Notice of Intended Action

Interstate natural gas pipelines and underground storage, rescind ch 12

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ARC 7110C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rulemaking related to interstate natural gas pipelines

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Utilities Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 12, "Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines and Underground Storage," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rulemaking

This rulemaking is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 476.2 and chapter 479A.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rulemaking implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 479A.

Purpose and Summary

Chapter 12 is intended to publish state and federal authorizations in regard to interstate natural gas pipelines in the Iowa Administrative Code. The Board is proposing to rescind Chapter 12 because its provisions are duplicative of language contained in Iowa Code chapter 479A. Consequently, the intended benefits of Chapter 12 can be achieved through the provisions of Iowa Code chapter 479A alone.

Fiscal Impact

This rulemaking has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rulemaking, no impact on jobs has been found.


No waiver provision is included in the proposed amendments because the Board has a general waiver provision in rule 199—1.3(17A,474,476) that provides procedures for requesting a waiver of the rules in this chapter.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rulemaking. Written comments in response to this rulemaking must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on December 12, 2023. Comments should be directed to:

IT Support

Iowa Utilities Board

Phone: 515.725.7300


Public Hearing

Oral presentations at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

December 5, 2023

10:30 12:30 p.m.

Board Hearing Room

1375 East Court Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

December 12, 2023

9 to 11 a.m.

Board Hearing Room

1375 East Court Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at an oral presentation may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rulemaking.

Any persons who intend to attend an oral presentation and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rulemaking by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rulemaking 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 rulemaking action is proposed:

Item 1. Rescind and reserve 199—Chapter 12.

Utilities Division

This Organization is a part of the Commerce Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 12/12/2023.

Official Document

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