A. An agency shall file substantive policy statements pursuant to section 41-1013, subsection B.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 41-1091

  • Agency: means any board, commission, department, officer or other administrative unit of this state, including the agency head and one or more members of the agency head or agency employees or other persons directly or indirectly purporting to act on behalf or under the authority of the agency head, whether created under the Constitution of Arizona or by enactment of the legislature. See Arizona Laws 41-1001
  • Substantive policy statement: means a written expression which informs the general public of an agency's current approach to, or opinion of, the requirements of the federal or state constitution, federal or state statute, administrative rule or regulation, or final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction, including, where appropriate, the agency's current practice, procedure or method of action based upon that approach or opinion. See Arizona Laws 41-1001

B. An agency shall ensure that the first page of each substantive policy statement includes the following notice:

This substantive policy statement is advisory only. A substantive policy statement does not include internal procedural documents that only affect the internal procedures of the agency and does not impose additional requirements or penalties on regulated parties or include confidential information or rules made in accordance with the Arizona administrative procedure act. If you believe that this substantive policy statement does impose additional requirements or penalties on regulated parties you may petition the agency under section 41-1033, Arizona Revised Statutes, for a review of the statement.

C. The agency shall publish at least annually a directory summarizing the subject matter of all currently applicable rules and substantive policy statements. The agency shall keep copies of this directory and all of its substantive policy statements at one location. The directory, rules and substantive policy statements and any materials incorporated by reference in the rules or substantive policy statements shall be open to public inspection at the office of the agency director.