Public Meetings

Individuals or groups may wish to express a position at Commission meetings, either supporting or opposing the regulations on the agenda. The Commissioners welcome your perspective in determining whether to approve or disapprove a regulation. We encourage everyone to adhere to the guidelines found at the bottom of this page.

Please be sure to also review the meeting frequently asked questions.

Next Public Meeting
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Next IRRC Public Meeting:
Thursday, December 10, 2015
14th Floor Conference Room,
333 Market Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17101

2015 Public Meeting Schedule*
Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
Cancelled Thursday, February 26, 2015
Cancelled Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Cancelled Thursday, May 14, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Cancelled Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Cancelled Thursday, October 22, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015

*This schedule is tentative and subject to change

You can view meeting agendas and minutes for previous years by selecting a year from the select box below.
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  • Participation Guidelines for IRRC meetings
  • FAQs Regarding Public Meetings

We request that any party wishing to express a position on a regulation adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Please limit your remarks to three minutes. You may supplement your remarks with written comments.
  2. Please provide seven (7) copies of any comments you are making for the Commissioners and the Commission staff.
  3. Select a single spokesperson from your group or organization to address the Commission.
  4. Summarize your main points and present any other new and relevant information. Written comments, previously submitted to the agency and to the Commission, have already been reviewed.
  5. The use of recording devices is permitted so long as they do not disrupt the meeting or interfere with participation in or observation of the meeting by other attendees.
  6. The use of video recording devices is limited to the rear of the meeting room unless another area is designated.
  7. If you intend to use a recording device, please note this on the sign-in sheet prior to the start of the meeting.
  • Do I need to register to speak at a Commission public meeting?
    • It is not required that members of the public register to speak at a Commission public meeting. However, it is recommended that you contact our office to indicate your intent to speak.
  • What happens after the Commission approves a final-form regulation?
    • The Commission will issue an order notifying the promulgating agency, the standing committees and the Legislative Reference Bureau of its approval. In most circumstances, the promulgating agency will then submit the approved regulation to the Office of the Attorney General for legal review. After the Attorney General approves the regulation, the agency will submit it to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.  The regulation becomes effective on the date it is published or on another date specified by the promulgating agency in the regulation or the rulemaking order.

For more frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ page.