March 22
Public Hearings Scheduled Concerning SCDOT Regulations, Statutes Impacting Businesses or Employers

Correction: Note the Florence location
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comment on statutes or regulations implemented by SCDOT that may unduly burden businesses or industries. Comments on proposed statutes and regulations are also welcome during a series of five public hearings scheduled in March and early April.
Invited to attend are business owners, employers, professional associations, conservation organizations and any other person or entity who may wish to provide input.
Governor Nikki Haley has established a Regulatory Review Task Force to evaluate the state’s current regulatory burdens on businesses and to propose recommendations to relieve those burdens. As part of this review, the Task Force will evaluate reports submitted by agencies that identify current and proposed state statutes, rules, regulations, and policies that are a burden on South Carolina’s economy.
SCDOT will host five public hearings to receive oral comments for consideration in preparing the agency's report. Those who attend the hearings are welcome to speak publicly for three minutes. Attendees also have the option to fill out a comment card in writing with their concerns. The comments cards can be left at the registration desk, or they can be mailed to the agency at the following address:
Office of Communications
955 Park Street
PO Box 191
Columbia SC 29201
            All comments mailed to SCDOT must be received by April 10, 2013.
Another option is to forward comments via email at this address which has been set up to accept comments on this issue. You do not need to be present at any of the five hearings to submit comments via email.
All five hearings will begin at noon and conclude at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 28 – Rock Hill
Rock Hill City Council Chambers
155 Johnston Street, Rock Hill SC 29730
Friday, March 29 – Columbia
SCDOT Headquarters
5th Floor Auditorium
955 Park Street, Columbia SC 29202
Tuesday, April 2 – Greenville
Greenville County Library, Hughes Main Branch
Meeting Rooms B & C
25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville SC 29601
***Corrected: City Council Chambers, not County Council.
Both chambers are in the same building**
Thursday, April 4 – Florence
Florence City Council Chambers
City-County Complex AA
180 North Irby Street, Florence SC 29501
Friday, April 5 – Charleston
North Charleston City Council Chambers
2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston SC 29406
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