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24.171.401    FEES

(1) Fees for outfitters, operations plan, guide, or professional guides shall be as set forth below. The following fees are nonrefundable.

(a) New resident outfitter application and                                                                                 $1300

license. This fee includes the following costs,

but does not include fees related to operations plan.

(i) application processing                                                                                                               350

(ii) examination                                                                                                                                150

(iii) investigation                                                                                                                              400

(iv) resident license                                                                                                                         400

(b) Application for amendment to resident                                                                                   450

outfitter license. This fee includes the following costs:

(i) application processing                                                                                                               300

(ii) examination                                                                                                                                150

(c) Renewal of outfitter license

(i) resident outfitter annual license                                                                                                 375

(ii) resident outfitter inactive status                                                                                                200

(d) New operations plan

(i) review and processing                                                                                                               125

(ii) equipment inspection                                                                                                                375

(e) Fee per hunting client served per year                                                                                        2

(f) Annual fee for each additional hunting                                                                                   5000

camp meeting the criteria in 37-47-318, MCA, must be paid

at the time the camp is approved for inclusion in the outfitter's

operations plan.

(g) Amendments to operations plan                                                                                           2000

proposing an increase in net client hunter use (NCHU)

(h) Fee for each new client added to                                                                                            500

operations plan by NCHU expansion request

(i) Resident guide or resident professional guide license

effective until December 31, 2008

(i) resident original guide license                                                                                                  100

(ii) resident temporary guide license                                                                                            100

(j) Resident guide or resident professional guide license

effective January 1, 2009

(i) resident guide license                                                                                                                150

(ii) resident emergency guide license                                                                                           150

(k) Nonresident outfitters, guides, or professional guides will pay the fee their residency state charges for the similar license if in excess of the amount established by the board for the license. Otherwise they will pay the Montana resident fee.

(l) Fee for transfer of NCHU from each                                                                                            50

outfitter involved in the transfer

(m) Fee for replacement watercraft identification                                                                             5

(n) Fee for audit of river-use days                                                                                                     50

(o) Additional standardized fees are specified in ARM 24.101.403.

History: 37-1-131, 37-1-134, 37-47-201, 37-47-306, MCA; IMP, 37-1-134, 37-1-141, 37-47-304, 37-47-306, 37-47-307, 37-47-308, 37-47-310, 37-47-316, 37-47-317, 37-47-318, MCA; NEW, 1988 MAR p. 1666, Eff. 7/29/88; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2823, Eff. 10/28/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 2388, Eff. 11/10/95; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 909, Eff. 3/8/96; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 1178, Eff. 7/8/97; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 2560, Eff. 9/25/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 730, Eff. 3/17/00; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 843, Eff. 5/25/01; TRANS, from Commerce, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 324, Eff. 2/10/06; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1583, Eff. 7/1/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 298, Eff. 3/9/07; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 2055, Eff. 9/26/08.

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