(1) Whenever a conflicting
provision of another state law prevents the agency from fully complying with
ARM 18.2.235 through 18.2.260 the agency shall notify the governor and the EQC
of the nature of the conflict and shall suggest a proposed course of action
that will enable the agency to comply to the fullest extent possible with the
provisions of MEPA. This notification must be made as soon as practical after
the agency recognizes that a conflict exists, and no later than 30 days
following such recognition.
(2) The agency has a continuing
responsibility to review its programs and activities to evaluate known or
anticipated conflicts between ARM 18.2.235 through 18.2.260 and other statutory
or regulatory requirements. It shall make such adjustments or recommendations
as may be required to ensure maximum compliance with MEPA and these rules.