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Rule Development

When L&I officially announces a rule, it does so through permanent rulemaking, expedited rulemaking or emergency rulemaking. Read some of the common rulemaking terms.

The permanent rulemaking process

Stage 1 A Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101 form) is filed with the Code Reviser's Office.
Stage 2 A Proposed Rulemaking (CR-102 form) and the proposed rule language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office. Notice of the public hearing date and comment period are provided on the CR-102 form. If required, Small Business Economic Impact Statement (SBEIS) and/or a Preliminary Cost Benefit Analysis will be available to review.
Stage 3 A Rulemaking Order of Adoption (CR-103 form) and the final rule language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office. The agency responds to public comments in the Concise Explanatory Statement. If required, a Final Cost Benefit Analysis will be available for review.
Stage 4 The rule becomes effective 30 days after filing the CR-103 form with the Code Reviser's Office unless a later date is stated on the CR-103 form.

The expedited adoption rulemaking process

Stage 1 Expedited Rulemaking (CR-105 form) and the expedited proposed language or expedited repeal language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office.
Stage 2 A Rulemaking Order of Adoption (CR-103 form) and the rule adoption language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office.
Stage 3 The rule adoption or repeal becomes effective 30 days after filing the Rule Making Order of Adoption with the Code Reviser's Office unless a later date is specified.

The emergency rulemaking process

Stage 1 A Rulemaking Order of Adoption (CR-103 form) and the rule adoption language are filed with the Code Reviser's Office.
Stage 2 The rule becomes effective upon filing, unless a later date is specified.

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