Emergency Rule-Making Documents Filed Prior to Publication in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin (IAB)

These documents are filed by an agency using statutory “emergency” procedures. These procedures bypass public notice and participation and allow an immediate or early effective date. The documents will be officially published in the indicated IAB.
ARC Agency Subject of Rule Making Agency Document Effective Date Publication Date in IAB
ARC 4989C Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department[21]

This proposed rule making is in response to additional requirements requested by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure compliance with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which amended the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, and with further restrictions found in 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 599.

 

Fullfillment of these changes is necessary for the Department to recieve USDA approval of the state plan to administer an industrial hemp program.

02/24/2020 03/11/2020
ARC 4842C Agriculture and Land Stewardship Department[21]

Proposed rule making outlines provisions for the Department to submit a state plan for approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the domestic production of hemp.

 

The rules includes provisions for maintaining information on the land where hemp is produced, testing the levels of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, disposing of plants not meeting necessary requirements, licensing requirements, and ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 which amended the Agricultureal Marketing Act of 1946 and further restrictions found in SF 599.

12/11/2019 01/01/2020