Utah Administrative Code
The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).
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R15. Administrative Services, Administrative Rules (Office of).
Rule R15-2. Public Petitioning for Rulemaking.
As in effect on January 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- R15-2-1. Authority.
- R15-2-2. Definitions.
- R15-2-3. Petition Procedure.
- R15-2-4. Petition Form.
- R15-2-5. Petition Consideration and Disposition.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
As required by Subsection 63G-3-601(3), this rule prescribes the form and procedures for submission, consideration, and disposition of petitions requesting the making, amendment, or repeal of an administrative rule.
(1) Terms used in this rule are defined in Section 63G-3-102.
(2) Other terms are defined as follows:
(a) "rule change" means:
(i) making a new rule;
(ii) amending, repealing, or repealing and reenacting an existing rule;
(iii) amending a proposed rule further by filing a change in proposed rule under the provisions of Section 63G-3-303;
(iv) allowing a proposed (new, amended, repealed, or repealed and reenacted) rule or change in proposed rule to lapse; or
(v) any combination of the above.
(b) "petitioner" means an interested person who submits a petition to an agency pursuant to Section 63G-3-601 and this rule.
(1) The petitioner shall send the petition to the head of the agency authorized by law to make the rule change requested.
(2) The agency receiving the petition shall record the date it received the petition.
The petition shall:
(a) be clearly designated "petition for a rule change";
(b) state the petitioner's name;
(c) state the petitioner's interest in the rule, including relevant affiliation, if any;
(d) include a statement as required by Subsection 63G-3-601(4) regarding the requested rule change;
(e) state the approximate wording of the requested rule change;
(f) describe the reason for the rule change;
(g) include an address, an e-mail address when available, and telephone where the petitioner can be reached during regular business hours; and
(h) be signed by the petitioner.
(1) The agency head or designee shall:
(a) review and consider the petition;
(b) write a response to the petition stating:
(i) that the petition is denied and reasons for denial; or
(ii) the date when the agency is initiating a rule change consistent with the intent of the petition; and
(c) send the response to the petitioner within the time frame provided by Section 63G-3-601.
(2) The petitioned agency may, within the time frame provided by Section 63G-3-601, interview the petitioner, hold a public hearing on the petition, or take any action the agency, in its judgment, deems necessary to provide the petition due consideration.
(3) The agency shall retain the petition and a copy of the agency's response as part of the administrative record.
(4) The agency shall mail copies of its decision to all persons who petitioned for a rule change.
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For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R15, please contact the promulgating agency (Administrative Services, Administrative Rules (Office of)). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.