<html> <head> <title>Rule 12:20:03:05 Procedure for requested mediation.</title> <META NAME="Keywords" Content="Administrative Rules 12:20:03:05"> <META NAME="Description" Content="Administrative Rules 12:20:03:05 Procedure for requested mediation."> <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 15 (filtered)"> <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4;} @font-face {font-family:Calibri; panose-1:2 15 5 2 2 2 4 3 2 4;} @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 2 6 3 5 4 5 2 3 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {margin:0in; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times",serif;} .MsoChpDefault {font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;} /* Page Definitions */ @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:49.7pt 63.35pt 49.7pt 1.0in;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple style='word-wrap:break-word'> <div class=WordSection1> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>12:20:03:05.&nbsp;&nbsp;Procedure for requested mediation.</b> The following procedure applies upon receipt of a request for mediation:</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (1)&nbsp;&nbsp;The director shall evaluate the request and determine if mediation is allowable under SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=46A-11A">46A-11A</A>;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (2)&nbsp;&nbsp;If not allowable, the director shall mail a notice to the requesting party explaining why the mediation request is not allowable through the Department of Agriculture</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'> and Natural Resources</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>. A requesting party may in writing, request the determination of the director be reviewed by the secretary and reconsidered;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (3)&nbsp;&nbsp;Mailing the notice of request for mediation by certified mail to the non-requesting party begins the mediation period;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (4)&nbsp;&nbsp;A non-requesting party receiving notice of a request for mediation must answer in writing to the director within 20 days after the notice was postmarked. A non-requesting party who fails to respond to the director within 20 days is considered to have waived mediation;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (5)&nbsp;&nbsp;Upon receipt of the non-requesting party's written intent to mediate, the director shall schedule a mediation session.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Source:</b> 42 SDR 31, effective September 8, 2015</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family: "Times New Roman",serif'>; SL 2021, ch 1, &#167;&#167; 8, 19, effective April 19, 2021</span><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>.</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>General Authority:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=46A-11A-1">46A-11A-1.</A></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Law Implemented:</b> SDCL <A HREF="/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=46A-11A-1">46A-11A-1.</A></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='text-align:justify'><span style='font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>&nbsp;</span></p> </div> </body> </html>