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To comment on a proposed rule, scroll down to the rulemaking docket at the bottom of this page.  The rulemaking docket includes a table of all rules pending before the Natural Resources Commission.  

Comment On A Proposed Rule

The Natural Resources Commission adopted nonrule policy document Information Bulletin #55 to provide consistency, transparency, and efficiency in the development of hearing officer reports by employees of the Natural Resources Commission Division of Hearings.  Pursuant to Information Bulletin #55, citizens must identify themselves when filing comments for those comments to be included in a report or to be considered by the hearing officer.  Further, Information Bulletin #55 provides that public comments on proposed rules will be accepted through the rulemaking docket, by United States mail sent to: Natural Resources Commission, Division of Hearings, 100 North Senate Avenue, Room N103, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2200 or by email sent to the rulewriter listed on the “Notice of First Comment Period”.

Comments on a rule proposal will not be accepted until the Legislative Services Agency has published a "Notice of First Comment Period" in the Indiana Register or when the Commission has granted preliminary adoption to the proposed rule, and it has been posted on the rulemaking docket.

Public comments submitted on rule proposals are considered by the hearing officer in making a report and are provided to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  In addition, the comments are considered public records and may be accessed by the public through a public records request submitted to the Commission by email or United States mail.  The rule for which the public records are being sought must be referenced in the request.

Rulemaking Docket

In accordance with IC 4-22-2.1-6, comments from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Comments (IEDC) are made available with respect to the following proposed rule amendments:

No rules currently posted require IEDC comments.

Comments may be made by clicking on the "comment on this rule" link for the rule proposal on which you wish to comment.  If the comment period has ended for a particular rule, the "comment on this rule" link will be replaced with  "Comment period closed".

Rule Name: Coastal Zone High Hazard Amendments and other Technical Amendments (312 IAC 10)

Description: (LSA#23-425) Amends 312 IAC 10-1-2 to accurately reflect a statutory reference by adding IC 14-27-7.5. Amends 312 IAC 10-2-28 concerning coastal high hazard areas.

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Rule Name: Property Rules Misc. Amendments (312 IAC 8)

Description: (LSA#23-538) Amends 312 IAC 8-2-3 to remove the requirement that a person hold a valid unlimited license to carry firearm in order to possess the firearm on department property in compliance with Indiana law. Amends 312 IAC 8-2-8 to allow a person to operate a motorized cart on department property if the person: is using the motorized cart within a campground and meets the requirements of IC 14-19-1-(2)(A), meets the requirements of IC 14-19-1(2)(B), or holds a valid driver’s license and is transporting another person as authorized under either provision. Amends 312 IAC 8-2-8 to allow for Class 1 electric bicycles to be operated on department trails designated by the department as a mountain bike trail. Amends and removes language from 312 IAC 8-1.5-14, definition of motorized cart. Adds 312 IAC 8-1.5-5.5 to add the definition of a class I motorized bicycle.

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