Notice of Intended Action

Competition with private enterprise—removal of rest area sponsorship program, 25.2(8)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to highway program acknowledgment signs

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Department of Transportation hereby proposes to amend Chapter 25, "Competition with Private Enterprise," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 23A.2(1) and 307.12.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 23A.2(1).

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendment revises Chapter 25 to update the Department activities that are exempted from the provisions of Iowa Code section 23A.2(1) and to remove "rest area sponsorship." The Department no longer has a rest area sponsorship program.

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.


Any person who believes that the person's circumstances meet the statutory criteria for a waiver may petition the Department for a waiver under 761—Chapter 11.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making or may submit a written request to make an oral presentation at a public hearing. Written comments or requests to present oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on September 1, 2020. Comments should be directed to:

Tracy George

Department of Transportation

DOT Rules Administrator, Strategic Communications and Policy Bureau

800 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa 50010


Public Hearing

If requested, a public hearing to hear requested oral presentations will be held via conference call. Persons who wish to participate in the conference call should contact Tracy George before 4:30 p.m.on September 1, 2020, to facilitate an orderly hearing. A conference call number will be provided to participants prior to the hearing.

September 3, 2020

10 to 11 a.m.

Department of Transportation

800 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact Tracy George, the Department's rules administrator, and advise of specific needs. The public hearing will be canceled without further notice if no oral presentation is requested.

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 action is proposed:

Amend subrule 25.2(8) as follows:

25.2(8) Design, construction, reconstruction, inspection and maintenance of highways including, but not limited to, signs erected in the right-of-way and acknowledgment signs used in the adopt-a-highway, rest area sponsorship and highway helper sponsorship programs.

Transportation Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 9/1/2020.

Official Document

  • Competition with private enterprise—removal of rest area sponsorship program, 25.2(8)
  • Published on 8/12/2020
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The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.

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View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 8/12/2020.

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 761-25.2(8)
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