24.2.305 GUIDELINES FOR DETERMINATION OF SIGNIFICANT INTEREST TO THE PUBLIC
(1) The adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule, regulation, standard, or statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law, or policy, procedure, or practice requirements of the department are considered matters of significant interest to the public and require notice and opportunity for public participation in the decision-making process.
(2) In all other cases, whether or not the decision is one of significant interest to the public will be determined by the person within the department who is proposing the decision, according to the following considerations:
(a) whether the decision regards a controversial matter;
(b) the number of persons who will be affected by the decision;
(c) the fiscal impact the decision will have; or
(d) whether a high level of public interest has been witnessed by the department.
History: 2-3-103, MCA; IMP, 2-3-103, 2-4-101, 2-4-102, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 907, Eff. 6/11/22.