38.5.8229 CONSULTANT FEES
(1) When the commission engages independent consultants or advisory services to evaluate a utility's resource procurement plans and proposed electricity supply resources pursuant to 69-8-421, MCA, the commission will charge the utility a fee commensurate with the costs of the consultant or advisory services. The utility, at the commission's direction, will deposit the fee into the commission's account in the special revenue fund pursuant to 69-8-421, MCA. The initial fee charged to the utility will be based upon the commission's estimate of costs for the consultant or advisory services. The commission may revise the fee amount as the actual costs become known.
History: 69-8-403, MCA; IMP, 69-1-114, 69-8-421, MCA; NEW, 2003 MAR p. 2894, Eff. 12/25/03; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 575, Eff. 3/28/08.