BEFORE THE Department of PUBLIC
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 37.71.401, 37.71.601, and 37.71.602 pertaining to Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP) for the 2014-2015 heating season and the 2015-2016 heating season
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On July 8, 2016, the Department of Public Health and Human Services published MAR Notice No. 37-749 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 1142 of the 2016 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 13.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. No comments or testimony were received.
4. With the exception of the proposed changes to ARM 37.71.401 and ARM 37.71.601(5), (5)(a), and (6), the department intends to apply the amendments to these rules retroactively to July 1, 2016. A retroactive application of the proposed amendments will not have a negative impact on any affected party, except the amendments to ARM 37.71.401 and ARM 37.71.601(5), (5)(a), and (6). The amendments to those rules provide that priority for weatherization services will be based on a household's energy usage instead of its energy burden. This new method of determining priority will cause some households to have a lower priority and other households to have a higher priority than under the current rules. ARM 37.71.401 and ARM 37.71.601(5), (5)(a), and (6) will be effective the day after publication of the final adoption notice.
/s/ Barbara Banchero /s/ Richard H. Opper
Barbara Banchero Richard H. Opper, Director
Rule Reviewer Public Health and Human Services
Certified to the Secretary of State August 22, 2016.