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Changes in Capitol Security

Posted Date: 
August 29, 2013
Contact: 
Sheryl Olson, Chief Program and Information Officer, Department of Administration, State of Montana

The Bullock Administration has made several changes to improve security for the Capitol Complex. Helena-based state employees need to be aware of several of these changes.

Federal Government Reverses Decision on Withholding Mineral Leasing Act Revenue from the States

Posted Date: 
August 27, 2013
Contact: 
Anastasia Burton, Deputy Communications Director, Attorney General Tim Fox, Montana Department of Justice

Nearly $2.4 million on its way to Montana

(HELENA)—Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that the U.S. Department of the Interior has reversed its decision to withhold Mineral Leasing Act Revenue from the States.  Earlier this month, Attorney General Fox  joined nine other western states protesting the sequestration of state funds under the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA).

Montana Main Street Project Survey

Posted Date: 
August 26, 2013
Contact: 
Kelly A. Lynch, Administrator, Community Development Division, Montana Department of Commerce

The Main Street Montana Project, commissioned by Governor Steve Bullock and co-chaired by Larry Simkins of the Washington Companies and Bill Johnstone of D.A. Davidson & Co., aims to develop a bottom-up, self-sustaining blueprint to support the creation, recruitment and retention of Montana jobs.  The Project will engage Montana business, education and training, economic development, and community leaders to develop a business plan for Montana, by Montanans.

Memo on Draft Administrative Rules for Exempt Wells

Posted Date: 
August 26, 2013
Contact: 
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
Contact: 
Deb O'Neill, Fish & Wildlife Plan Coordinator, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

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

Reclamation and Development Grants Program Planning Grants Now Available

Posted Date: 
June 20, 2013
Contact: 
Alicia Stickney, Reclamation and Development Grants, Montana DNRC

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Reclamation and Development Grants Program (RDGP) is accepting a second round of grant applications to fund planning and assessment for natural resource projects. 

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
Contact: 
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: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0314/DA-13-376A1.pdf.

Montana Insurance Verification Memo

Posted Date: 
November 7, 2012
Contact: 
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).