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6.09.030 Administrative Authority.

A.        The Revenue Division administers this Chapter.  Nothing in this Chapter precludes the disposition of a controversy by stipulation or agreed settlement, through correspondence or a conference with the Director.

B.        The Director may implement procedures, forms and written policies for administering the provisions of this Chapter.

C.        The Director may adopt rules relating to matters within the scope of this Chapter or to obtain compliance with this Chapter.

1.         Before adopting a new rule, a public hearing must be held.  The Director shall give reasonable notice of the hearing, not less than 10 nor more than 30 days before the hearing.  The notice shall include the place, time, purpose of the public hearing, a brief description of the proposed rule(s) and where copies of the full text of the proposed rule(s) may be obtained.

2.         At the hearing, the Director must accept oral or written testimony concerning the proposed rule.  The Director must either adopt the proposed rule, modify it or reject it, taking into consideration the testimony received during the hearing.  Unless otherwise stated, all rules adopted by the Director are effective upon adoption.

3.         The Director may adopt an interim rule without prior public notice upon a finding that failure to act promptly will result in serious prejudice to the public interest or the interest of the affected parties, including the specific reasons for such prejudice.  Any rule adopted pursuant to this paragraph shall be effective for a period of no longer than 180 days.