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IDWR Rulemaking 2021/2022

The following table summarizes the IWRB’s and IDWR’s rulemaking activities for the 2021/2022 rulemaking period. Some rules are being presented for authorization and negotiated rulemaking as part of the IWRB’s and IDWR’s plan to review each rule every 5 years consistent with the Governor’s Zero-Based Regulation Executive Order 2020-01. Other rules will be presented in anticipation of Legislature adjournment without passage of a “going home bill” reauthorizing all of Idaho’s administrative laws as required by Idaho Code.

Authorizing AgencySectionDocket DescriptionStatus
IWRB/IDWRAllOmnibus Temporary Fee RulemakingProposed Rule Published
IWRB/IDWRLegalZBR* Rulemaking - IDAPA 37.01.01 Rules of ProcedureProposed Rule Published
IWRBPlanning & ProjectsZBR* Rulemaking - IDAPA 37.02.01 Comprehensive State Water Plan RulesTerminated
IWRBDam SafetyZBR* Rulemaking - IDAPA 37.03.06 Safety of Dam RulesPending initiation
IWRBCompliance BureauZBR* Rulemaking - IDAPA 37.03.07.61 Stream Channel Alterations Rule 61 (Minimum Standards for Suction Dredges and Non-Powered Sluice Equipment)Proposed Rule Published
IWRB/IDWRAllOmnibus Temporary Non-Fee Rulemaking Proposed Rule Published

*ZBR stands for “zero-base” rulemaking or rulemaking by the IWRB and IDWR conducted in compliance with the Governor’s Zero-Based Regulation Executive Order 2020-01.

If you have questions about IDWR’s rulemaking process contact rulesinfo@idwr.idaho.gov or contact Mat Weaver, IDWR’s Rules Review Officer, at 208.287.4800.

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