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RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill Friday that will loosen environmental safeguards for landfills while also signing an executive order that will allow local officials to cite leaky garbage trucks.

According to WRAL, the environmental provisions were part of a sweeping regulatory reform bill approved in the closing days of the legislative session last month that also creates a plan for getting rid of unneeded administrative rules in state agencies.

“For decades, Democrats have stifled small businesses and job creators with undue bureaucratic burden and red tape. We have more than 22,000 rules on the books in state government, and this is unacceptable,” McCrory said in a statement. “This commonsense legislation cuts government red tape, axes overly burdensome regulations and puts job creation first here in North Carolina.”

Agencies will now have to designate their rules as unneeded, needed but not controversial and needed but controversial.

The regulations will then be winnowed based on those designations.

Read more: WRAL