Health Risk Limit Rules for Groundwater
2012/2013 Amendment - Schedule
October 2013 update: The 2012/2013 Amendments to the Health Risk Limit Rules for Groundwater have been adopted. A copy of the current rule can be viewed on the website of the Office of the Revisor of Statutes under Minnesota Rules Chapter 4717.7860 and Chapter 4717.7500.
An estimated schedule of the 2012/2013 rule amendment process is available below. During any step of the process, issues could arise that alter the anticipated timeline.
|Task list||Anticipated Timeline||Actual Timeline||Notes|
|Request for Comments||Summer 2012||July 9, 2012||This notice was published in the July 9, 2012 issue (Volume 37, Number 2) of the State Register. Upon publication of this notice, a 60-day period is available to comment on possible amendments.|
|Public Stakeholder Meeting to inform rule development||Summer 2012||August 28, 2012||MDH held a public meeting on August 28, 2012 to solicit input. Please see 2012/2013 Amendment - Public Meeting for more information.|
|A draft of the proposed amendments to HRL rules and Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR)||Winter 2013||March 4, 2013||The draft SONAR and proposed rules amendments were added to the MDH website.|
|Notice of Intent to Adopt – Dual Notice||Early 2013||March 11, 2013 - April 10, 2013||MDH published a "Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules" in the State Register.|
|Office of Administrative Hearing (OAH) Review|
|Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Review||Early to Mid 2013||Approved August 2, 2013||An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will review the proposed rules and related documents to ensure agencies have the statutory authority to propose or amend rules, demonstrate the rule’s need and reasonableness, give adequate notice regarding the rules, and comply with other rulemaking requirements.|
|Governor’s Office Approval|
|Governor's Office Approval||September 2013||September 5, 2013||Upon the ALJ's review and approval, the Governor will review the proposed rules.|
|Adoption of Rules|
|Adoption of Rules||September 23, 2013||September 23, 2013||Upon the Governor’s approval of rules, MDH will publish Notice of Adoption in the State Register.|
Note: A typical timeframe for rulemaking from publishing the Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules until the date the rules become effective is about three months if there is no hearing and about five months if there is a hearing.