12.11.420 RIVER RECREATION MANAGEMENT PLANS AND RULES: COMMISSION RESPONSIBILITIES
(1) When concurring in a management plan or when adopting, amending, or repealing rules for a river, the commission shall consider the following:
(a) recommendations of the citizen advisory committee; (b) public input;
(c) the best available biological information before the department;
(d) the best available social information before the department;
(e) the best available economic information before the department;
(f) the department's MEPA analysis; and
(g) any existing river management plan for the river.
(2) There is not a requisite amount of information that the commission shall consider before it is able to make a river recreation management decision.
(3) The commission shall adopt river recreation rules according to MAPA.
(4) Nothing in this subchapter shall prevent the commission from making timely river recreation decisions necessary to address emergency biological conditions, such as drought, or issues of public safety.
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.