Published: 2014-10-24

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304.1 Each agency, department, office, or other governmental entity that submits documents for publication in the District of Columbia Register shall designate, from its Director's office or General Counsel’s office, a representative and alternate to serve as a liaison to the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances. All representatives shall be called “agency liaisons.”

304.2 Agency liaisons and Directors shall be the main contact persons in matters relating to the publication of documents in the District of Columbia Register. All documents submitted by an agency for publication, including notices and rulemaking documents, must be submitted through the agency liaison or Director.

304.3 Designation of an agency liaison does not exempt an agency from the required review of the substance of rulemaking documents and legal certification by the Office of the Attorney General. Legal certification by agency counsel must be approved by the Administrator.

304.4 Each agency liaison shall be responsible for the following:

(a) Representation of the agency in all matters relating to compliance with the provisions of this chapter;

(b) Responding to inquiries from the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances concerning documents or notices submitted by the agency for publication;

(c) Ensuring that the agency head or other official authorized by law to promulgate rules or attest to the promulgation of rules has reviewed all rulemaking notices and the rulemaking text, and has signed the required transmittal form, either in hard-copy or electronically, in accordance with the provisions of § 307.11;

(d) Ensuring that the required legal certification is set forth on the transmittal form in accordance with the provisions of § 307; and

(e) Ensuring that all other documents are in compliance with the rules as set forth in this chapter prior to submission for publication.

SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 25 DCR 9855 (May 4, 1979); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 28 DCR 4091 (September 18, 1981); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 56 DCR 271 (January 9, 2009); as amended by Final Rulemaking published at 61 DCR 11166 (October 24, 2014).