Tuesday , 27 September 2016

DNR MIGHT ALLOW SOME FIRMS TO DRAFT OWN ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS

The state Department of Natural Resources is closing in on a major reorganization that could send duties to other agencies and streamline regulatory work, including an experimental plan to allow some businesses to draft their own environmental permits. Officials said the goal is to increase efficiency at an agency whose responsibilities range from management of hunting, fishing and state parks to regulating large-scale farms and keeping tabs on invasive species.  “We can’t nibble around the edges,” Deputy Secretary Kurt Thiede told employees last week. “We have to make strategic decisions about what we are going to continue to do, where we are going to focus and be brave enough to say we are going to give certain things up.” http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/dnr-might-allow-some-firms-to-draft-own-environmental-permits-b99676826z1-370276621.html

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