Notice of Intended Action

Procedure for determining the competitiveness of a communications service or facility, rescind ch 5

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ARC 7125C

UTILITIES DIVISION[199]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rulemaking related to procedure for determining the competitiveness of a communications service or facility and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Utilities Board hereby proposes to rescind Chapter 5, "Procedure for Determining the Competitiveness of a Communications Service or Facility," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rulemaking

This rulemaking is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code chapter 476.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rulemaking implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 476.1D.

Purpose and Summary

Chapter 5 currently contains the Board's procedure for determining the competitiveness of a communications service or facility. This chapter is proposed to be rescinded and reserved because the existing Chapter 5 merely restates and references existing statutes.

The Board issued an order on November 3, 2023, commencing this rulemaking. The order is available on the Board's electronic filing system, efs.iowa.gov, under RMU-2023-0005.

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.

Waivers

No waiver provision is included in the proposed amendment 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 Board's rules.

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 21, 2023. Comments should be directed to:

IT Support

Iowa Utilities Board

Phone: 515.725.7300

Email: ITSupport@iub.iowa.gov

Public Hearing

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

December 19, 2023

9 to 10 a.m.

Board Hearing Room

1375 East Court Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

December 20, 2023

9 to 10 a.m.

Board Hearing Room

1375 East Court Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at a public hearing 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 a public hearing 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 5.

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 12/21/2023.

Official Document

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