Since 2014, the North Carolina Rules Review Commission has been engaged in the process of determining which regulations in the state of North Carolina can be revoked.
Here is the record.
6,225 rules have been reviewed, and 690 have been removed from the North Carolina Administrative Code. 1,929 are still under review. The details are found here.
The state has approximately 24,000 codified rules. The process to review and remove these rules incorporates a public comment period. It is a slow, extended, time-consuming process to review them. There are still many more rules to review, but this effort represents a very good start.
Some politicians pay lip service to the goal of reducing regulation, but this effort represents real follow-through. Reducing the regulatory burden on the private sector is an important endeavor.
Carolina Journal has a report on this matter featuring the chairman, Garth Dunklin. Jeff Hyde from Greensboro is the vice-chairman.