Waivers, amendments to ch 19
TREASURER OF STATE
Adopted and Filed
Rule making related to waivers
The Treasurer of State hereby amends Chapter 19, "Waiver and Variance Rules," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 17A.9A.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 17A.9A.
Purpose and Summary
This rule making amends Chapter 19 to implement Iowa Code section 17A.9A. The changes call for deletion of the word "variance" when the word is used in relation to "waiver."
Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making
Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on May 19, 2021, as ARC 5634C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.
Adoption of Rule Making
This rule making was adopted by the Treasurer of State on June 23, 2021.
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.
This rule making does not provide for a waiver of its terms.
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).
This rule making will become effective on August 18, 2021.
The following rule-making actions are adopted:
Item 1. Amend 781—Chapter 19, title, as follows:
WAIVER AND VARIANCE RULES
Item 2. Amend rule 781—19.1(17A) as follows:
781—19.1(17A) Definition. For purposes of this chapter, a "waiver" or "variance" means action by the agency which suspends in whole or in part the requirements or provisions of a rule as applied to an identified person on the basis of the particular circumstances of that person. For simplicity, the term "waiver" shall include both a "waiver" and a "variance."
Item 3. Amend rule 781—19.4(17A) as follows:
781—19.4(17A) Criteria for waiver or variance. In response to a petition completed pursuant to rule 781—19.6(17A), the agency may in its sole discretion issue an order waiving in whole or in part the requirements of a rule if the agency finds, based on clear and convincing evidence, all of the following:
1. to 4. No change.
Item 4. Amend rule 781—19.12(17A) as follows:
781—19.12(17A) Summary reports Submission of waiver information. Semiannually Within 60 days of granting or denying a waiver, the agency shall prepare a summary report make a submission on the Internet site established pursuant to Iowa Code section 17A.9A for the submission of waiver information identifying the rules for which a waiver has been granted or denied, the number of times a waiver was granted or denied for each rule, a citation to the statutory provisions implemented by these rules, and a general summary of the reasons justifying the agency's actions on waiver requests. If practicable, the report shall detail the extent to which the granting of a waiver has established a precedent for additional waivers and the extent to which the granting of a waiver has affected the general applicability of the rule itself. Copies of this report shall be available for public inspection and shall be provided semiannually to the administrative rules coordinator and the administrative rules review committee.
[Filed 6/23/21, effective 8/18/21]
Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 7/14/21.