Notice of Intended Action

Inspection and maintenance plans—annual report, rescind 25.3(2)

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to review of rules

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Utilities Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 25, "Iowa Electrical Safety Code," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 476.2.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 476.

Purpose and Summary

The Board is conducting a comprehensive review of its administrative rules in accordance with Iowa Code section 17A.7(2) and rule 199—3.11(17A,474). The purpose of the comprehensive review is to identify and update or eliminate rules that are outdated, redundant, or inconsistent or incompatible with statutes and other administrative rules.

In reviewing Chapter 25, the Board found subrule 25.3(2) to be outdated and proposes to rescind it. On August 7, 2020, the Board issued an order commencing rule making. The order is available on the Board's electronic filing system,, under Docket No. RMU-2020-0025.

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.


No waiver provision is included in the proposed amendment because the Board has a general waiver provision in rule 199—1.3(17A,474,476) that provides procedures for requesting a waiver of the rules in this chapter.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 15, 2020. Comments should be directed to:

Iowa Utilities Board

Electronic Filing System (EFS)

Phone: 515.725.7337


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 action is proposed:

Rescind and reserve subrule 25.3(2).

Utilities Division

This Organization is a part of the Commerce Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 9/15/2020.

Official Document

  • Inspection and maintenance plans—annual report, rescind 25.3(2)
  • Published on 8/26/2020
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  • Notice of Intended Action

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 8/26/2020.

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 199-25.3(2)
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