(1) The Administrative Rules of Montana are adopted through a public notice process of publishing a proposal notice and a subsequent adoption notice. The Register is published twice a month. Existing rules are amended and repealed through the same process.

(2) The Register is comprised of four sections:

(a) the notice section contains agency notice of proposed administrative rulemaking action;

(b) the rule section contains the results of the proposed action indicating the adoption, amendment, transfer, or repeal of a rule;

(c) the interpretation section contains Attorney General opinions and agency declaratory rulings;

(d) the special notice and table section contains:

(i) functions of the Administrative Rule Review Committee;

(ii) instructions on how to use the ARM and Register;

(iii) an accumulative table of rulemaking actions during the past six months; and

(iv) in each even-numbered issue of the Register, vacancies on and appointments to boards and councils.

History: 2-4-306, 2-4-312, 2-15-401, MCA; IMP, 2-4-306, 2-4-312, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1977 MAR p. 1233, Eff. 12/24/77; AMD, 1980 MAR p. 1740, Eff. 7/1/80; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2159, Eff. 7/6/01; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2699, Eff. 1/1/06.