BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ARM 8.99.917 and ARM 8.99.918 pertaining to the implementation of the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Program
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On June 9, 2017, the Department of Commerce published MAR Notice No. 8-99-154 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 727 of the 2017 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 11.
2. The department has amended the above-stated rules as proposed.
3. The department has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the department's responses are as follows:
COMMENT #1: Two comments were received supporting the addition of local governments as eligible applicants for Planning Grant Projects.
RESPONSE #1: Thank you for your comments.
COMMENT #2: A comment was received that the language in Section A.2 did not list local governments under Planning Grant Projects.
RESPONSE #2: Local Governments were added to this section. New language: Planning Grant Projects 25% of BSTF earnings shall be awarded to Certified Regional Development Corporations (CRDCs), local or tribal governments and other eligible economic development organizations that are located in a county that is not part of a CRDC, in the form of grants or loans for economic development planning.
/s/ G. Martin Tuttle /s/ Pam Haxby-Cote
G. Martin Tuttle Pam Haxby-Cote
Rule Reviewer Director
Department of Commerce
Certified to the Secretary of State July 10, 2017.