Team Two - Program and Other Issues
First Session - January 16-18
The Department distributed a draft negotiated rulemaking agenda at the December 14, 2001, meeting, which identified a number of possible "pre-negotiation consensus items." The Department felt these issues were non-controversial and thus required little discussion. During the first negotiating session, the negotiators agreed that three of the issues were, indeed, "quick fix" items, and the draft regulatory language is provided here.
The approved meeting summary is also provided in accordance with the Organizational Protocols.
Second Session - March 6-8
Immediately after the first negotiating session in January, the Department provided draft regulatory language for the "quick fix" issues. During the first session, the negotiators discussed the remaining issues using a "workshop" approach. That is, draft regulatory language was not presented and the negotiators engaged in a broader discussion of these "non quick fix" issues. After this session, the Department prepared draft regulatory language or alternatively a short description of a non-regulatory approach for review and discussion at the second negotiating session. Those materials were distributed to the negotiators prior to the second session, and are provided here as well.
Third Session - April 24-26
At the March 6-8 negotiating session, the negotiators reached tentative agreements on a number of issues. The Department subsequently developed regulatory language that will be reviewed at the third negotiating session. These materials were distributed to the negotiators prior to the third session, and are provided here as well. In addition, a proposed order of discussion of the issues for the third session is also provided.