Rule-Making Process & Proposed Rules


The IUB prepares a chart of its Rule-Making Dockets (RMUs) currently in active status. The chart lists the active RMU dockets by chapter number and is updated weekly. An active RMU docket will remain on the chart until the rule making is terminated or the rule amendments become effective. 

The active rule makings are also available for review on the State of Iowa's Administrative Rules website

You may comment on the noticed rules until the end of the comment period as follows:

  • By filing comments in the IUB's electronic filing system (EFS). For more information on how to file comments in the EFS, please refer to the filing procedures webpage or the EFS help document.
  • Orally or in writing at the opportunity for oral presentation, if an opportunity for oral presentation will be held (see proposed rules). 
  • By filing a written comment in the docket using the IUB's online open docket comment form.

The IUB’s rules regarding rule-making procedures are at 199 Iowa Administrative Code chapter 3.

Matt Oetker has been designated the Agency Rules Administrator. The Administrator’s address is 1375 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50319.

You can determine when the Administrative Rules Review Committee will be considering the rules in the docket by accessing the Committee’s agenda. The rules are usually considered by the Committee the month after the proposed rules are published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin.

All documents relating to each rule-making docket are available for review in EFS. From the EFS navigation bar, select Search, Docket Search, and type in the docket number for the rule making in which you are interested.  To display all documents for that particular docket, click on the documents link.

Printed from the website on August 16, 2022 at 7:24am.