Montana Administrative Register Notice 32-23-344 No. 20   10/20/2023    
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In the matter of the amendment of ARM 32.2.401 pertaining to Animal Health Division Fees










TO: All Concerned Persons


1.  The Department of Livestock proposes to amend the above-stated rule.


2. The Department of Livestock will make reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require accommodation, contact the Department of Livestock no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2023, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need.  Please contact Executive Officer, Department of Livestock, 301 N Roberts St., Room 304, P.O. Box 202001, Helena, Montana, 59620-2001; telephone (406) 444-9525; fax (406) 444-4316; TDD/Montana Relay Service 1 (800) 253-4091; or e-mail MDOLcomments@mt.gov.


3. The rule proposed to be amended provides as follows, new matter underlined, deleted matter interlined:



(a) Brucella ovis-free flocks certification - new                                            $40.00

(b) Brucella ovis-free flocks certification - renewal                                        18.00

(2) Licenses:

(a)  Garbage feeder license - new                                                                $170.00

(b)  Garbage feeder license - renewal                                                              50.00

(c) (a) Licensed equine-approved feedlot                                                $1450.00

(d) (b) Montana bull stud service                                                                   350.00

(e) (c) Rendering or disposal plant license                                                       5.00

(f) (d) Trichomoniasis feedlot license - new                                                 100.00

(g) (e) Trichomoniasis feedlot license - renewal                                            12.00

(h) (f) Pullorum NPIP authorized testing agent license                                50.00

(3) Permits:

(a)  Annual NPIP poultry permit                                                                         $4.00

(b) (a) Biologics, conditional - new                                                                $30.00

(c) (b) Biologics, conditional - renewal                                                            10.00

(d)  Biologics, unconditional                                                                               10.00

(e) (c) Bovine semen, annual - domestic                                                          4.00

(f) (d) Bovine semen, annual - international                                                   42.00

(g) (e) Cross border grazing - new                                                                   37.00

(h) (f) Cross border grazing - renewal                                                             14.00

(i)  Equine permit, annual                                                                                     5.00

(j) (g) Equine semen, annual                                                                               7.00

(k)  Six-month horse passport                                                                              5.00

(4) Forms and tags:

(a)  Alternative livestock tags - deer (small)                                                  $27.50

(b) (a)  Alternative livestock tags - elk (medium)                       64.50 $1.68 each

(c) (b) SV-7 - large animal cvi book                                              32.00 1.50 each

(d)  SV-7A - cvi convoy replica book                                                                38.00

(e)  SV-7B - cvi continuation pages                                                                  37.00

(f) (c) SV-7GF - alternative livestock cvi book                                               20.00

(g) (d) SV-7GFc - alternative livestock continuation                                     15.00

(h)  SV-7HP - 6-month horse passport book                                                   55.00

(i)  SV-69A - trichomoniasis test report                                                            37.00

(j) (e) Trichomoniasis tags (50)                                                               8.35 83.50

(k)  Trichomoniasis tags (10)                                                                             16.70

(l)  Trichomoniasis tags (25)                                                                              41.75


AUTH: 81-2-102, MCA

IMP: 81-1-102, 81-2-502, 81-2-704, MCA


REASON: The department proposes to amend the above-stated rule to remove licenses, permits, and forms that are no longer offered by the department and to update available quantities and pricing of some remaining forms and tags. Per 81-1-102, MCA, all fees are commensurate with costs and no fiscal impacts are expected.


4. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed action in writing to: Department of Livestock, P.O. Box 202001, Helena, Montana, 59620-2001; telephone (406) 444-9321; fax (406) 444-1929; or e-mail MDOLcomments@mt.gov, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., November 17, 2023.


5. If persons who are directly affected by the proposed action wish to express their data, views, or arguments orally or in writing at a public hearing, they must make written request for a hearing and submit this request along with any written comments to Executive Director at the above address no later than 5:00 p.m., November 13, 2023.


6. If the agency receives requests for a public hearing on the proposed action from either 10 percent or 25, whichever is less, of the persons directly affected by the proposed action; from the appropriate administrative rule review committee of the Legislature; from a governmental subdivision or agency; or from an association having not less than 25 members who will be directly affected, a hearing will be held at a later date. Notice of the hearing will be published in the Montana Administrative Register. Ten percent of those directly affected has been determined to be zero persons based on the amended items being no longer offered by the department or are simply updates to available quantities of items for purchase.


7. The department maintains a list of interested persons who wish to receive notices of rulemaking actions proposed by this agency. Persons who wish to have their name added to the list shall make a written request that includes the name, e-mail, and mailing address of the person to receive notices and specifies for which program the person wishes to receive notices. Notices will be sent by e-mail unless a mailing preference is noted in the request. Such written request may be mailed or delivered to the contact person in 4 above or may be made by completing a request form at any rules hearing held by the department.


8. An electronic copy of this proposal notice is available through the Secretary of State's web site at http://sosmt.gov/ARM/Register.


9. The bill sponsor contact requirements of 2-4-302, MCA, do not apply.


10. With regard to the requirements of 2-4-111, MCA, the department has determined that the amendment of the above-referenced rules will not significantly and directly impact small businesses.



/s/ Darcy Alm                                                /s/ Michael S. Honeycutt                           

Darcy Alm                                                     Michael S. Honeycutt

Rule Reviewer                                              Executive Director

                                                                      Department of Livestock


Certified to the Secretary of State October 10, 2023.



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