(1) The purpose of these rules is to implement Title 75,
chapter 1, MCA, the Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) , through the
establishment of administrative procedures. In order to fulfill the stated
policy of that act, the department of environmental quality shall conform to
the following rules prior to reaching a final decision on actions covered by
MEPA. It must be noted that the act requires that state agencies comply with
its terms "to the fullest extent possible."
History: 2-4-201, 2-15-112, MCA; IMP, 75-1-201, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 88, Eff. 1/18/80; TRANS, from DHES, 1996 MAR p. 1497.