24.2.309 NOTICE AND MEANS FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
(1) If the department determines that significant interest to the public is involved, one or more of the following steps, as applicable, shall be taken to assist public participation in decision-making:
(a) a proceeding or hearing shall be held in compliance with the provisions of the Montana Administrative Procedure Act, Title 2, chapter, 4, MCA;
(b) a public hearing, after appropriate notice is given, shall be held pursuant to any other provision, state law, local ordinance, or regulation;
(c) a news release, legal advertisement, or other method of publication shall be given to news media within the area to be affected, including:
(i) department name;
(ii) name of department representative most familiar with the proposed action; and
(iii) address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers where interested persons may submit their data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing, concerning the proposed action.
History: 2-3-103, MCA; IMP, 2-3-103, 2-3-104, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 907, Eff. 6/11/22.