20.7.507 PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PROCESS
(1) In order to determine the level of public support for a center, the working committee shall develop a process which includes the public in a meaningful way.
(a) The working committee, with assistance from local officials and the department, shall schedule and participate in an informational public meeting process to determine the level of support for a center.
(2) The public involvement process must also include the following:
(a) The committee shall involve local organizations such as service groups and local government advisory boards to determine public support for a center, and to assist the committee to select a specific geographic area for the center.
(b) The committee shall involve the general public in the process to review the proposal and siting criteria.
(c) A comprehensive, statistically valid and nonbiased survey must be conducted to determine the level of support of local officials and the public for a center.
History: 53-1-203, MCA; IMP, 53-1-203, MCA; NEW, 1998 MAR p. 3114, Eff. 11/20/98; AMD, 2009 MAR p.1798, Eff. 10/16/09; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2030, Eff. 9/23/11.