Montana Administrative Register Notice 8-94-96 No. 22   11/25/2011    
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In the matter of the amendment of ARM 8.94.3815 pertaining to the Treasure State Endowment Program






TO:  All Concerned Persons


            1.  On December 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., the Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing in Room 226 of the Park Avenue Building, at 301 South Park Avenue, Helena, Montana, to consider the proposed amendment of the above-stated rule.


2.  The Department of Commerce will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice.  If you require an accommodation, contact Department of Commerce no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2011, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need.  Please contact Becky Anseth, Community Development Division, Department of Commerce, 301 South Park Avenue, P.O. Box 200523, Helena, Montana, 59620-0523; telephone (406) 841-2865; fax (406) 841-2771; TDD (406) 841-2702; or e-mail banseth@mt.gov.


3.  The rule as proposed to be amended provides as follows, new matter underlined, deleted matter interlined:


8.94.3815  INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE OF RULES GOVERNING THE SUBMISSION AND REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING UNDER THE TREASURE STATE ENDOWMENT PROGRAM  (1)  The Department of Commerce adopts and incorporates by reference the Montana Treasure State Endowment Program Project Application Guidelines dated January 2010 November 2011 as rules governing the submission and review of applications under the TSEP program.

(2) remains the same.

            (3)  Copies of the regulation adopted by reference in (1) can be viewed on the department's web site at http://comdev.mt.gov/CDD_TSEP_Grants.asp http://comdev.mt.gov/TSEP/default.mcpx, or may be obtained from the Department of Commerce, Community Development Division, P.O. Box 200523, Helena, Montana 59620-0523. 


AUTH:  90-6-710, MCA

IMP:  90-6-710, MCA


REASON:  It is reasonably necessary to amend this rule because grantees must have these application guidelines before the eligible entities may apply to the department for financial assistance.  The guidelines describe the types of projects that are eligible for TSEP project grants.  They also describe the review process by which the department evaluates applications and the funding process which is completed through the legislative process.


            4.  Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing.  Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to:  Becky Anseth, Community Development Division, Department of Commerce, 301 South Park Avenue, P.O. Box 200523, Helena, Montana 59620-0523; telephone (406) 841-2865; fax (406) 841-2771; or e-mail banseth@mt.gov, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., December 23, 2011.


5.  Becky Anseth, Department of Commerce, has been designated to preside over and conduct this hearing.


6.  The department maintains a list of interested persons who wish to receive notices of rulemaking actions proposed by this agency. Persons who wish to have their name added to the list shall make a written request that includes the name, e-mail, and mailing address of the person to receive notices and specifies for which program the person wishes to receive notices.  Notices will be sent by e-mail unless a mailing preference is noted in the request.  Such written request may be mailed or delivered to the contact person in 4 above or may be made by completing a request form at any rules hearing held by the department.


7.  An electronic copy of this proposal notice is available through the Secretary of State's web site at http://sos.mt.gov/ARM/Register.  The Secretary of State strives to make the electronic copy of the notice conform to the official version of the notice, as printed in the Montana Administrative Register, but advises all concerned persons that in the event of a discrepancy between the official printed text of the notice and the electronic version of the notice, only the official printed text will be considered.  In addition, although the Secretary of State works to keep its web site accessible at all times, concerned persons should be aware that the web site may be unavailable during some periods, due to system maintenance or technical problems.


8.  The bill sponsor contact requirements of 2-4-302, MCA, do not apply.




/s/  KELLY A. CASILLAS                            /s/  DORE SCHWINDEN   

KELLY A. CASILLAS                                   DORE SCHWINDEN

Rule Reviewer                                               Director

                                                                        Department of Commerce


Certified to the Secretary of State November 14, 2011.



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