BEFORE THE Department of AGRICULTURE
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 4.5.313 pertaining to Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage minimum fees
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On January 30, 2014, the Department of Agriculture published MAR Notice No. 4-14-216 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rule at page 161 of the 2014 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 2.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rule as proposed.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. One comment was received and the department's response is as follows:
COMMENT #1: Commenter believes the $45 minimum inspection fee is too high for small producers (in his case 3 acres) and should be lower.
RESPONSE #1: While the department sympathizes with his concern, the minimum fee of $45 reflects the cost of the department performing any inspection.
/s/ Cort Jensen /s/ Ron de Yong
Cort Jensen Ron de Yong
Rule Reviewer Director
Department of Agriculture
Certified to the Secretary of State March 3, 2014.