Hemp Rulemaking Public Hearing
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This meeting is scheduled as a listening session to receive verbal comments on the proposed rulemaking listed in volume 27, Issue 16 of the Arizona Administrative Register (see attached). No response will be given to verbal comments related to the rulemaking during the meeting. Commenters will be provided a response at a later time. Those wishing to provide verbal comments during the meeting are asked to complete and submit a speaker card by 9:00 a.m. (MST). This would be helpful to keep the call organized and ensure all commenters have the opportunity to speak.
Written comments regarding the proposed rulemaking can be submitted until 11:59PM (MST) on May 17, 2021
The Department intends to revise the industrial hemp program rules to achieve three primary objectives: (1) reduce licensing fees to ensure the income is comparable to expenditures for the program (implemented by Emergency Rulemaking in 2020); (2) comply with the federal regulations under 7 CFR Part 990 for domestic hemp production; and (3) ease the overall regulatory burden and reduce the amount of paperwork produced, while maintaining regulatory control for the regulated community.