12.11.430 RIVER RECREATION MANAGEMENT PLANS AND RULES: CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
(1) The purpose of the citizen advisory committee is to advise the department and the commission on the management of recreation on a river, including the development of river recreation management plans and river recreation rules to address social conflicts;
(2) The citizen advisory committee responsibilities are the following:
(a) represent the interests of those affected by river recreation management;
(b) articulate a vision for the river and set goals and objectives in quantitative and qualitative terms that are intended to achieve the vision;
(c) assess river recreation information and existing social and biological conditions on the river;
(d) identify desired or acceptable social and biological conditions for the river;
(e) identify undesired or unacceptable social and biological conditions for the river that would trigger management actions in order to achieve desired or acceptable social and biological conditions;
(f) recommend a range of management actions from less restrictive to more restrictive that should be taken based on the severity of the undesired or unacceptable social and biological conditions;
(g) recommend mechanisms and a timetable for monitoring and evaluating river recreation management plans and river recreation rules; and
(h) submit final recommendations to the department and the commission.
(3) The department shall provide comments to the citizen advisory committee as to whether its recommendations are technically feasible, legal, affordable, measurable, enforceable, and reasonable to administer.
History: 87-1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 87-1-201, 87-1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 2718, Eff. 11/5/04.