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A. Notwithstanding this chapter, the board may, upon a finding that an emergency exists and adoption of the rule is necessary to protect the public health, safety or welfare, to avoid an imminent budget reduction or to avoid serious prejudice to the public interest, adopt a rule without complying with the public notice requirements of this chapter. Within a reasonable time after adopting an emergency rule, the board shall review the emergency rule to determine whether the rule should continue in effect or be terminated.
B. Notwithstanding this chapter, the board may, upon a finding that a rule is required by state or federal law or regulation and, provided the requirement to adopt the rule on an expedited basis is not the result of delay or inaction by the board, adopt a rule without complying with the public notice requirements of this chapter.
C. Notwithstanding this chapter, the board may adopt, amend, or repeal rules that do not increase the cost of regulatory compliance or reduce the procedural rights of regulated parties by complying with A.R.S. Title 38, Chapter 3, Article 3.1.
(Ord. 2015-46 § 1 (part), 2015)