eRules Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit a Five-Year Review?
  • Click here to download the "Standard Five-Year Review Template"
  • Fill out the form and copy your current and effective text for the rule underneath. Save the file.
  • Use your state login to access eRules
  • Upon logging in, you should find yourself under the "My Work" tab.
  • Find the rule you wish to submit a five year review for.
  • On the far right, click on the white button with two circling arrows.Five Year Review Arrows
  • a pop-up box will appear asking if you are sure you want to create a five year review. Click on the red button that says "Submit 5 Year Review."
  • Click on the edit button that looks like a pencil Edit Button
  • Fill out the white boxes.
  • click "Browse Files" at the bottom of the pop-up box.
  • attach the file with your completed form and rule text.
  • Click the green "Save Edits" button at the bottom of the box.
  • When you are ready to send your filing to the office for review, click on the white check mark button. Submit to Rules
  • Check to ensure you received a "Five-Year Review Submitted" confirmation email.
  • For a more detailed explanation of this process, please see our training here.

How do I file a Proposed Rule or a Nonsubstantive Change?
  • Click here to download either the "Standard Proposed Rule Template" or the "Standard Nonsubstantive Change Template."
  • Fill out the appropriate form and paste your marked up text beneath. Save the file.
  • Use your state login to access eRules.
  • At the top of the page, click the "Rule Filings" tab to the right of the "My Work" tab.
  • On the far right hand side of the blue ribbon, click the "+ New" button. Add New
  • Select your department and agency from the drop down boxes.
  • Select the type of rule filing you would like to submit from the blue buttons.
  • Fill out the rest of the white boxes.
  • Click on "Browse Files" and attach your document with the completed form and rule text.
  • Select the green "Create Filing" button at the bottom of the pop-up box.
  • When you are ready to send your filing to the office for review, click on the white check mark button. Submit to Rules
  • Check to ensure you received a "Rule Filing Submitted" or a "Nonsubstantive Change Filing Submitted" confirmation email.
  • For a more detailed explanation of this process, please see our video training here.

How do I file an Emergency Rule?
  • Click here to download the "Emergency Rule Template."
  • Fill out the form and paste your marked up text beneath. Save the file.
  • Use your state login to access eRules.
  • At the top of the page, cick on the "Rule Filings" tab to the right of the "My Work" tab.
  • Above the blue ribbon, click on the grey "Emergency" tab. Rule Filing Tabs
  • On the far right hand side of the blue ribbon, click the "+New" button. Add New
  • Select your department and agency from the drop down boxes.
  • Select the type of rule filing you would like to submit from the blue buttons.
  • Fill out the rest of the white boxes.
  • Click on "Browse Files" and attach your completed form and rule text.
  • Select the green "Create Filing" button at the bottom of the pop-up box.
  • When ready to send your filing to the office for review, click on the white check mark button. Submit to Rules
  • Check to ensure you received an "Emergency Rule Filing Submitted" confirmation email.
  • For a more detailed explanation of this process, please see our training here.

What does an "X Days to Expiration" email mean?
  • The "X Days to Expiration" emails mean that a rule is either 180 or 30 days away from expiring because a Five-Year Review has not been filed. As soon as a Five-Year Review is filed on this rule, this countdown will restart to five years from that date. For an explanation of how to complete a Five-Year Review, see How do I submit a Five-Year Review or see our more detailed training here.

Why am I getting an error in the "Rule Number" box when filing a new rule?
  • This may be because you are trying to enter the entire rule reference rather than just the rule number. A rule reference is made up of an agency's title and the rule number. The title is the RXXX- part of a rule reference, and the rule number is the number that comes after the hyphen. Because an agency's title is assigned by the office, the system will automatically generate it. This means that the only thing you need to enter into this box is the number of this rule (the number that you want to appear after the hyphen). For example, if you want your rule reference to be RXXX-55, you would only enter the 55 in this box.

What do I enter in the "Filing Name" box?
  • This will be either the name of the rule or a section catchline. If you are making changes to multiple sections, put the full name of the rule in this box. If you are only making changes to a single section, put the name of that section in this box.

How do I get access to eRules?
  • Click here to download the "Agency Access Form Template."
  • Complete the form. For a video training on how to complete this form, click here.
  • Email the completed form to rules@utah.gov.
  • Use your state login to access eRules.
  • You will be redirected to a page asking consent to access your UtahID information. Click "Allow."
  • A pop-up box will appear asking if you would like to petition for access, click "Yes."
  • From the list, select the department that you have been permitted to file rules for.
  • A pop-up box will appear asking if you would like to petition for access to this agency. Click "Yes."
  • A pop-up box will appear prompting you to return to the public page.
  • The office will approve your petition and assign you to the titles that were specified on your Agency Access Form.
  • The office will then email you saying that your petition has been granted.
  • For a video walk through of how to petition for access, click here.

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