Montana Administrative Register Notice 24-11-270 No. 2   01/31/2013    
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In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.11.204, 24.11.452A, 24.11.454A, 24.11.455, 24.11 457, 24.11.475 and 24.11.485, and the adoption of New Rule I, pertaining to unemployment insurance








TO:  All Concerned Persons


            1.  On December 20, 2012, the Department of Labor and Industry (department) published at 2012 Montana Administrative Register issue 24, page 2534, MAR Notice 24-11-270, concerning the public hearing to be held on January 18, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., to consider the proposed amendment and adoption of the above-stated rules.


2.  The department has determined there is good cause to hold a second public hearing and to extend the comment period for five weeks in order to provide all interested persons an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed amendment and adoption of rules pertaining to unemployment insurance.  The second public hearing to consider the proposed amendment and adoption of the above-stated rules will be held on February 21, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanders Auditorium of the DPHHS Building, 111 North Sanders St., Helena, Montana.


3. The department will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public hearing or need an alternative accessible format of this notice.  If you require an accommodation, contact the department no later than 5:00 p.m., on February 15, 2013, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need.  Please contact the Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor and Industry, Attn: Don Gilbert, P.O. Box 8020, Helena, MT  59624-8020; telephone (406) 444-4336; fax (406) 444-2993; TDD (406) 444-5549; or e-mail dgilbert@mt.gov.


            4.  Concerned persons may present their data, views, or arguments, either orally or in writing, at the hearing.  Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to:  Don Gilbert, Unemployment Insurance Division, Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8020, Helena, Montana 59624-8020; telephone (406) 444-4336; fax (406) 444-2993; TDD (406) 444-5549; or e-mail at dgilbert@mt.gov and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., February 27, 2013.


            5.  An electronic copy of this Notice of Additional Public Hearing, as well as the original Notice of Public Hearing, is available through the department's web site at http://dli.mt.gov/events/calendar.asp, under the Calendar of Events, Administrative Rules Hearings section.  The department strives to make the electronic copy of all Notices of Public Hearings conform to the official version of the notice, as printed in the Montana Administrative Register, but advises all concerned persons that in the event of a discrepancy between the official printed text of the notice and the electronic version of the notice, only the official printed text will be considered.  In addition, although the department strives to keep its web site accessible at all times, concerned persons should be aware that the web site may be unavailable during some periods, due to system maintenance or technical problems, and that a person's difficulties in sending an e-mail do not excuse late submission of comments.


            6.  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 or areas of law 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 Department of Labor and Industry, attention:  Mark Cadwallader, 1315 E. Lockey Avenue, P.O. Box 1728, Helena, Montana  59624-1728, faxed to the department at (406) 444-1394, e-mailed to mcadwallader@mt.gov, or may be made by completing a request form at any rules hearing held by the agency.


7.  The department's Hearings Bureau has been designated to preside over and conduct this hearing.



/s/  Mark Cadwallader                                  /s/  Pam Bucy                                   

Mark Cadwallader                                        Pam Bucy

Alternate Rule Reviewer                              Commissioner

                                                                        Department of Labor and Industry


Certified to the Secretary of State January 22, 2013.



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