Proposed Revisions to Titles 18, 20, and 21

Explanation of Proposed  Revisions to Titles 18, 20, and 21

resulting from Act 248 of 2017

Act 248 of 2017 requires all state boards and commissions to promulgate rules to address hardship experienced by active duty service members, returning military veterans, and their spouses related to compliance with administrative rules regarding the issuance of licenses, certificates, and permits.

Existing ANRC Titles 18, 20, and 21 are the only ANRC rules affected by this Act.  Act 248 requires a licensing or permitting agency to accept an applicant’s military training and experience in place of education or experience that would otherwise be required by the licensing or permitting agency, if the military training and experience are substantially similar to the licensing or permitting agency’s requirements. Act 248 also requires government agencies to expedite permitting and allow a full or partial exemption from continuing education requirements for active duty military service members, returning military veterans, and their spouses.

The Commission held a public hearing to obtain comments on all three proposed revisions on December 11, 2017 and accepted public comment on the revisions through December 27, 2017.   On March 21, 2018, the Commission adopted the rules with some changes made pursuant to public comment.  The Commission resubmitted the rules to Legislative Council and is currently waiting for legislative review and approval.  ANRC anticipates that these rules will become effective by June 1, 2018. 

Proposed revisions to Title 18 (accreditation of floodplain managers):

  1. Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement filed with Legislative Council
  2. Summary
  3. Mark-Up of Rule (Language proposed for deletion is struck through like this:  water plan.  New language is underlined.)  

Proposed revisions to Title 20 (nutrient management applicators):

  1. Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement filed with Legislative Council
  2. Summary
  3. Mark-Up of Rule 

Proposed revisions to Title 21 (nutrient management planners):

  1. Questionnaire and Financial Impact Statement filed with Legislative Council
  2. Summary
  3. Mark-Up of Rule