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Select Committee on Efficiency in Government May Update

Posted Date: 
May 1, 2012
Dave Bohyer, Committee Staff

The Select Committee on Efficiency in Government met April 9-10 on the Montana Tech campus in Butte. The committee focused on ways to implement or enhance government efficiency and effectiveness in health care, including Medicaid; technology; and natural resources.

During the April 9 Natural Resources Subcommittee meeting, Jason Mohr, legislative research analyst, reported on posting septic system and well permitting records online; ground Water Information Center data; increased use of electronic forms; standardizing state-federal agreements; pre-payment of Department of Natural Resources and Conservation road use permits; mandatory issuance of permit to private party; and annual DNRC and timberland stakeholder meetings.

Representatives of the Bureau of Mines and the Department of Environmental Quality discussed data bases and the possibility of coordinating the compilation and use of data. The subcommittee did not make additional recommendations to the full committee for the natural resources portion of the larger study.

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