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PUBLIC LAW 90-614-OCT. 21, 1968
such rules as may be necessary in the circumstances, and such rule may become effective immediately. Any such emergency rule shall forthwith be published and filed in the manner prescribed in section 7 of this Act. No such rule shall remain in effect longer than one Inuidred and twenty days after the date of its adoption. F I L I N G AXD P T J B T. I S H I N C OF RULES
SEC 7. (a) Each agency, within thirty days after the effective date of this Act, shall file with the Commissioner a certified copy of all of its rules in force on such effective date. (b) The Commissioner shall keep a permanent regist-er open to public inspection of all rules. (c) Except in the case of emergency rules, each rule adopted after the effective date of this Act by the Commissioner or Council or by any agency, shall be filed in the office of the Commissioner. No such rule shall become effective until after its publication in the District ^ ^"i^f„^°"'" of Columbia Register, nor shall such rule become effective if it is D.C. R e g i s t e r. required by law, other than this Act, to be otherwise published, until such rule is also published as required in such law. C O M P n ^ A T I O N OF RULES
SEC. 8. (a) As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Act, the Commissioner shall have compiled, indexed, and published ^ ^"Rt*;^^^!". ^" D.C. R e g i s t e r in the District of Columbia Register all rules adopted by the Com"'^ ^^ " missioner and Council and each agency and in effect at the time of such compilation. Such compilations shall be promptly supplemented or revised as may be necessary to reflect new rules and changes in rules. (b) Compilations shall be made available to the public at a price fixed by the Commissioner. (c) The Commissioner must publish the first compilation required by subsection (a) of this section within one year after the effective date of this Act and no rule adopted by the Commissioner or by the Council or by any agency before the date of such first publication which has not been filed and published in accordance with this Act and which is not set forth in such compilation shall be in effect after one year after the effective date of this Act. DECLARATORY ORDERS
SEC. ^. On petition of any interested person, the Commissioner or Council or an agency, within their discretion, may issue a, declaratory order with respect to the applicability of any rule or statute enforceable by them or by it, to terminate a controversy (other than a contested case) or to remove uncertainty. A declaratory order, as provided in this section, shall be binding between the Commissioner or Council or the agency, as the case may be, and the petitioner on the state of facts alleged and established, unless such order is altered or set aside by a court. A declaratory order is subject to review in the manner provided in this Act for the review of orders and decisions in contested cases, except that the refusal of the Commissioner or Council or of an agency to issue a declaratory order shall not be subject to review. The Commissioner and the Council and each agency shall prescribe by rule the form for such petitions and the procedure for their submission, consideration, and disposition.
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