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The rulemaking docket contains information and links related to current rulemaking activities by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, including published notices, availability of rule drafts, how to submit comments, the status of the rule adoption process and hearings, information about newly adopted rules and the names of contact people.

The date shown is the last date the material was updated. The items are in order with the most recent at the top of the list. If there is nothing listed, it means there is no current rulemaking dockets underway within the Department of Commerce.

Public Rulemaking Docket - Active Project(s)


Possible Amendment to Rules Governing Thermal Insulation Standards, Minnesota Rules, chapter 7640


Subject Matter: 
Rules Governing Thermal Insulation Standards

Notices Published: Request for Comments published 21 Jan 2014 State Register (38 SR 1023)

Agency Contact Persons:

For technical or substantive questions:
Eric Boyd (Lead Staff) 
Department of Commerce 
85 7th Place E, Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101 
eric.boyd@state.mn.us 


For written comments, questions, or requests:  
Susan Bergh (Rules Coordinator)  
Department of Commerce  
85 7th Place E, Suite 500  
St. Paul MN 55101  
susan.bergh@state.mn.us

Current Status: Pending

Availability of Rule Draft: Proposed Permanent Rules Relating to Commerce; Thermal Insulation Standards; Materials and Installation (.pdf)

Rule Type: Permanent

Public Hearing Schedule: N/A

Date Rule Adopted: N/A

Secretary of State Filing Date: N/A

Effective Date of Rule: N/A





Possible Amendment to Rules Governing Annuity Mortality Tables, Minnesota Rules, chapter 2752


Subject Matter: 
Rules Governing Annuity Mortality Tables

Notices Published: Request for Comments published 06 Jan 2014 State Register (38 SR 986)

Agency Contact Persons:

For technical or substantive questions:  
Blaine Shepherd (Lead Staff)  
Department of Commerce  
85 7th Place E, Suite 500  
St. Paul MN 55101  
blaine.shepherd@state.mn.us


For written comments, questions, or requests:  
Susan Bergh (Rules Coordinator)  
Department of Commerce  
85 7th Place E, Suite 500  
St. Paul MN 55101  
susan.bergh@state.mn.us

Current Status: Pending

Availability of Rule Draft: Proposed Permanent Rules Governing Annuity Mortality Tables (.pdf)

Rule Type: Permanent

Public Hearing Schedule: N/A

Date Rule Adopted: N/A

Secretary of State Filing Date: N/A

Effective Date of Rule: N/A





Possible Amendment to Rules Governing the Valuation of Life Insurance, Minnesota Rules, chapter 2747

Subject Matter: Rules Governing the Valuation of Life Insurance

Notices Published: Request for Comments published 01 Oct 2012 State Register (37 SR 484)

Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing published 19 Aug 2013 State Register (38 SR 243); comments and hearing requests due 20 Sep 2013

Notice of Adoption published 9 Dec 2013 (38 SR 847)

Agency Contact Persons:

For technical or substantive questions:
Blaine Shepherd (Lead Staff)
Department of Commerce
85 7th Place E, Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101
blaine.shepherd@state.mn.us

For written comments, questions, or requests:
Susan Bergh (Rules Coordinator)
Department of Commerce
85 7th Place E, Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101
susan.bergh@state.mn.us

Current Status: Adopted

Availability of Rule Draft: Published 19 Aug 2013 State Register (38 SR 243)

Rule Type: Permanent

Public Hearing Schedule: N/A

Date Rule Adopted: 9 Oct 2013

Secretary of State Filing Date: 19 Nov 2013

Effective Date of Rule: 16 Dec 2013




Possible Amendment to Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund Cost Containment Rules, Minnesota Rules, chapter 2890

Subject Matter: Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund Cost Containment

Notices Published: (Request for Comments published 30 Apr 2012 State Register (36 SR 1318)

Agency Contact Persons:

For technical or substantive questions:
Joel Fischer (Lead Staff)
Department of Commerce
85 7th Place E, Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101
joel.fischer@state.mn.us


For written comments, questions, or requests:
Susan Bergh (Rules Coordinator)
Department of Commerce
85 7th Place E, Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101
susan.bergh@state.mn.us

Current Status: Pending

Availability of Rule Draft: When available, a draft of the proposed rules will be posted.

Rule Type: Permanent

Public Hearing Schedule: N/A

Date Rule Adopted: N/A

Secretary of State Filing Date: N/A

Effective Date of Rule: N/A




Possible Amendment to Rules Governing the Regulation of Actuarial Opinion and Memorandum, Minnesota Rules, chapter 2711

Subject Matter: Rules Governing the Regulation of Actuarial Opinion and Memorandum

Notices Published:

Request for Comments published 17 Jan 2012 State Register (36 SR 814)

Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing published 29 Oct 2012 State Register (37 SR 647); comments and hearing requests due 30 Nov 2012

Notice of Adoption published 8 Apr 2013 State Register (37 SR 1455)

Agency Contact Persons:

For technical or substantive questions:
Blaine Shepherd (Lead Staff)
Department of Commerce
85 7th Place E, Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101
blaine.shepherd@state.mn.us

For written comments, questions, or requests:
Susan Bergh (Rules Coordinator)
Department of Commerce
85 7th Place E, Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101
susan.bergh@state.mn.us

Current Status: Adopted

Availability of Rule Draft: Published 29 Oct 2012 State Register (37 SR 647)

Rule Type: Permanent

Public Hearing Schedule: N/A

Date Rule Adopted: 07 Feb 2013

Secretary of State Filing Date: 11 Mar 2013

Effective Date of Rule:15 Apr 2013




Mailing List: The Department maintains a list of interested persons who would like to receive notice of all rule proposals.  If you are interested in being on the Department's registered mailing list, please submit your request by email

Rule Types:  Permanent (Ch. 14); Expedited Permanent (§14.389); Good Cause Exempt (§14.388); Exempt (§14.386

To inspect: Written comments; or Written requests for a public hearing; or List of persons who requested a public hearing; contact agency contact person.

Last updated: March 2014