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     1-26-5.   Notice of proposed emergency rule--Service--Use of emergency rule adoption procedure. Prior to the adoption or amendment of an emergency rule, an agency shall publish a notice of intent to adopt an emergency rule in the manner prescribed in § 1-26-4.1 and shall serve on the person specified by subdivision 1-26-4(1), each member of the Interim Rules Review Committee, and the director:
             (1)      A copy of the proposed rule, which shall bear a special number to distinguish it from a permanent rule;
             (2)      Any publication described in § 1-26-6.6 which shall be returned to the agency upon completion of the director's review and retained by the agency; and
             (3)      A statement, with the reasons, that the emergency procedure is necessary: because of imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare; to prevent substantial unforeseen financial loss to state government; or because of the occurrence of an unforeseen event at a time when the adoption of a rule in response to such event by the emergency procedure is required to secure or protect the best interests of the state or its residents.
     Any agency may use the emergency rule adoption procedure. However, no agency may use the emergency rule adoption procedure for the convenience of the agency merely to avoid the consequences for failing to timely promulgate rules.

Source: SL 1966, ch 159, § 3; repealed SL 1972, ch 8, § 36; re-enacted SL 1975, ch 16, § 11; SL 1978, ch 13, § 3; SL 1986, ch 20, § 5; SL 1989, ch 16, § 6; SL 1990, ch 22; SL 1997, ch 11, § 1; SL 1998, ch 9, § 3; SL 2003, ch 17, § 2; SL 2006, ch 4, § 3; SL 2009, ch 9, § 4.


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