A notice of rulemaking after emergency adoption for proposed permanent disability rating schedule regulations will be published by the state Office of Administrative Law on Feb. 4, 2005. A public hearing on the proposed regulations has been scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday, Apr. 4, 2005, in the auditorium of the Gov. Hiram Johnson State Office Building, 455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102. Members of the public may comment on the regulations until 5 p.m. on that day.
The proposed rulemaking is to permanently adopt the emergency regulations which became effective Jan. 1, 2005. DWC will consider all public comment, and may modify the proposed regulations for consideration during an additional 15 day public comment period. The notice of rulemaking, text of the regulations, and the initial statement of reasons can be found at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwcpropregs/PDRSRegs.htm.
More information about the rulemaking process can be found on
OAL's Web site at http://www.oal.ca.gov.