This Week at Rules – October 28, 2020

October 28, 2020
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Hello rule readers!

This week at rules we’re exploring our front page focus and looking ahead at the future of discovering rules.

Front Page Focus

This week, we’re taking a look at Title R307, Environmental Quality, Air Quality. R307 covers all rules related to air quality in the state, looking at everything from vehicle to home appliance emissions. As the weather is cooling down and we’re entering winter, it’s a good time to take a look at a few of these that might impact your household. For example, R307-207 and R307-302 discuss wood burning fireplaces.

Take a look at our Codification Segue and Executive Documents pages, the other two featured on our Front Page Focus.

Upcoming Changes

We’re looking forward to our transition from the current Utah Administrative Code page to our new AdminRules Search. Our goal is to make rule searching and discovering an easier process while keeping all of the important info that you need front and center.

As this transition approaches, we thought we’d spend a few blog posts looking at how this will impact you. This week, we’ll cover the new AdminRules Search, going over some of the frequently asked questions about the service.

  • Will I be able to view specific rules as well as all rules from a certain agency?

Of course! The powerful new search capabilities allow for viewing all rules of a rule type (current, proposed, emergency, etc.), all rules from a specific rulemaking agency, and single, specific rules.

  • Do I need to know the rule title or number to find a specific rule?

Not with the new system. We’re excited to introduce keyword searching, which allows for people to discover rules simply by searching related terms. For example, someone interested becoming a construction contractor might want to view the licensing requirements. Without knowing the rule number, one can simply search, “contractor license,” and the relevant rule will appear.

  • Will I still be able to download offline copies of rules to review?

Absolutely. Each rule has both HTML and PDF copies available to download for offline viewing.

  • When can I use the new AdminRules Search?

While we’re still working hard on it, you can preview the new search now at https://adminrules.utah.gov/. We’ll make sure to keep our channels updated with a concrete date on completion, so make sure you’re checking back here and our Facebook and Twitter pages regularly.

Note: some rules might be outdated or missing. Since we’re still transitioning, this is expected. See the next question for what to do with specific questions or if an issue occurs.  

  • I have an AdminRules Search question that’s not answered here. Who can I contact?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new search. Send an email to [email protected] with any questions or comments on the new system and we’ll be sure to get to back to you!