LePage to sign bill trimming regulations

Posted June 13, 2011, at 5:04 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage will be joined by Maine legislative leaders as he signs into law a bill that gets the distinction of being Legislative Document No. 1.

The governor on Monday will put his signature on a bill to streamline state regulations. The law will establish an environmental self-audit program, strengthen business assistance efforts, streamline permitting and trim the size of the Board of Environmental Protection from 10 to seven, among other things.

Some of the provisions in the legislation were introduced through a series of “red tape” workshops held throughout Maine earlier this year.

Joining LePage at the Blaine House bill signing will be Senate President Kevin Raye, House Speaker Robert Nutting, the Regulatory Fairness and Reform Committee chairs and other members of the Legislature.

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