Rulemaking docket for Minn. R. Chapt. 4714 (non-hearing)
Permanent Amendment to Rules Governing the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Minnesota Rules, chapter 4714, Revisor's I.D. number R-04713.
The board recently incorporated by reference the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), with amendments. The Notice of Adoption was published March 22, 2021, and the rule will became effective Dec. 17, 2021, due to the mandatory 270-day lag period in Minnesota Statutes § 326B.13, subdivision 8. It came to the board chair’s attention that due to renumbering, when combined with the existing and soon-to-be-effective Minnesota amendments, there are some provisions of the 2018 UPC that were inadvertently retained and conflict with Minnesota amendments that were vetted by the board and the public. This rulemaking clarifies the 2020 Minnesota Plumbing Code by deleting the UPC sections that were inadvertently retained and that conflict with the Minnesota amendments.
Published notices and comment periods
The Notice of Adoption was published in the State Register on Jan. 24, 2022. The adopted rule amendments will become effective Jan. 31, 2022.
The Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing was published in the State Register on Nov. 1, 2021.
A request for comments was published in the July 19, 2021, State Register.
Availability of rule draft and SONAR
Requests for hearing; date and place of hearing
The board did not receive 25 or more requests for hearing. No hearing was held.
The rule was approved by the Office of Administrative Hearings in an order dated Jan. 3, 2022.
Timetable/status of the rule proceeding; agency determinations
The rule was approved by the Office of Administrative Hearings. See Order above.
Date the rule was filed with the Secretary of State and the effective date of the rule as adopted
The effective date of the rule as adopted is Jan. 31, 2022. The rule was filed with the Secretary of State on Jan. 11, 2022.