8.2.309 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS--GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
The following apply to the design and
preparation of EISs:
(1) The agency shall prepare EISs that are analytic rather than
(2) The agency shall discuss the impacts of a proposed action in a level of
detail that is proportionate to their significance. For other than significant
issues, an EIS need only include enough discussion to show why more study is
(3) The agency shall prepare with each draft and final EIS a brief summary
that is available for distribution separate from the EIS. The summary must
(a) the proposed action being evaluated by the EIS, the impacts, and the
(b) areas of controversy and major conclusions;
(c) the tradeoffs among the alternatives; and
(d) the agency's preferred alternative, if any.
History: Sec. 2-3-103, 2-4-201, MCA; IMP, Sec. 2-3-104, 75-1-201, MCA; NEW, 1988 MAR p. 2692, Eff. 12/23/88.