(1) Anyone who transits or imports quarantined articles for use, sale, resale, or distribution shall provide notice and required proper documents to the department by mail, fax, e-mail, or other approved method.

(2) The department must be in receipt of all proper documents at least 48 business hours before bringing the items into the state. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., MST, excluding state holidays.

(3) Under no circumstance may the imported item(s) be unloaded within the state until the department receives the proper documents and authorizes entry of the regulated articles.

(4) The department may notify the shipper or the receiver that the imported or transiting items cannot be brought into the state, must be removed from the state, must be inspected, or must show that it has met any requirements the department deems necessary.

History: 80-7-402, MCA; IMP, 80-7-402, MCA; NEW, 2009 MAR p. 343, Eff. 3/27/09; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 498, Eff. 3/9/12.