(1) To facilitate a comparison of the project and alternatives for the department's finding under 75-20-301 , MCA, an application must include information on the internal and external costs and benefits of a proposed linear facility.

(2) For internal costs the information provided under ARM 17.20.811 or 17.20.815 is sufficient.

(3) For external costs the information provided under Circular MFSA-2, sections 3.7 and 3.8 is sufficient.

(4) Information on benefits must include, where relevant, benefits to the consumer, benefits to the applicant, and benefits to Montana. Information concerning these benefits may include increased reliability, increased transient stability, increased power transfer capability, decreased chance of voltage drop and other economic considerations such as current system costs. The applicant may not double count benefits and shall include nonmonetary benefits wherever possible.

History: 75-20-105, MCA; IMP, 75-20-105, 75-20-211, 75-20-215, MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 1844, Eff. 12/28/84; TRANS, from DNRC, 1996 MAR p. 2863; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2410, Eff. 12/7/01; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 252, Eff. 2/11/05.