Legal Scales The ISDA Rulemaking Process

When practical, negotiated rulemaking will be undertaken in order to improve the final rule and expedite the rulemaking process by drawing upon shared information, knowledge, expertise and technical abilities possessed by interested persons. The ISDA values the opinions of its stakeholders as an integral part of the process.

The Idaho Administrative Procedures Act calls for public comment as part of the rulemaking process. Please be aware that public comments will become part of the official rulemaking record and will therefore become public record. If you are interested in providing comments on one or more of the proposed rules, you may do so by submitting your comments in writing to the person named in the Notice, or by submitting comments to: Be sure to specify the rule name in your comments. Only underscored or stricken text is being considered for amendment by the ISDA.

In the event the ISDA determines that negotiated rulemaking is not feasible, an explanation as to how that determination was made will be published in the "Notice of Rulemaking - Proposed Rule ".

Current rules are published on the ISDA website here: agriculture rules

Questions about the rulemaking process should be directed to:

Rulemaking 2012

Rulemaking 2013


ISDA Rulemaking 2014

Agricultural Inspections

02.02.14 Rules for Weights and Measures

To incorporate by reference the 2015 edition of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 44, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices.

Agriculture Resources

02.03.03 Pesticide and Chemigation Use and Application-Licensing

To remove the date restriciton section 500.02 that prohibits the use of ester herbicides on lawns after May 1.

Animal Industries

02.04.04 Rules Governing Artificial Dairy Products


02.04.05 Rules Governing Dairy Standards for Manufacture Grade Milk


02.04.06 Rules Governing Licensed Dairy Plants


02.04.08 Rules Governing Grade A Milk Prducts



02.04.14 Rules Governing Dairy Waste


02.04.19 Rules Governing Domestic Cervidae


02.04.29 Rules Governing Trichomoniasis


02.04.30 Rules Governing Nutrient Management


Plant Industries

02.06.02 Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Commercial Feed Law

To incorporate by reference the 2015 Official Publication of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)


02.06.05 Rules Pertaining to Diseases of Hops


02.06.12 Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Fertilizer Law

To incorporate by reference the 2015 Official Publication of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO).



02.06.27 Rules Governing Bacterial Ring Rot of Potatoes

This rule was adopted as a temporary rule  because the affected parties, specifically the Idaho Potato Industry, requested this change to protect Idaho’s potato industry. While formal negotiated rulemaking was not conducted, ISDA participated in numerous meetings with industry and representatives of the University of Idaho and the Idaho Crop Improvement Association prior to adopting the temporary rule.

Proposed Administrative Rules Form

Notice of Adoption of Temporary Rule

Temporary Rule Text

This rule was published in the March 2014 Legislative Bulletin.


02.06.41 Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Soil and Plant Amendment Law

To incorporate by reference information and updates contained in the 2015 Official Publication of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO).