205 CMR 106.04 - Petitions for Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Regulations

(1) Any interested person may file a petition with the commission pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 4, for the adoption, amendment or repeal of any regulation. Such petition shall be in writing, be signed by the petitioner or petitioner's attorney, be submitted to the commission at its main office, and include the following information:
(a) The name and address of the petitioner and the petitioner's attorney;
(b) The substance of the requested adoption, amendment or repeal of a regulation;
(c) The reasons for the request;
(d) The specific interest of the petitioner affected by the requested regulation;
(e) Reference to the statutory authority under which the commission may take the requested action; and
(f) Such data, views and arguments as the petitioner thinks pertinent to the request.
(2) After receipt of a petition for the adoption, amendment or repeal of a regulation submitted in accordance with 205 CMR 106.04(1), the commission may consider the petition at an open meeting pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 20, and determine, in its discretion, whether or not to take any action on or as a result of the petition. At the meeting the commission may, but shall not be required to, entertain comments or questions from members of the public pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 20(f). Within 20 days after the meeting, the commission will notify the petitioner as to its determination, if any, concerning the petition. The commission may, but is not required to, explain the reasons for any determination on a petition.
(3) The submission of a petition for the adoption, amendment or repeal of any regulation pursuant to 205 CMR 106.04(1), and any action, inaction, determination or notice by the commission pursuant to 205 CMR 106.04(2) with respect thereto, shall not constitute a regulation and shall confer no legal rights, duties or privileges whatsoever on the petitioner or any other person.


205 CMR 106.04

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