(1) All pleadings, petitions, applications, motions, communications, exhibits,
or other documents shall become matters of public record as of the day and time
of their filing, except as may be ordered by the commission pursuant to Montana
Code Annotated, 69-3-105. The commission secretary, within reasonable limits of
time and general expediency, shall permit interested parties and members of the
public to examine any such public record.
(2) Copies of the contents of such public records
may be made for any interested party at a cost to that party. Government agencies and non-profit
organizations will be charged $.15 per page.
Others will be charged $.15 per page if they perform any necessary
research and present the material to be copied to the staff. If staff research assistance is required,
the charge will be $.30 per page.