Transporter plates—contact information, form submission, application process, fees, 424.1(1), 424.4(2)
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to transporter plates
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Department of Transportation hereby proposes to amend Chapter 424, "Transporter Plates," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 307.12.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 321.58 to 321.60.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendments update the contact information and the form submission process for transporter plates. Also, the relevant Iowa Code sections are included to clarify the transporter plates application process and the associated fees.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
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 Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 761—Chapter 11.
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 March 2, 2021. Comments should be directed to:
Department of Transportation
DOT Rules Administrator, Strategic Communications and Policy Bureau
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
If requested, a public hearing to hear oral presentations will be held on March 4, 2021, via conference call from 10 to 11 a.m. Persons who wish to participate in the conference call should contact Tracy George before 4:30 p.m. on March 2, 2021, to facilitate an orderly hearing. A conference call number will be provided to participants prior to the hearing.
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 actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend subrule 424.1(1) as follows:
424.1(1) Information. Information and blank forms relating to this chapter may be obtained from and completed forms shall be submitted to the Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Services Bureau, Iowa Department of Transportation, by mail at P.O. Box 9278, Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9278; in person at 6310 SE Convenience Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa; by telephone at (515)237-3110; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or from the department's website at www.iowadot.gov. Completed forms shall be submitted in the form and manner prescribed by the department.
Item 2. Amend subrule 424.4(2), introductory paragraph, as follows:
424.4(2) Application. The applicant shall accurately and completely fill out an application for special plates on a form prescribed by the department and submit the application to in the manner prescribed by the department with the appropriate fees in accordance with Iowa Code sections 321.58 through 321.60.