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The Delaware Harness Racing Commission (DHRC) pursuant to 3 Del.C. §10005, proposes to amend its rules and regulations. The proposed regulation changes address needed amendments to the striking or whipping rule to maintain the integrity of racing 7.6.13.14.1.3 and 7.6.13.14.1.4.
The DHRC proposes this rule amendment to ensure adherence to appropriate animal welfare standards and fair racing standards. Subsequent to a 30-day comment period from January 1 to 30, 2015 and notice in the Register of Regulations, the DHRC will finalize the regulations on February 10, 2015 during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The DHRC February 2015 monthly meeting is public and is noticed on the state meeting notice website. Those meetings are held at the Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2320 South DuPont Highway Dover, DE at 10:00am. Written comments must be received by COB February 9, 2015. Those comments should be sent to the same address listed above for meeting location, attention Mr. Mark Davis.
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission (DHRC) pursuant to 3 Del.C. §10005, proposes to amend its rules and regulations. The proposed regulation changes address needed amendments to the Uniform Classification Guidelines of Foreign Substances, reference 8.3 and 8.3.1.
The DHRC voted to approve this rule amendment on December 2, 2014 at its regular monthly meeting. The monthly meetings are noticed public meetings. Subsequent to this public notice in the Register of Regulations, the DHRC will leave the public comment period open until February 10, 2015 when the DHRC will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The DHRC February 2015 monthly meeting is public and is noticed on the state meeting notice website. Those meetings are held at the Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2320 South DuPont Highway Dover, DE at 10:00am. Written comments must be received by COB February 9, 2015. Those comments should be sent to the same address listed above for meeting location, attention Mr. Mark Davis.
502 Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund Regulations
The State of Delaware, Department of Agriculture’s Standardbred Breeders’ Fund (“the Fund”) hereby gives notice of its intention to adopt an amended regulation pursuant to the General Assembly’s delegation of authority to do so found at 29 Del.C. §4815(b)(3)b.2.D and in compliance with Delaware’s Administrative Procedures Act at 29 Del.C. §10115. The proposed amended regulation under 9.2 expands the current bonus payments to include consolation races.
The Fund solicits, and will consider, timely filed written comments from interested individuals and groups concerning these proposed amended regulations. The deadline for the filing of such written comments will be thirty days (30) after these proposed amended regulations are promulgated in the Delaware Register of Regulations. Any such submissions should be mailed or hand-delivered to Ms. Judy Davis-Wilson, Administrator, Delaware Standardbred Breeders’ Fund Program whose address is State of Delaware, Department of Agriculture, 2320 South duPont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901 by February 1, 2015.
Copies of the proposed regulations are available for review in the January 1, 2015 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations, accessible online at: http://regulations.delaware.gov or by calling Inita Joyner at (302) 255-9134.
Copies of the proposed regulations are available for review in the January 1, 2015 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations, accessible online at: http://regulations.delaware.gov or by calling the Office of Health Systems Protection at (302) 744-4705
Senate Bill 178 with Senate Amendment 1 of the 147th General Assembly transfers the authority to regulate Delaware’s state-approved motor vehicle accident prevention (defensive driving) courses from the Department of Insurance to the Division of Motor Vehicles, except for the regulatory authority over the insurance discount as required by the program, which will remain under the Department of Insurance. The Delaware Code authority for the change is 18 Del.C. §§311 and 2503; and 29 Del.C., Ch. 101.
Consistent with Addendum III, the proposed action adjusts the shark species groupings for management purposes. Most significantly, the proposed action groups scalloped (Sphyrna lewini), great (S. mokarran) and smooth (S. zygaena) hammerhead sharks into a single complex, as it is difficult to differentiate the species. A recent assessment of scalloped hammerhead sharks indicated that the species is overfished and overfishing is occurring. It was also determined that female scalloped hammerhead sharks reach maturity at 78 inches fork length (Hazin et al. 2001, NOAA Fisheries FEIS for Amendment 5a, pp. 2-19). Therefore, NOAA Fisheries changed the recreational size limit for all hammerhead sharks to 78 inches. The proposed action also separates the blacknose shark (Carcharhinus acronotus) from the small coastal shark complex.
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §2006(a)(1), the Delaware Board of Occupational Therapy Practice has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations. The rules pertaining to continuing education are amended to clarify their application. Additionally rules of an administrative nature are changed to reflect current practices.
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §2506(a)(1), the Delaware Board of Pharmacy has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations.
In accordance with 29 Del.C. §10118(a), the final date to receive written comments will be February 5, 2015 which is 15 days following the public hearing. The Board will deliberate on all of the public comment at its regularly scheduled meeting on February 18, 2015, at which time it will determine whether to adopt the rules and regulations as proposed or make additional changes due to the public comment.
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §4006(a)(1), the Delaware Council on Real Estate Appraisers has proposed revisions to its rules and regulations. The rules pertaining to continuing education and the responsibilities of state licensed supervisory appraisers and appraiser trainees are amended to conform to new Appraisal Qualifications Board criteria.
The Delaware Board of Home Inspectors, pursuant to 24 Del.C. §4106(a)(1), proposes to amend its rules and regulations. The proposed regulation changes decrease the number of supervised inspections a trainee inspector must complete prior to being eligible for full licensure and decreases the number of inspections an experienced applicant must complete to be eligible for licensure. The changes are being proposed in light of a recent statutory change that decreased the number of inspections endorsement candidates are required to complete to be eligible for licensure. The changes also eliminate INTERNACHI membership as a qualification for licensure as an experience applicant as the Board believes that INTERNACHI membership is not as strong an indicator of an applicant’s qualifications as ASHI and NAHI membership.
This proposal is pursuant to Senate Bill 178 with Senate Amendment 1 of the 147th General Assembly, which transfers the authority to regulate Delaware’s state-approved defensive driving courses from the Department of Insurance to the Division of Motor Vehicles, except for the regulatory authority over the insurance discount, as required by the program, which will remain under the Department of Insurance.
Email: robert.scoglietti@state.de.us
On January 1, 2014 (Volume 17, Issue 7), OMB published in the Delaware Register of Regulations its notice of proposed regulations, pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10115. It was requested that written materials and suggestions from the public concerning the proposed regulations be delivered to OMB by February 4, 2014 or be presented at a public hearing on February 5, 2014, after which time OMB would review information, factual evidence and public comment to the proposed regulations. Considerable public comment was received by the following organizations:
Email: robert.scoglietti@state.de.us
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or an employee of the Office of Management and Budget designated by the Director, will hold a public hearing at which members of the public may present comments on the proposed regulation on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in Room 219 of the Haslet Armory, 122 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd South, Dover DE at 2:00 PM.
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