(a) The Board is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of this chapter and accomplish its work. The rule-making powers of the board are subject to the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act as codified in Chapter 22 of Title 41.
(b) For the purposes of this chapter, any notice, application, or other document required herein which is mailed certified mail return receipt requested, shall be deemed to have been filed as of the date it is postmarked. The provisions of this subsection shall be retroactively effective to all mailings relating to board business occurring on or after May 21, 1992. (Acts 1992, No. 92-608, p. 1282, § 11; Acts 1997, No. 97-250, § 3.)