Missourians can weigh in on MoDOT rules and regulations
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation began asking for public input Thursday on its review of administrative rules on issues ranging from motorcycle safety to billboards to construction.
MoDOT assistant chief engineer, Kathy Harvey, said the department is looking to update its rules based on public comment.
"We're interested in anything they have to say about burdensome rules, rules that seem antiquated and outdated, technology changes," Harvey said. "Maybe there's rules that we don't have that we should have."
The department has more that 200 administrative rules and regulations.
Harvey said people care about different things, and they are able to give input for whatever that may be.
"If you're passionate about construction you can go through and see what types of rules we have," Harvey said. "Whether you're a contractor or not, you may have an opinion on how contractor performance is handled."
She said it really all comes down to what Missourians want.
"We are servants to taxpayers in the state of Missouri, so everything that we do really impacts the public."
Missouri state departments are required to look over their rules every 5 years. However this time MoDOT is doing it in response to an executive order.
Gov. Eric Greitens' order requires the department to ensure the following for each existing regulation and any proposed regulation by May 31, 2018:
- The regulation is essential to the health, safety or welfare of Missouri residents
- The costs of the regulation do not outweigh their benefits, based on a cost-benefit analysis
- A process and schedule exits to measure the effectiveness of the regulation
- Less restrictive alternatives have been considered and found less desirable than the regulation
- The regulation is based on sound, reasonably available scientific, technical, economic and other relevant information
- The regulation does not unduly and adversely affect Missouri citizens of customers of the State, or the competitive environment in Missouri
Harvey said a key goal is to streamline the current regulations.
"One of the things we're looking at is if the rule is even necessary anymore, is it obsolete, is it something we can rescind," Harvey said.
Missourians can review the specific rules and provide comment on the department's website. Public comment will be accepted until June 5.
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