Notice of Intended Action

Broadband—infrastructure, targeted service areas, grants program, 20.1 to 20.5, 22.1, 22.2, 22.4 to 22.7

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ARC 5657C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to broadband service

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (Office) hereby proposes to amend Chapter 20, "Broadband Infrastructure—Targeted Service Areas," and Chapter 22, "Broadband Grants Program," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 8B.4, 8B.10 and 8B.11.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 848.

Purpose and Summary

This rule making implements changes made to Iowa Code chapter 8B by 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 848, an Act relating to broadband service, including matters under the purview of the Office, the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Fund, and effective date and applicability provisions.

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 application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Office for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 129—Chapter 7.

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 Office no later than 4:30 p.m.on June 22, 2021. Comments should be directed to:

Pearson Skepnek

Office of the Chief Information Officer

200 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Phone: 515.414.6107

Fax: 515.281.6167


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).

Emergency Rule Making Adopted by Reference

This proposed rule making is also published herein as an Adopted and Filed Emergency rule making (see ARC 5658C, IAB 6/2/21). The purpose of this Notice of Intended Action is to solicit public comment on that emergency rule making, whose subject matter is hereby adopted by reference.

Chief Information Officer, Office of the

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  • Broadband—infrastructure, targeted service areas, grants program, 20.1 to 20.5, 22.1, 22.2, 22.4 to 22.7
  • Published on 6/2/2021
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