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Memo on Draft Administrative Rules for Exempt Wells

Posted Date: 
August 26, 2013
Tara DePuy, MACo JPIA Land Use Attorney

Draft Rules (Pages 34-36)

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has noticed a public hearing on its proposed amendment and adoption of a definition of “combined appropriation” as it relates to exempt wells and exempt develo

National Forest Proposed Action Schedule - 3rd Quarter

Posted Date: 
August 8, 2013

Provided here are the schedules of proposed actions (“SOPA”s) for projects involving National Forests located in Montana, as well as a link to the Forest Service national SOPA page.  The SOPAs are for the current quarter and broken out by Forest.

MT State Wildlife Action Plan - Update Newsletter

Posted Date: 
August 2, 2013
Deb O'Neill, Fish & Wildlife Plan Coordinator, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Available here is the third Montana State Wildlife Action Plan update newsletter.

Montana to Lose $2.5M in Federal Mineral Payments

Posted Date: 
March 27, 2013

HELENA (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting $2.5 million in federal mineral payments to Montana over the next five months.

FCC Public Notice with Guidance on Narrowband Operations

Posted Date: 
March 18, 2013
Elizabeth Wing Spooner, Special Projects Coordinator, Montana Public Safety Services Bureau

On behalf of the Frequency Coordination Program that operates in Montana’s Public Safety Services Bureau, I’m pleased to pass along a link to the March 14, 2013 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Public Notice that provides important guidance regarding compliance with narrowband operations. As you probably know, new requirements for narrowbanding became effective on January 1, 2013. Here is the link to the notice:

Montana Insurance Verification Memo

Posted Date: 
November 7, 2012
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties & Ronda Wiggers, Lobbyist, Montana County Treasurers Association

Intended Audience:  Montana County Commissioners & Treasurers

Many of you are hearing about a presentation to the treasurers by Brenda Nordlund, Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Division, Montana Department of Justice about the new Montana Insurance Verification System (MITVS).

NRCS Offers Wildfire Recovery Funding

Posted Date: 
November 2, 2012
Tim Ouellette, Assistant State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

BOZEMAN, Mont., Nov. 2, 2012–The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering technical and financial assistance to agricultural landowners impacted by wildfires throughout Montana.

County Jail Per Diem Workshop

Posted Date: 
October 17, 2012
April Grady, Budget Analyst, Department of Corrections, Budget & Program Planning Bureau

Worksheet  |  Memo/Additional Information

Attached is a memorandum from regarding County Jail Contract renewals and rate calculations. MSPOA, MACo, Cascade and Fergus County Commissions, Department of Justice, Montana Highway Patrol, and the Department of Corrections have been working on this project over the past year.  All parties agreed that is beneficial to provide a consistent method of calculating the per diem rates for county detention centers. 

Montana Absentee Voting

Posted Date: 
October 10, 2012

Absentee voting is underway across Montana.  As of Oct 10th, there were 241,078 absentee ballots sent out of the 666,274 registered voters, or 36.18% of the total.  Yellowstone county has the highest percentage of absentee voters with 55.58% and Wibaux the lowest at 9.5%.

Change in SRS/25-Percent Payment Elections Due Date

Posted Date: 
July 30, 2012
Ralph Franklin, Senior Revenue Analyst, Office of Budget and Program Planning, State of Montana

The Montana Counties' SRS / 25-percent elections have been received.  We have learned today from USDA that the Secretary of Agriculture has established a new  due date for 25-percent payments or SRS payments, elections -- changing the legislation’s August 1 due date to late in September.