(1) Upon adoption of these rules, the department must develop a river recreation planning manual that provides details on implementation of the analysis and decision-making framework in conjunction with MEPA and MAPA. The manual will incorporate the recommendations of the river recreation advisory council as expressed in their final report of July 10, 2003, including the guiding principles.

(2) The river recreation planning manual must provide direction to the department on the following elements of the analysis and decision-making framework:

(a) prioritizing river recreation planning and management needs;

(b) collecting and analyzing data;

(c) appointing and working with a citizen advisory committee;

(d) incorporating the recommendations of a citizen advisory committee into a management plan; and

(e) implementing, monitoring, and evaluating a management plan or rules.

(3) The department and its citizen advisory committees must consider the river recreation planning manual when developing a river recreation management plan or recommending river recreation rules to the commission.

History: 87 1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 87-1-201, 87-1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 2718, Eff. 11/5/04.