Precursor substances, 12.1(1)
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to precursor substances
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Board of Pharmacy hereby proposes to amend Chapter 12, "Precursor Substances," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 124B.2(2).
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 124B.2(2).
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendment temporarily amends Iowa Code section 124B.2(1) to add one chemical as a precursor substance in response to similar action taken by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
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 Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 657—Chapter 34.
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 April 26, 2022. Comments should be directed to:
Board of Pharmacy
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite E
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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:
Amend subrule 12.1(1) as follows:
12.1(1) Amend Iowa Code section 124B.2(1) by adding the following new paragraphs:
ae. to ag. No change.
ah. Methyl alpha-phenylacetoacetate (other names: MAPA; methyl 3-oxo-2-phenylbutanoate) and its optical isomers.