Subject 590-2-1 RULES OF GENERAL APPLICABILITY
|(1)||Upon request, each State agency, board, bureau, commission, department, activity, or officer authorized by law expressly to make rules and regulations or to determine contested cases shall be assigned a control number, in numerical order when possible, such as: 590 Secretary of State.|
rule-making purposes, the agency title is eliminated from the control number,
and the control number is followed by a dash (-), as follows: 590-. Should a
rule-making agency have in its organization one or more departments, divisions,
or primary subject matters, such departments, divisions, or primary subject
matters shall be designated by a number following the control, and this number
shall be followed by a dash (-), such as: 590-2- (Office of Secretary of State,
Administrative Procedure Division).
|(1)|| Each rule shall be given a number
preceded by a decimal (.) which shall follow the chapter number, such as:
590-2-1-.01, 590-1-2-.02, etc.
|(2)||If a rule has only one paragraph, that paragraph shall be unnumbered and shall follow the rule title, which is followed by a period (.).|
|(3)||If a rule has more than one main paragraph, each paragraph shall be indented to the third space and shall be numbered (1), (2), (3), etc. consecutively|
|(4)|| If a rule has only one main paragraph and
one or more subparagraphs, the main paragraph shall be unnumbered and shall
follow the rule title, which is followed by a period (.). The first line of all
subparagraphs shall be indented to the third space and all following lines
shall revert to the margin.
|(5)|| If a
rule is divided into many separate paragraphs, such paragraphs shall be
numbered as follows:
(1), (2), etc. (Main paragraphs);
(a), (b), etc. (Subparagraphs under main paragraph);
1., 2., etc. (Subparagraphs under (a),(b), etc.);
(i), (ii), etc. (Subparagraphs under 1., 2., etc.);
(I), (II), etc. (Subparagraphs under (i), (ii), etc.);
I., II., etc. (Subparagraphs under (I), (II), etc.):
A., B., etc. (Subparagraphs under I., II., etc.);
(A), (B), etc. (Subparagraphs under A., B., etc.);
(1) (Main paragraph);
(a) (Subparagraph under main paragraph);
1. (Subparagraph under (a));
2. (Subparagraph under (a));
(b) (2nd paragraph under (1));
1. (Subparagraph under (b));
(i) (Subparagraph under 1.);
(ii) (2nd subparagraph under 1.);
(I) (Subparagraph under (ii));
(II) (2nd subparagraph under (ii));
I. (Subparagraph under (II);
A. (Subparagraph under I.);
(A) (Subparagraph under A.);
(2) (2nd main paragraph)
(a) (Subparagraph under main paragraph);
1. (Subparagraph under (a))
|(6)||All paragraphs shall use the same indenture and margin as main paragraphs.|
Within twenty (20) days after July 21, 1965, each Agency shall file in the Office of Secretary of State an original and two (2) copies of all rules in effect prior to the effective date of the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act (July 1, 1965).
|(1)|| Number of Filings. After March 20, 2003,
an agency shall electronically file one original of all new rules and
amendments to rules. Such rules and/or amendments shall be certified by the
authority authorized to certify same on a separate page, termed "Certification
Page," in accordance with subparagraph (b) of this paragraph (1), and in
accordance with subparagraph (8)(a) of this Rule.
|(2)|| Letter of Transmittal. All rules and
amendments shall be accompanied by a letter, termed "letter of transmittal,"
listing the rule/s concerned (whether in one chapter or in several chapters),
and stating the name and telephone number of the person to be contacted should
questions arise concerning said rules or amendments.
|(3)|| Rule Title. Each rule shall have a
catchline, or title, defining the substance of said rule. This catchline, or
title, shall follow the rule number; each main word of title shall be
capitalized; minor words shall not be capitalized.
|(4)|| Number of Rules in a Chapter.
A chapter may contain only one rule, or may contain many rules relating to the
same general subject matter.
Amendment to an Existing Rule. If a rule has been repealed and a new rule
adopted in lieu thereof, the rule number shall be cited; if the rule title is
changed, both the former title and the new title shall be cited.
|(6)||Citing Repeal of an Existing Rule. If a rule (or part/s of a rule) is repealed and no new rule (or part/s of a rule) adopted, such action shall be cited on the Certification Page in accordance with paragraph (1) and subparagraph (8)(a) of this Rule.|
|(7)||Change of Title of Agency. At such time as the title of an agency (State board, commission, department, etc.) is changed by law, certification shall be filed with the Office of Secretary of State stating the former title and the new title, and stating the legal authority for such change.|
|(8)|| Illustration of Forms. All new rules,
amendments, repeals, or emergency rules filed after March 20, 2003, shall use
the following forms:
|(9)||If more than one chapter (or part/s of a chapter) is filed at the same time, a separate certification page shall be filed for each chapter.|