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Rulemaking 2021

Step 1: Negotiated Rulemaking

Negotiated rulemaking is an informal part of the rulemaking process in which interested and affected persons and the agency seek to reach a consensus on the content of a rule. The PDC strongly encourages participation in the process from all stakeholders and welcomes public comment. Once negotiated rulemaking is completed or if negotiated rulemaking is not feasible, the agency will draft a proposed rule and publish it for public review and comment. To review any PDC Proposed Rules, please see the Proposed and Pending Rule page. For details about the rulemaking process, please see the Idaho Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator.

PDC Negotiated Rulemaking Meetings via Zoom for Public Participation:

Two 2-hour meetings on May 18, 2021. Click on the link(s) below to register:

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific/12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time;
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific/4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Please review Chapters 1 and 2 (available at the links above).  These contain the text prepared in collaboration with stakeholders and presented to the 2021 Legislature.  This is the focus of the 2021 Negotiated Rulemaking and is shown within the relevant Chapter in “redline format” so it easy for you to identify and understand.  You may comment verbally during the meeting and/or in writing before or after the meeting prior to the comment deadline, which is May 31, 2021. Please also see the Negotiated Rulemaking Notices (available at the link above). 


Step 2: Proposed Rules

2021 Rulemaking Save the Dates
For any proposed rules approved by the Commission and approved for publication in the Bulletin, the Commission will hold two (2) public hearings via Zoom on the following dates/times:

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 10:30 am – 12:30 am Pacific Time/11:30 am – 1:30 pm Mountain Time

Monday, August 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific Time/2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mountain Time

Stay tuned! As the rulemaking process proceeds, we will update this information with confirmed public hearing dates/times and access to the proposed rules.  In the meantime, please feel free to contact the PDC with any questions.


Rulemaking Record: Comments and Resources

Pursuant to Section 67-5225, Idaho Code, the PDC maintains a rulemaking record that is available for inspection by the public for at least two (2) years after the effective date of the rule. A portion of the rulemaking record for negotiated rules may be posted on this page. If you’d like to inspect the full rulemaking record for any negotiated rule, please contact our office.

2021 Rulemaking Record materials are available here.  The PDC will update this link on a weekly basis as additional materials become available.

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