BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 2.11.203 pertaining to the adoption of a state plan of operation for federal surplus property
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On April 16, 2021, the Department of Administration published MAR Notice No. 2-11-614 pertaining to the proposed amendment of the above-stated rule at page 378 of the 2021 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 7.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rule and the Federal Surplus Property Program Montana State Plan of Operation referenced therein exactly as proposed.
3. The department received one comment. The comment is summarized below with the department's response:
COMMENT: One commenter expressed dissatisfaction with the variety of items now available through the surplus program in comparison with previous years. The commenter suggested not-for-profit organizations historically obtained surplus items at lower prices than are available through public auctions.
RESPONSE: The department appreciates the comments; however, they are beyond the scope of this rulemaking which pertains only to the Montana Federal Surplus Property Program State Plan of Operation. The department has no control over the property federal agencies make available to the state or the prices of items sold at public auction.
By: /s/ Misty Ann Giles By: /s/ Don Harris
Misty Ann Giles, Director Don Harris, Rule Reviewer
Department of Administration Department of Administration
Certified to the Secretary of State July 27, 2021.