12.11.6540 PERMITTING DECISIONS
(1) The department has discretion over whether to issue a special recreation permit. Permitting decisions are based on the following factors to the extent that they are relevant:
(a) conformance with laws, rules, recreation management plans, and land use plans;
(b) public safety;
(c) conflicts with other users in regard to timing, location, site capacity, and other similar considerations;
(d) resource protection;
(e) the public interest served;
(f) whether in the past the applicant complied with the terms of his/her permit or other authorization from the department and other agencies;
(g) conformance with maximum group size requirements identified in the department's environmental assessment decision notice and the department's parks division biennial fee rule; and
(h) such other information that the department finds appropriate.
History: 23-1-106, 23-2-103, 87-1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 23-1-106, 87-1-301, 87-1-303, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 430, Eff. 4/1/05.