2015 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health And Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health And Safety
Chapter 24 - Elevators, Dumbwaiters, and Escalators
§ 20-24-107 - Elevator Safety Board -- Adoption and amendment of rules and regulations.
(a) (1) A public hearing shall be held by the Elevator Safety Board prior to the adoption of any rules or regulations authorized by this chapter.
(2) Copies of such rules and regulations as are proposed by the board for adoption shall be made available to all interested parties at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing.
(3) Notice of each hearing shall be published not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the date assigned for the hearing.
(4) The rules and regulations adopted by the board shall be effective and shall be applicable on and after the effective date specified by the board but in no case less than three (3) months after the adoption by the board.
(b) The rules and regulations adopted by the board shall be amended or repealed in the same manner in which they are adopted.
(c) (1) No amendment shall be made to the rules and regulations adopted by the board unless public hearings are held as provided in subsection (a) of this section.
(2) (A) Any person engaged in the inspection, alteration, construction, repair, or operation of elevators, dumbwaiters, or escalators, or any owner, insurer, or lessee thereof, may, from time to time, by written petition to the Director of the Department of Labor, request that any rules and regulations adopted by the board under subsection (a) of this section be amended, or the director shall refer the petition to the board for its consideration and recommendation.
(B) The board shall hold public hearings with respect to the subject matter of the petition and shall thereafter approve or disapprove the petition.
(3) The amendments approved by the board shall become effective as provided in this section.
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