Mass notification and emergency messaging system, 15.3(1), 15.4
HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to mass notification and emergency messaging system and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 15, "Mass Notification and Emergency Messaging System," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 29C.17A.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 29C.17A.
Purpose and Summary
This proposed rule making updates rules related to the Mass Notification and Emergency Messaging System to reflect current practices. The need to amend the procedures was discovered through the Department's five-year rules review.
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.
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 Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on October 11, 2022. Comments should be directed to:
Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
7900 Hickman Road, Suite 500
Windsor Heights, Iowa 50324
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 15.3(1), introductory paragraph, as follows:
15.3(1) A state agency or commission may apply to the department for access to the system for use by state, county and local officials. The application is available on the department's Web site at www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov. The application shall contain the following:
Item 2. Rescind subrule 15.4(3).
Item 3. Renumber subrules 15.4(4) and 15.4(5) as 15.4(3) and 15.4(4).
Item 4. Amend renumbered subrule 15.4(4) as follows:
15.4(4) The department has developed an operational plan and procedures template to be used by all state agencies and commissions making application to access the system. All operational plans and procedures developed by the state agencies or commissions and submitted for approval shall substantially conform to this template. This template is available on the department's Web site at www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov.