36.26.103 UNASSISTED NEGOTIATION
(1) In all situations, the representatives from Montana and Wyoming shall first attempt to seek consensus through unassisted negotiation. The federal representative will not serve as chairperson in the unassisted negotiation process.
(2) During a negotiation process, the representatives from Montana and Wyoming shall identify issues about which they differ, educate each other about their needs and interests, generate possible resolution options, and collaboratively seek a mutually acceptable solution.
(3) To help facilitate negotiations, the representatives from Montana and Wyoming in cooperation with the USGS agree to share technical information and develop joint data bases. Other data sources may also be used.
(4) The USGS shall serve as technical advisor in the two-state negotiations.
History: 85-20-109, MCA; IMP, 85-20-101, MCA, Article III. F. ; NEW, 1996 MAR p. 1866, Eff. 7/4/96.