BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the adoption of New Rules I and II, the amendment of ARM 18.7.203, 18.7.204, and 18.7.206, and the repeal of 18.7.205 and 18.7.221 pertaining to Utility Right-of-Way Occupancy
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND EXTENSION OF COMMENT PERIOD ON PROPOSED ADOPTION, AMENDMENT, AND
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On May 27, 2022, the Department of Transportation (MDT) published MAR Notice No. 18-187 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed adoption, amendment, and repeal of the above-stated rules at page 722 of the 2022 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 10.
2. MDT has received requests for additional time to submit comments on the proposed adoption, amendment, and repeal of the rules. MDT will extend the deadline for written comment to 5:00 p.m., July 15, 2022. A first public hearing was held June 22, 2022. A second public hearing will be held on July 15, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting:
3. MDT will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact MDT no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 12, 2022, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Steve Giard, Utility Section Manager, Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, Montana, 59620-1001; telephone (406) 444-6080; fax (406) 444-7254; TTY Service (800) 335-7592 or through the Montana Relay Service at 711; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed actions in writing to: Steve Giard, Utility Section Manager, Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, Montana, 59620-1001; fax (406) 444-7254 or e-mail email@example.com, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., July 15, 2022.
/s/ Carol Grell Morris /s/ Malcolm "Mack" Long
Carol Grell Morris Malcolm "Mack" Long
Rule Reviewer Director
Department of Transportation
Certified to the Secretary of State June 28, 2022.