WVC 29 A- 3 - 6
§29A-3-6. Filing findings and determinations for rules in state
register; evidence deemed public record.
(a) Incident to fixing a date for public comment on a
proposed rule, the agency shall promulgate the findings and
determinations required as a condition precedent thereto, and
state fully and succinctly the reasons therefor and file such
findings and determinations in the state register. If the agency
amends the proposed rule as a result of the evidence or comment
presented pursuant to section five, such amendment shall be filed
with a description of any changes and statement listed for the
(b) The statement of reasons and a transcript of all
evidence and public comment received pursuant to notice are
public records and shall be carefully preserved by the agency and
be open for public inspection and copying for a period of not
less than five years from the date of the hearing.