CHANGES TO FINAL DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY IN CERTAIN CONTESTED CASES; (4) LIMIT THE PERIOD DURING WHICH RECORDS OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY MUST BE MAINTAINED; (5) REQUIRE AGENCIES TO GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE BEFORE AUDITING OR EXAMINING A BUSINESS; (6) CLARIFY THAT THE DISCHARGE OF WASTE INTO WATERS OF THE STATE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE RELEASE OF AIR CONTAMINANTS INTO THE OUTDOOR ATMOSPHERE; (7) AUTHORIZE RATHER THAN REQUIRE THE COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH TO ADOPT RULES FOR THE TESTING OF WATER FROM NEW DRINKING WATER WELLS FOR CERTAIN VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; (8) DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO TRACK AND REPORT ON PERMIT PROCESSING TIMES; (9) DELAY THE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH WADING POOL FENCING REQUIREMENTS FROM JULY 1, 2012, TO JANUARY 1, 2013; AND (10) DIRECT THE COMMISSION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH TO AMEND THE RULES GOVERNING THE DURATION OF PERMITS FOR SANITARY LANDFILLS AND THE PERIOD IN WHICH THOSE PERMITS ARE REVIEWED, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE JOINT REGULATORY REFORM COMMITTEE.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends proposed subsection (h) in GS 150B-19.1 (rule-making requirements for agencies) to clarify the different requirements for agencies in the Governor’s Cabinet and for Council of State agencies, when the agency submits a proposed rule change. Deletes proposed GS 143B-10.1, which required agencies auditing businesses or individuals to first provide notice, and instead directs each state agency to submit a report of the audit and the amount of notice required to the Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee by October 31, 2012. Makes a conforming change to the bill title.
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