|(a) In conducting a review of a proposed rule, the
division shall solicit and consider written public comments from identified
persons submitted to the division before the deadline provided on
the division's website.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section,
the division shall accept and consider public comments submitted to
the division on or before the 30th day after the date that the rule
submission memorandum for the proposed rule is made available to the
public on the division's website.
(c) At the request of a state agency in a rule submission
memorandum, and upon the state agency's showing of an extraordinary
circumstance or a need for the state agency to meet a statutory or
administrative deadline, the division may provide for a shorter public
comment period of not less than 10 days on a proposed rule in order
for the division to conduct an expedited review of the proposed rule.
(d) The division may, but is not required to, consider
public comments regarding a proposed rule received by the division
outside of the public comment period provided by the division under
subsection (b) or (c) of this section.