WHEREAS, maintaining an clean environment,
a safe and reliable food supply, a vibrant economy, and a high
quality of life for all Missourians is a high priority of state
WHEREAS, the authority to implement
federal regulations, legislative mandates, and administrative
priorities is often delegated to state agencies through the promulgation
of rules; and
WHEREAS, often the mandate of one
state agency to take regulatory or administrative action can have
consequences for the missions of other agencies; and
WHEREAS, to ensure the protection
of the public health and economic well-being of all citizens,
while simultaneously ensuring the health of the state's economy
and ecology, coordination between agencies in the development
of rules is a high priority.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Holden,
Governor of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority
vested in me by the Laws and Constitution of the State of Missouri,
do hereby direct the following state agencies to coordinate rule
development: the Department of Natural Resources, the Department
of Economic Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Department
of Health and Senior Services, and the Department of Conservation.
Such coordination shall include, but is not limited to, organized
discussion of plans and actions and dissemination of scientific
data and analysis.
To facilitate such interagency
coordination, I further establish an executive team to review
proposed rules and offer analysis of impacts across departments
upon Missouri's citizens and entities, both public and private.
Specific emphasis should be placed on regulations that would have
a significant impact on the missions of other state agencies.
The team shall be composed of the
following Department Directors and members of the executive branch
or their designated representative:
- The Director of the Department of Natural Resources;
- The Director of the Department of Economic Development;
- he Director of the Department of Agriculture;
- Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services;
- Director of the Department of Conservation;
- A member of the Governor's staff.
As soon as possible after completing
a draft of a proposed rule, but in any case no less than 30 days
before a proposed regulation regarding environmental quality,
human health, or economic and rural development is filed by one
of the agencies of state government represented on the team, the
initiating department shall provide copies of the proposed rule
to all other executive team members. Team members shall review
the proposed rules and may provide comments, questions, or suggestions
relating to the rule to the proposing department within 30 days
of being provided the proposed rule. Rules proposed as an emergency
meeting the requirements of Section 536.025 RSMo 2000 (as amended)
shall be exempt from review by the executive team. Nothing in
this executive order shall prohibit the state agencies represented
on the executive team from filing non-emergency rules without
following the procedures described above when following such procedures
would be impractical, provided that the agency informs the other
executive team members of its actions to the greatest practical
Team members shall also strive
to coordinate policy development on issues that have a direct
impact on the missions of other state agencies represented on
the team. The team shall develop procedures for facilitating such
This executive order shall not
prevent the aforementioned departments and other state governmental
entities from continuing to work cooperatively while coordinating
their rulemaking efforts with both public and private groups through
stakeholder and informal advisory meetings.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my
hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State
of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 19th day of
||[Bob Holden's signature]
[Matt Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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