36.2.530 ADOPTION OF DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AS FINAL
(1) Depending upon the substantive comments received in response to the draft EIS,
the draft statement may suffice. The agency shall determine whether to adopt
the draft EIS within 30 days of the close of the comment period on the draft
the event the agency determines to adopt the draft EIS, the agency shall notify
the governor, the environmental quality council, the applicant, if any, and all
commenters of its decision and provide a statement describing its proposed
course of action. This notification must be accompanied by a copy of all
comments or a summary of a representative sample of comments received in response
to the draft statement, together with, at minimum, an explanation of why the
issues raised do not warrant the preparation of a final EIS.
agency shall provide public notice of its decision to adopt the draft EIS as a
the agency decides to adopt the draft EIS as the final EIS, it may make a final
decision on the proposed action no sooner than 15 days after complying with
subsections (1) through (3) above.
History: Sec. 2-3-103, 2-4-201, MCA; IMP, Sec. 2-3-104, 75-1-201, MCA; NEW, 1988 MAR p. 2692, Eff. 12/23/88.