South Carolina Code of Regulations
Chapter 28 - DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
28-27 - Petition for Adoption of Rules.
28-27. Petition for Adoption of Rules.
A. Any interested person may petition the Administrator requesting the promulgation, amendment or repeal of a rule. The petition shall be in writing, be addressed to the Administrator and include a clear statement of the petitioner's proposal and may include any supporting data that may assist the Administrator in reaching a determination. The petition need not be of any particular form, but must contain the information required by this section.
B. If the Administrator deems the matter to be of sufficient public importance, in the exercise of his absolute discretion he may schedule the matter for a public hearing, pursuant to the procedures provided in the Administrative Procedures Act, (as amended).
C. Within thirty (30) days after submission of a petition, the Administrator either shall deny the petition in writing to the petitioner, stating his reasons for the denial, or shall initiate rule-making procedures in accordance with the provisions on procedures for adoption of rules in the Administrative Procedures Act, (as amended).
HISTORY: Added in State Register Volume 17, Issue No. 2, eff February 26, 1993.