(1) The department shall waive the requirement to obtain a commercial use permit when the commercial use is authorized through a concession contract. The department may develop a concession contract to authorize a commercial business on department land when the department determines that the concession is needed to meet the management goals or enhance visitor experience for a specific site. Food and beverage concessions are generally not considered necessary for meeting the management goals for fishing access sites and wildlife management areas.

(2) The department shall honor the terms set forth in contracts established prior to the adoption of these rules. The department shall apply these rules when those contracts are renewed.

(3) When developing and administering concession contracts, the department shall follow the state purchasing and contracting guidelines.

History: 23-1-105, 23-1-106, 23-1-111, 87-1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 23-1-105, 23-1-106, 87-1-303, MCA; NEW, 2007 MAR p. 88, Eff. 1/26/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2648, Eff. 10/24/14.