405:1-1-12. Requests for promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule 
(a)    Requests for promulgation, amendment, or repeal of a rule shall be made in writing to the Director of the Department. Requests shall give the text of a proposed new rule or amendment, and cite such rules as are requested to be repealed or amended, and shall explain the reasons and justification for the request.
(b)    Any resulting action to adopt a new rule or amendment or to repeal an existing rule shall be taken at an early date at an open hearing conducted in accordance with the notice and other requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act.