The Missouri Department of Natural Resources aims to reduce its regulatory restrictions by one-third and is seeking public input to reach that goal.
In January, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed Executive Order 17-03, which requires executive agencies to review every regulation under its jurisdiction in the Code of State Regulations. The order also requires state agencies to solicit input from the public and take action to rescind or amend those regulations identified as needing action.
The goals of the Executive Order review process are to cut red tape, encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and job growth, and remove needless, unnecessary or unduly burdensome regulations.
The department is reviewing its regulations and seeking feedback through its board, commission and council meetings through Dec. 15. A complete calendar of board and commission meeting dates is available at dnr.mo.gov/calendar/search.do.
Comments also will be accepted online, by email or by mail through Dec. 15.
To learn more about the regulation review and view a complete list of the regulations, visit dnr.mo.gov/redtapereduction.