Montana Administrative Register Notice 12-625 No. 4   02/23/2024    
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                                       OF THE STATE OF MONTANA 


In the matter of the repeal of ARM 12.2.306 pertaining to department liaisons






TO: All Concerned Persons


1. On March 22, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) will hold a public hearing via ZOOM meeting platform to consider the proposed repeal of the above-stated rule.  There will be no in-person hearing.  Interested parties may access the telephonic public hearing in the following way:


Dial by telephone: +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 844 0191 1958

Passcode: 174958


2. FWP 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 FWP no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2024, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Regina Reynolds, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, Montana, 59620-0701; telephone (406) 444-9785; or e-mail regina.reynolds@mt.gov.


3. The rule proposed to be repealed is as follows:


12.2.306 LIAISON


AUTH: 2-3-103, MCA

IMP: 2-3-103, MCA


REASONABLE NECESSITY:  This rule was adopted on April 5, 1976.  FWP seeks to repeal this rule as an unnecessary regulation because it is archaic and no longer reflects how the commission or the department engages with the public, including citizen organizations, in decision making processes.


4. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments orally at the telephonic hearing.  Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to: Erik Wickman, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, Montana, 59620-0701; telephone (406) 444-7826; or e-mail erik.wickman@mt.gov, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., March 25, 2024.


5. Regina Reynolds or another hearing officer appointed by the department has been designated to preside over and conduct the hearing.


6. The department maintains a list of interested persons who wish to receive notice of rulemaking actions proposed by the department or commission.  Persons who wish to have their name added to the list shall make a written request that includes the name and mailing or email address of the person to receive the notice. Such written request may be mailed or delivered to Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Legal Unit, P.O. Box 200701, 1420 East Sixth Avenue, Helena, MT 59620-0701, or may be completed online at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MTFWP/subscriber/new?topic_id=MTFWP_236.


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


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



/s/ Jaime MacNaughton                            /s/ Dustin Temple                           

Jaime MacNaughton                                 Dustin Temple

Rule Reviewer                                           Director

                                                                   Fish, Wildlife and Parks


Certified to the Secretary of State February 8, 2024.



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