Rule Making Process
The rule making process follows these steps to approve any new regulation:
- APCD proposes a draft regulation that is typically released to stakeholders for informal comments.
- A committee of the Air Pollution Control Board approves the draft, beginning the formal public review process.
- A legal notice is published, announcing the beginning of a 30-day written formal public comment period.
- The Board then schedules a public hearing on the proposed regulation.
- Following the public hearing and consideration of all public comments, the Board may:
- Adopt the proposed regulation;
- Reject the proposed regulation;
- Modify the proposed regulation;
- Seek additional public comment; or
- Take no action.
- After adoption, APCD begins implementing the new regulation.