Local fire protection and emergency medical services grant program, 265.51
PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to local fire protection and emergency medical service
providers grant program and providing an opportunity for public comment
The State Fire Marshal Division hereby proposes to amend Chapter 265, "Consumer Fireworks Sales Licensing and Safety Standards," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 100.19(8).
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 100.19.
Purpose and Summary
This proposed rule making modifies the Local Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Service Providers Grant Program pursuant to the passage of 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 761. This rule making allows the Division to bestow grants in the form of equipment and not just funds.
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 Division for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to the provisions of rule 661—10.222(17A).
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 Division no later than 4:30 p.m.on June 21, 2022. Comments should be directed to:
Department of Public Safety
Oran Pape State Office Building
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
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 actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend subrule 265.51(3) as follows:
265.51(3) Authorized purposes of grant funds. The grant funds in the local fire protection and emergency medical service providers grant program may only be used for the following in order of priority:
a. To establish or provide fireworks safety education programming to members of the public.
b. To purchase necessary enforcement, protection, or emergency response equipment related to the sale and use of consumer fireworks in this state.
c. To purchase necessary enforcement, protection, or emergency response equipment.
Item 2. Renumber subrule 265.51(6) as 265.51(7).
Item 3. Adopt the following new subrule 265.51(6):
265.51(6) Award of tangible property. Should, at the state fire marshal's sole discretion, it better serve the purpose of the grant program for the state fire marshal to award tangible property, such as equipment, rather than funds, the state fire marshal has the authority to award tangible property purchased with grant funds rather than disperse grant funds to the applicants.