DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
100 Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program
The Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act (30 Del.C. Ch. 18, Subch. II) was first enacted by the General Assembly in 2001 and was amended in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. Program regulations were adopted on July 11, 2002 (6 DE Reg. 108 published 07/01/02), and were amended on July 11, 2004 (8 DE Reg. 194 published on 07/01/04) and on January11, 2005 (8 DE Reg. 1031 published 01/01/05). The 2010 amendments to the legislation provide for a ten-year extension to the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act, sets aside a portion of the annual cap for projects which will receive a credit award under $300,000 and provides for the Delaware Department of State to report annually to the Governor and the Legislature. The purpose of the following proposed regulatory amendments is to implement the code changes of 2010 and to clarify various sections of the regulations. The proposed amendments address the changes to the way in which credits are awarded under this program in section 7.6, and address the new reporting requirements in §10.0. As to the clarification of the regulations, the proposed amendments modify 31 sections of the regulations (1.0, 3.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.1, 9.3, 9.4), and create nine new sections of the regulations (4.5, 5.4, 5.9, and 7.1- 7.6). The Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act is designed to promote community revitalization and redevelopment through the rehabilitation of historic property by providing tax credits for expenditures made to rehabilitate any certified historic property.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to 29 Del.C., Ch. 101, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs proposes to amend rules and regulations pursuant to its authority under 30 Del.C. §1815(b). The Division will receive and consider all written comments on the proposed rules and regulations related to implementation of amendments to the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Act. Submit comments to the Division in care of Timothy A. Slavin, Director, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, 21 The Green, Dover, DE 19901. The final date to submit comments is September 30, 2010. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed amendments to the rules and regulations should notify Timothy A. Slavin at the above address or call 302-736-7400. This notice will be published in two newspapers of general circulation.
Division of Professional Regulation
Gaming Control Board
101 Regulations Governing Bingo
The Delaware Gaming Board will seek public comments on the issue of whether its current Rule 1.0 in 24 DE Admin. Code 101 should be amended. The rule relates to the definition of “cookie jar bingo” and to the manner of playing cookie jar bingo games. The Board proposes to change the definition of “Cookie Jar Bingo” as it appears therein, to make it clear that the fee to enter to play a cookie jar bingo game must be separately collected and may not be included in any other fees.
Persons wishing to present their views regarding this matter may do so in writing by the close of business on or before October 1 to: Delaware Gaming Control Board, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover, DE 19904. A copy of these regulations is available from the above address or may be viewed at the Division of Professional Regulation business office at the same address.
Public Service Commission
1008 Regulations Governing Requests Made Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act
From time to time, the Delaware Public Service Commission (the “Commission”) receives requests for documents pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del.C. §§10001-10006 (“FOIA”). Section 10003 of FOIA states that it is the responsibility of public bodies to establish rules and procedures regarding access to public records as well as fees charged for copying such records
The Commission proposes rules and regulations applicable to requests made to the Commission, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 29 Del.C. §§10001-10006 (“FOIA”), for public records in the possession of the Commission.
If you wish to obtain written copies of the Order and the Proposed FOIA Rules, please contact the PSC at (302) 736-7500. Copies are $0.25 per page. Payment is expected prior to copying (if you wish the copies to be mailed) or at the time the copies are retrieved (if you retrieve them in person). You may also download a copy of the Proposed FOIA Rules from the September 2010 issue of the Register of Regulations (see http://regulations.delaware.gov/).
The PSC now solicits comments, suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, or other written materials about the Proposed FOIA Rules. If you wish to file any such materials, you should submit an original and ten copies of such written documents on or before September 30, 2010. You should file such materials with the PSC at the following address:
Public Service Commission
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Cannon Building, Suite 100
Dover, Delaware, 19904
Attn: Proposed FOIA Rules
If possible, you should accompany such written comments with an electronic version of the submission. Such electronic copy may be filed on a copy-capable CD-Rom disk or sent as an attachment to an Internet e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If no comments or objections are timely received, the Commission may approve the Proposed FOIA Rules as final without further proceedings.
Any individual with a disability desiring to participate in these proceedings or to review the filings should contact the Commission to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed. The PSC’s toll-free telephone number within Delaware is 1-800-282-8574. The PSC may be reached at (302) 736-7500 (including text telephone communications).
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