(1) The Hard-Rock Mining Impact Board is created by 2-15-1822, MCA, and appointed by the Governor. By statute the board comprises five members, three of whom reside in an area impacted by large-scale mineral development. At least one member must reside in each district provided for in 5-1-102, MCA. The board consists of:

(a) a representative of the hard-rock mining industry;

(b) a representative of a major financial institution in Montana;

(c) an elected school district trustee;

(d) an elected county commissioner; and

(e) a member of the public-at-large.

(2) Information or submissions: Inquiries regarding the board may be addressed to the Hard-Rock Mining Impact Board, Department of Commerce, 301 South Park, P.O. Box 200523, Helena, Montana 59620-0523.

(3) For administrative purposes the board is attached to the Department of Commerce. For staffing purposes the board is attached to the department's Community Development Division. A chart of the department's organization is found at page 8-13 of these rules and by this reference is made a part of the board's organizational rules.

History: 2-4-201, MCA; IMP, 2-4-201, MCA; NEW, 1982 MAR p. 2140, Eff. 12/17/82; AMD, Eff. 9/30/89; AMD, Eff. 6/30/92; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2718, Eff. 10/14/94; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 1660, Eff. 6/14/02; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 945, Eff. 5/9/08.