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WE NEED YOUR INPUT – Delaware State Regulatory Reform

Yesterday we attended the House Small Business Caucus meeting, (a bi-partisan effort to focus on improving the small business climate in Delaware). The meeting was intended to address Delaware’s small businesses concerns and difficulties with the state’s regulatory process.

As an example:  Last week we discovered an onerous wrinkle in DNREC’s new stormwater regulations implemented January 2014 that could hurt small builders and homeowners. Because of this new law, persons that buy a wooded lot wanting to build one single family home will need an engineered, detailed stormwater management plan if they clear any trees to build the one home.  This is a more extensive, expensive and complicated application and approval process than if the disturbed area is not wooded and thus only needs a simple one page application.  The potential cost for a more detailed plan and installation of the current regulation was estimated at between 10 and 15 thousand dollars.

When the issue came to light, much to the distress of one of our members, communications amongst the legislators, DNREC and the local conservation district got involved and it appears that a solution will be achieved in the next week or so.  This example was talked about, as were examples dealing with DelDOT, and the Board of Health and others.

Thus, the House Small Business Caucus want to hear specific examples from you of what your experience has been when dealing with state agencies in order to acquire regulatory approval for a project.  Good or bad.    And this is regarding any State agencies.  In addition, please recommend solutions if possible.

In order to remain anonymous, please submit your experience to info@hbade.org with the subject line “Regulations” and we will assemble them for delivery to the Caucus

Strike while the iron is hot, please submit by Friday March 27, 2015.  Thanks.

About HBA of Delaware

HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America. www.hbade.org

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