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Your Input Needed - Montana's Conservation Offices of the Future

Posted Date: 
May 10, 2012
Jeffrey Tiberi, Executive Director, Montana Association of Conservation Districts

The Montana Conservation Partnership, comprised of the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD), the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), is seeking your input on what the Field Office of the Future should look like.

OIL…Pitfalls & Preparations From The Veterans - Forum Announcement

Posted Date: 
May 4, 2012

On Monday & Tuesday, May 14th & 15th, the Yogo Inn in Lewistown will be presenting a timely event, entitled “OIL…Pitfalls & Preparations From The Veterans”, of interest to community leaders and other parties from every Montana community west of Sidney, and east of the Rockies.

Updated Water Quality & Water Quantity Handbooks

Posted Date: 
April 25, 2012

The EQC has just published updated copies of two of its citizens guides:  Water Rights in Montana, which explores Montanans' right to use water, and A Guide to Montana Water Quality Regulation, which delves into water quality standards required under the federal Clean Water Act and the state Water Quality Act.

Secretary of State Opinion: Should DNRC Leases be Recorded if Not Notarized?

Posted Date: 
April 12, 2012
Rusty Harper, Deputy, ARM/Notary Services, Montana Secretary of State's Office

We have been receiving inquiries from some clerk and recorders' offices about whether to record Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) leases that have not been notarized.

Inflation Factor for Mill Levy Calculation for FY 2013

Posted Date: 
April 11, 2012
Todd R. Reveley, Economist, Montana Department of Revenue

Mill Levy Computation Form

The inflation factor for FY 2013 is 1.20%.  Per 15-10-420, MCA, “a governmental entity that is authorized to impose mills may impose a mill levy sufficient to generate the amount of property taxes actually assessed in the prior year plus one-half of the average rate of inflation for the prior 3 years.”

Montana Home Program Competitive Application Deadline Extended to April 13, 2012

Posted Date: 
January 30, 2012
Maureen Martin, Bureau Chief, Housing Assistance Bureau

The HOME Program is extending the competitive application deadline to April 13, 2012, from February 10, 2012. Printable copy of this notification.

New EQC Publications

Posted Date: 
January 13, 2012
Maureen Theisen, Environmental Quality Council

The Environmental Quality Council has just completed two new publications: Permitting in Montana, DEQ - a reference guide to air quality, opencut mining and wastewater permitting; and Permitting in Montana, DNRC - a reference guide to oil and gas drilling and ground water permitting.

NOAA - March, April & May 2012 Temperature/Precipitation Outlook (Spring)

Posted Date: 
December 29, 2011
Jess Aber, DNRC Water Resources, Staff, Governor’s Drought Advisory Committee

The long range outlook for March-April-May 2012 prepared Dec 15 by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for elevated chances for cooler than average temperatures and higher than average precipitation for the state again this spring.

Annexations for Census

Posted Date: 
December 22, 2011
Maria Tromly, Census & Economic Information Center

This is an announcement for the deadline from the Census regarding the submission of boundary changes for  American Indian tribes with reservations or off-reservation trust land, governmental counties (and equivalent areas), incorporated places, and consolidated cities.  It is important to get the changes in by the key dates so that the correct geography is reflected for upcoming data releases. 

DNRC Proclomation to Rescind Special Fire Districts - Big Horn, Carbon & Treasure Counties

Posted Date: 
October 14, 2011

This proclamation affects all State lands and private forested lands lying within the boundaries of Big Horn County, Carbon County and Treasure County. The rescinding of the Stage 1 Restrictions is effective as of 0001 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, Friday, October 14, 2011.