Notice of Intended Action

Advisory opinion requests; petitions for declaratory orders and rule making, 1.2(1), 3.1, 3.3(3), 5.1

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IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD[497]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to petitions and advisory opinions and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Iowa Public Information Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 1, "Organization and Administration," Chapter 3, "Declaratory Orders," and Chapter 5, "Petitions for Rule Making," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 23.6.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapters 21 and 22.

Purpose and Summary

This rule making proposes amendments that are the result of the five-year review of the Board's rules.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 12, 2018. Comments should be directed to:

Margaret Johnson

Iowa Public Information Board

Wallace State Office Building

502 East 9th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Fax: 515.725.1789

Phone: 515.725.1783

Email: margaret.johnson@iowa.gov

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Amend subrule 1.2(1) as follows:

1.2(1) Jurisdiction. The board will only accept requests for and issue advisory opinions pertaining to Iowa Code chapters 21 and 22, or rules adopted thereunder. The board shall not have jurisdiction over the judicial or legislative branches of state government or any entity, officer, or employee of those branches, or over the governor or the office of the governor.

Item 2. Amend rule 497—3.1(17A) as follows:

497—3.1(17A) Petition for declaratory order. Any person may file a petition with the board for a declaratory order as to the applicability to specified circumstances of a statute, rule, or order within the primary jurisdiction of the board, at Iowa Public Information Board, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. Petitions may also be filed by fax at (515)725-1789 or by email at ipib@iowa.gov. A petition is deemed filed when it is received by that office. The board shall provide the petitioner with a file-stamped copy of the petition if the petitioner provides the board an extra copy for this purpose. The petition must be typewritten or legibly handwritten in ink and must substantially conform to the following form:

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

Petition by (Name of Petitioner)

for a Declaratory Order on

(Cite provisions of law involved).

PETITION FOR

DECLARATORY ORDER

The petition must provide the following information:

1.A clear and concise statement of all relevant facts on which the order is requested.

2.A citation and the relevant language of the specific statutes, rules, policies, decisions, or orders, whose applicability is questioned, and any other relevant law.

3.The questions petitioner wants answered, stated clearly and concisely.

4.The answers to the questions desired by the petitioner and a summary of the reasons urged by the petitioner in support of those answers.

5.The reasons for requesting the declaratory order and disclosure of the petitioner's interest in the outcome.

6.A statement indicating whether the petitioner is currently a party to another proceeding involving the questions at issue and whether, to the petitioner's knowledge, those questions have been decided by, are pending determination by, or are under investigation by, any governmental entity.

7.The names and addresses of other persons, or a description of any class of persons, known by petitioner to be affected by, or interested in, the questions presented in the petition.

8.Any request by petitioner for a meeting provided for by rule 497—3.7(17A).

The petition must be dated and signed by the petitioner or the petitioner's representative. It must also include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the petitioner and the petitioner's representative and a statement indicating the person to whom communications concerning the petition should be directed.

Item 3. Amend subrule 3.3(3) as follows:

3.3(3) A petition for intervention shall be filed at Iowa Public Information Board, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. Petitions may also be filed by fax at (515)725-1789 or by email at ipib@iowa.gov. Such a petition is deemed filed when it is received by that office. The board will provide the petitioner with a file-stamped copy of the petition for intervention if the petitioner provides an extra copy for this purpose. A petition for intervention must be typewritten or legibly handwritten in ink and must substantially conform to the following form:

IOWA PUBLIC INFORMATION BOARD

Petition by (Name of Original Petitioner)

for a Declaratory Order on

(Cite provisions of law cited in original petition).

PETITION FOR

INTERVENTION

The petition for intervention must provide the following information:

1.Facts supporting the intervenor's standing and qualifications for intervention.

2.The answers urged by the intervenor to the question or questions presented and a summary of the reasons urged in support of those answers.

3.Reasons for requesting intervention and disclosure of the intervenor's interest in the outcome.

4.A statement indicating whether the intervenor is currently a party to any proceeding involving the questions at issue and whether, to the intervenor's knowledge, those questions have been decided by, are pending determination by, or are under investigation by, any governmental entity.

5.The names and addresses of any additional persons, or a description of any additional class of persons, known by the intervenor to be affected by, or interested in, the questions presented.

6.Whether the intervenor consents to be bound by the determination of the matters presented in the declaratory order proceeding.

The petition must be dated and signed by the intervenor or the intervenor's representative. It must also include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the intervenor and intervenor's representative, and a statement indicating the person to whom communications should be directed.

Item 4. Amend rule 497—5.1(17A), introductory paragraph, as follows:

497—5.1(17A) Petition for rule making. Any person or agency may file a petition for rule making with the board at Iowa Public Information Board, Wallace State Office Building, 502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. Petitions may also be filed by fax at (515)725-1789 or by email at ipib@iowa.gov. A petition is deemed filed when it is received by the board. The board must provide the petitioner with a file-stamped copy of the petition if the petitioner provides the board an extra copy for this purpose. The petition must be typewritten or legibly handwritten in ink and must substantially conform to the following form:

Item 5. Amend subrule 5.1(1) as follows:

5.1(1) The petition must be dated and signed by the petitioner or the petitioner's representative. It must also include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioner's representative, and a statement indicating the person to whom communications concerning the petition should be directed.

Iowa Public Information Board

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 6/12/2018.

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