(1) The legislature directs that any rule proposed by the director which is broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or regulations, or proposes to regulate an activity not regulated by the federal government, is subject to the following additional requirements: the notice of proposed rulemaking and rulemaking record requirements under chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, must clearly specify that the proposed rule, or portions of the proposed rule, are broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or regulations, or regulate an activity not regulated by the federal government, and must delineate which portions of the proposed rule are broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or regulations, or regulate an activity not regulated by the federal government.

Terms Used In Idaho Code 22-101A

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114
(2)  In proposing any rule or portions of any rule pursuant to chapter 49, title 22, Idaho Code, chapter 38, title 25, Idaho Code, or chapter 4, title 37, Idaho Code, the director shall utilize:  
(a)  The best available peer reviewed science and supporting studies conducted in accordance with sound and objective scientific practices; and
(b)  Data collected by accepted methods or best available methods if the reliability of the method and the nature of the decision justify use of the data.
(3)  Any proposed rule subject to this section which proposes a standard necessary to protect human health and the environment shall also include in the rulemaking record requirements under chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, the following additional information:
(a)  Identification of each population or receptor addressed by an estimate of public health effects or environmental effects; and
(b)  Identification of the expected risk or central estimate of risk for the specific population or receptor; and
(c)  Identification of each appropriate upper bound or lower bound estimate of risk; and
(d)  Identification of each significant uncertainty identified in the process of the assessment of public health effects or environmental effects and any studies that would assist in resolving the uncertainty; and
(e)  Identification of studies known to the director that support, are directly relevant to, or fail to support any estimate of public health effects or environmental effects and the methodology used to reconcile inconsistencies in the data.
(4)  The director shall also include a summary of the information required by subsection (3) of this section in the notice of rulemaking required by chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
(5)  Any rule promulgated or adopted by the director which is broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or regulations, or which regulates an activity not regulated by the federal government, submitted to the standing committee of the legislature pursuant to section 67-5291, Idaho Code, shall include a notice by the director identifying the portions of the adopted rule that are broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or rules, or which regulate an activity not regulated by the federal government.
(6)  Nothing provided herein is intended to alter the scope or effect of any other provision of state law which limits or prohibits agency action or rulemaking that is broader in scope or more stringent than federal law or regulations.
(7)  The provisions of this section place conditions on the director’s rulemaking authority, which authority is authorized pursuant to provisions other than those set forth in chapter 1, title 22, Idaho Code. Nothing provided in this section is intended to grant the director additional rulemaking authority.
(8)  The requirements of this section shall apply to the director’s promulgation of new rules as well as the amendment of rules in effect on the effective date of this act.