(1) The department will provide a completed draft GMP and drafts of SMP's or modifications to such plans to the department of health and environmental sciences (DHES) for review and comment, as required by 80-15-105 (2) (b) , 80-15-211 and 80-15-217 , MCA. The draft GMP or SMP will be submitted to the director of DHES or the director's designee. Upon documented delivery of the drafts the 30-day statutory review and comment period will begin. The 30-day comment period means calendar days and will end at 5 p.m. on the 30th day.

(2) Changes in format, grammar, DHES standards ( 80-15-102 (20) , MCA) or classification of ground water and updated monitoring results, are excluded from the management plan review process.

(3) Within the 30-day review and comment period the DHES may request meetings with the department to discuss provisions of the plans and resolve questions and issues.

(4) The department will consider DHES comments or suggested modifications and incorporate those found appropriate in the final draft of the GMP, future modifications to the final GMP, draft rules for any SMP and future proposed rules for a SMP.

(5) The department will prepare a final GMP in accordance with ARM 4.11.203.

(6) The department will prepare the proposed SMP rules upon completion of the DHES 30-day review and comment period. The department will publish the proposed rules in the Montana Administrative Register.

History: Sec. 80-15-105, MCA; IMP, Sec. 80-15-217, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 2244, Eff. 12/28/90.