BEFORE THE Department of AGRICULTURE
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 4.5.206, 4.5.208, 4.5.209, and 4.5.210 pertaining to the state noxious weed list and regulated plant list
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On May 28, 2015, the Department of Agriculture published MAR Notice No. 4-14-226 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 612 of the 2015 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 10.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the department's responses are as follows:
COMMENT #1: What about adding other weeds?
RESPONSE #1: Suggestions of additional weeds will be presented to the appropriate noxious weed advisory group at their next meeting to allow the stakeholders and experts to weigh the pros and cons of adding an additional noxious weed to the list.
COMMENT #2: A series of comments support the work and the rule change.
RESPONSE #2: No response necessary as they were supportive of the changes proposed and the program in general.
/s/ Cort Jensen /s/ Ron de Yong
Cort Jensen Ron de Yong
Rule Reviewer Director
Department of Agriculture
Certified to the Secretary of State July 20, 2015.