BEFORE THE Department of COMMERCE
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 8.94.3814 and 8.94.3815 pertaining to governing the submission and review of applications for funding under the Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP)
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On February 5, 2016, the Department of Commerce published MAR Notice No. 8-94-141 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 178 of the 2016 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 3.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the department's responses are as follows:
MDOC Census & Economic Information is listed as one of the recommended contacts, but I just received this back stating that they don't look at projects. Since your application is still in draft format, I thought you might want to take them out of contacts to save everyone else some time.
The department recognizes that the TSEP Application Guidelines may not have been clear in directing applicants to the correct environmental process found within the TSEP Application Guidelines. This has now been clarified in the guidelines. The Uniform Application is separate from these guidelines and is not part of this ARM process. At the time the Uniform Application document is updated in the future, TSEP will advise the Uniform Application Committee of this comment.
/s/ Kelly A. Lynch /s/ Douglas Mitchell
KELLY A. LYNCH DOUGLAS MITCHELL
Rule Reviewer Deputy Director
Department of Commerce
Certified to the Secretary of State March 7, 2016.