§ 150B-19.2. Review of existing rules.
(a) The Rules Modification and Improvement Program. - The Rules Modification and Improvement Program is established to conduct an annual review of existing rules. The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) shall coordinate and oversee the Rules Modification and Improvement Program. The OSBM shall invite comments from the public on whether any existing rules, implementation processes, or associated requirements are unnecessary, unduly burdensome, or inconsistent with the principles set forth in G.S. 150B-19.1. Comments must identify a specific rule or regulatory program and may include recommendations regarding modifying, expanding, or repealing existing rules or changing the rule review and publication process. The OSBM shall direct each agency to conduct an internal review of its rules as required by G.S. 150B-19.1(b) and to forward a report of its review to the OSBM. The OSBM shall assemble and evaluate the public comments and forward any comments it deems to have merit to the appropriate agency for further review. Agencies shall review the public comments and prepare a report on whether any of the recommendations contained in the comments have potential merit and justify further action. Agencies shall submit a report of their findings to the OSBM by January 31 of each year. The OSBM shall publish an annual report by April 30 of each year summarizing all public comments and resulting actions taken or planned.
(b) The OSBM shall establish a single Web portal dedicated to receiving public comments and tracking agency progress on reforming rules. (2011-398, s. 2.)