The rulemaking process includes many formal steps, including several opportunities for the public to provide feedback.
Key Step 1: Rules development. PELSB board members and staff meet with stakeholders to prepare an initial draft of proposed rule changes, including through listening sessions, targeted meetings, and other outreach.
Key Step 2: Request for Comments. The Board publishes the "Request for Comments" in the State Register, which triggers a minimum of a 60-day comment period. A subcommittee of board members is responsible for re viewing comments and considering additional rule changes.
Key Step 3: Notice of Intent to Adopt Rule. The Board Publishes the "Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules" in the State Register, which triggers a minimum of a 30-day comment period. The full board is responsible for considering feedback and making additional rule changes. At this time, the Board releases the Statement of Need and Reasonableness. The "Notice of Intent to Adopt Rule" may also include information about a rules hearing.
Key Step 4: Rules Hearing. If a rules hearing is held, all members of the public are encouraged to participate. After the hearing, the Administrative Law Judge will assess the legality of the proposed rule changes and issue an order.
Key Step 5: Notice of Adoption. Only after the "Notice of Adoption" is published in the State Register do rule changes become final.