Rulemaking Time Frames

Updated: May 28, 2019

Statute and rule provides for specific filing and publication dates affecting administrative rules. These provisions include a requirement for a 30-day comment period, and a requirement for agency action within a certain number of days.

The Office of Administrative Rules has prepared the following table as a guideline to help agencies calculate these dates. (A PDF version of the table is available.)

Filing Deadlines

Bulletin Issue No. Bulletin Publication Date Filing Window Opens* Filing Deadline* End of Mandatory (30th Day)** Comment Period First Possible Effective Date*** End of Maximum Comment Period Last Possible Effective Date (120th Day After Publication)†
2020-01 01/01/2020 Tue, 12/03/2019 12:00:00 AM Mon, 12/16/2019 11:59:59 PM Fri, 01/31/2020 Fri, 02/07/2020 Thu, 04/23/2020 Thu, 04/30/2020
2020-02 01/15/2020 Tue, 12/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Tue, 12/31/2019 11:59:59 PM Fri, 02/14/2020 Fri, 02/21/2020 Thu, 05/07/2020 Thu, 05/14/2020
2020-03 02/01/2020 Wed, 01/01/2020 12:00:00 AM Wed, 01/15/2020 11:59:59 PM Mon, 03/02/2020 Mon, 03/09/2020 Fri, 05/22/2020 Sun, 05/31/2020
2020-04 02/15/2020 Thu, 01/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Fri, 01/31/2020 11:59:59 PM Mon, 03/16/2020 Mon, 03/23/2020 Fri, 06/05/2020 Sun, 06/14/2020
2020-05 03/01/2020 Sat, 02/01/2020 12:00:00 AM Fri, 02/14/2020 11:59:59 PM Tue, 03/31/2020 Tue, 04/07/2020 Mon, 06/22/2020 Mon, 06/29/2020
2020-06 03/15/2020 Sat, 02/15/2020 12:00:00 AM Mon, 03/02/2020 11:59:59 PM Tue, 04/14/2020 Tue, 04/21/2020 Mon, 07/06/2020 Mon, 07/13/2020
2020-07 04/01/2020 Tue, 03/03/2020 12:00:00 AM Mon, 03/16/2020 11:59:59 PM Fri, 05/01/2020 Fri, 05/08/2020 Thu, 07/23/2020 Thu, 07/30/2020
2020-08 04/15/2020 Tue, 03/17/2020 12:00:00 AM Wed, 04/01/2020 11:59:59 PM Fri, 05/15/2020 Fri, 05/22/2020 Thu, 08/06/2020 Thu, 08/13/2020
2020-09 05/01/2020 Thu, 04/02/2020 12:00:00 AM Wed, 04/15/2020 11:59:59 PM Mon, 06/01/2020 Mon, 06/08/2020 Fri, 08/21/2020 Sat, 08/29/2020
2020-10 05/15/2020 Thu, 04/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Fri, 05/01/2020 11:59:59 PM Mon, 06/15/2020 Mon, 06/22/2020 Fri, 09/04/2020 Sat, 09/12/2020
2020-11 06/01/2020 Sat, 05/02/2020 12:00:00 AM Fri, 05/15/2020 11:59:59 PM Wed, 07/01/2020 Wed, 07/08/2020 Tue, 09/22/2020 Tue, 09/29/2020
2020-12 06/15/2020 Sat, 05/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Mon, 06/01/2020 11:59:59 PM Wed, 07/15/2020 Wed, 07/22/2020 Tue, 10/06/2020 Tue, 10/13/2020
2020-13 07/01/2020 Tue, 06/02/2020 12:00:00 AM Mon, 06/15/2020 11:59:59 PM Fri, 07/31/2020 Fri, 08/07/2020 Thu, 10/22/2020 Thu, 10/29/2020
2020-14 07/15/2020 Tue, 06/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Wed, 07/01/2020 11:59:59 PM Fri, 08/14/2020 Fri, 08/21/2020 Thu, 11/05/2020 Thu, 11/12/2020
2020-15 08/01/2020 Thu, 07/02/2020 12:00:00 AM Wed, 07/15/2020 11:59:59 PM Mon, 08/31/2020 Mon, 09/07/2020 Fri, 11/20/2020 Sun, 11/29/2020
2020-16 08/15/2020 Thu, 07/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Fri, 07/31/2020 11:59:59 PM Mon, 09/14/2020 Mon, 09/21/2020 Fri, 12/04/2020 Sun, 12/13/2020
2020-17 09/01/2020 Sat, 08/01/2020 12:00:00 AM Fri, 08/14/2020 11:59:59 PM Thu, 10/01/2020 Thu, 10/08/2020 Wed, 12/23/2020 Wed, 12/30/2020
2020-18 09/15/2020 Sat, 08/15/2020 12:00:00 AM Tue, 09/01/2020 11:59:59 PM Thu, 10/15/2020 Thu, 10/22/2020 Wed, 01/06/2021 Wed, 01/13/2021
2020-19 10/01/2020 Wed, 09/02/2020 12:00:00 AM Tue, 09/15/2020 11:59:59 PM Mon, 11/02/2020 Mon, 11/09/2020 Fri, 01/22/2021 Fri, 01/29/2021
2020-20 10/15/2020 Wed, 09/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Thu, 10/01/2020 11:59:59 PM Mon, 11/16/2020 Mon, 11/23/2020 Fri, 02/05/2021 Fri, 02/12/2021
2020-21 11/01/2020 Fri, 10/02/2020 12:00:00 AM Thu, 10/15/2020 11:59:59 PM Tue, 12/01/2020 Tue, 12/08/2020 Mon, 02/22/2021 Mon, 03/01/2021
2020-21 11/15/2020 Fri, 10/16/2020 12:00:00 AM Mon, 11/02/2020 11:59:59 PM Tue, 12/15/2020 Tue, 12/22/2020 Mon, 03/08/2021 Mon, 03/15/2021
2020-23 12/01/2020 Tue, 11/03/2020 12:00:00 AM Mon, 11/16/2020 11:59:59 PM Thu, 12/31/2020 Thu, 01/07/2021 Wed, 03/24/2021 Wed, 03/31/2021
2020-24 12/15/2020 Tue, 11/17/2020 12:00:00 AM Tue, 12/01/2020 11:59:59 PM Thu, 01/14/2021 Thu, 01/21/2021 Wed, 04/07/2021 Wed, 04/14/2021

REFERENCE: Sections 63G-3-301, and 63G-3-303; and Sections R15-4-3, R15-4-4, and R15-4-5.

Notes

* Filing deadlines have been adjusted to account for weekends and holidays. This schedule reflects filing deadlines established by Section R15-4-3.

State Holidays Observed: 2020
New Year's Day Wed, 01/01/2020
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Mon, 01/20/2020
Washington and Lincoln Day Mon, 02/17/2020
Memorial Day Mon, 05/25/2020
Independence Day (observed) Fri, 07/03/2020
Pioneer Day Fri, 07/24/2020
Labor Day Mon, 09/07/2020
Columbus Day Mon, 10/12/2020
Veterans' Day Wed, 11/11/2020
Thanksgiving Day Thu, 11/26/2020
Christmas Fri, 12/25/2020

Updated: November 12, 2019

** The mandatory comment period for a Proposed Rule is 30 days. The last day of the comment period must also be a working day. The dates in this column reflect these requirements. Subsections 63G-3-301(11) and (12).

*** Statute requires that the Notice of Effective Date must be received by the Office of Administrative Rules on or before the effective date of the rule. Subsection 63G-3-301(12). The Office will not accept a Notice of Effective Date prior to the end of the agency-designated comment period. Statute provides that a rule may be made effective "no fewer than seven calendar days after the close of the public comment period ..."

†Statute provides that a rule may be made effective no "more than 120 days after the publication date." Subsection 63G-3-301(12).

Additional Information

If you have a question about the rulemaking process or the information presented on this page, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.