Montana Administrative Register Notice 32-17-287 No. 1   01/12/2018    
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In the matter of the amendment of ARM 32.2.401 department of livestock animal health division fees










TO: All Concerned Persons


1. The Department of Livestock proposes to amend the above-stated rule.


2. The Department of Livestock will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in the rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact the Department of Livestock no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 12, 2018, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact the Department of Livestock, 301 N. Roberts St., Room 308, P.O. Box 202001, Helena, MT 59620-2001; telephone: (406) 444-9321; TTD number: 1 (800) 253-4091; fax: (406) 444-1929; e-mail: MDOLcomments@mt.gov.


3. The rule as proposed to be amended provides as follows, new matter underlined, deleted matter interlined:


            32.2.401 DEPARTMENT OF LIVESTOCK ANIMAL HEALTH DIVISION FEES (1) through (4)(e) remain the same.

            (f) SV-7GF - alternative livestock cvi book                                           35.00 20.00

            (g) through (l) remain the same. 


AUTH:            81-2-102, MCA

IMP:                81-1-102, 81-2-502.htm" target="MCA">81-2-502, 81-2-704, MCA


REASON: The Department of Livestock is proposing a fee decrease for the SV-7GF alternative livestock cvi book from $35.00 to $20.00.  The program redesigned the original SV-7GF cvi book to individual forms in bundles of 25 certificates and is now having these forms printed by the State of Montana.  The estimated decrease of $15.00 is shown in the table below:




Old SV-7GF book (25 certificates)

New pkg (25 certificates)

Print Services cost per book

$26.87 (minimum of 40 books)

$11.65 (no minimum)

In-House Processing cost


$08.35 (increase of $.03 for card stock page for veterinarian to track certificates

Total Fee

$35.19 (rounded to $35.00)




            4. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments in writing concerning the proposed action to the Executive Officer, Department of Livestock, 301 N. Roberts St., Room 308, P.O. Box 202001, Helena, MT 59620-2001, by faxing to (406) 444-1929, or by e-mailing to MDOLcomments@mt.gov to be received no later than 5:00 p.m., February 9, 2018.


            5. If persons who are directly affected by the proposed action wish to express their data, views, or arguments orally or in writing at a public hearing, they must make a written request for a hearing and submit this request along with any written comments they have to the same address as above. The written request for hearing must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., February 9, 2018.


            6. If the agency receives requests for a public hearing on the proposed action from either 10 percent or 25, whichever is less, of the persons directly affected by the proposed action; from the appropriate administrative rule review committee of the Legislature; from a governmental subdivision or agency; or from an association having not less than 25 members who will be directly affected, a hearing will be held at a later date. Notice of the hearing will be published in the Montana Administrative Register. Ten percent of those who could possibly be directly affected has been determined to be 14 based on 42 licensed alternative livestock facilities in the program and 102 licensed veterinarians who are alternative livestock certified in the state of Montana.


7. The department maintains a list of interested persons who wish to receive notices of rulemaking actions proposed by this agency.  Persons who wish to have their name added to the list shall make a written request that includes the name, e-mail, and mailing address of the person to receive notices and specifies for which program the person wishes to receive notices. Notices will be sent by e-mail unless a mailing preference is noted in the request.  Such written request may be mailed or delivered to the contact person in 4 above or may be made by completing a request form at any rules hearing held by the department.


8. The bill sponsor contact requirements of 2-4-302, MCA, do not apply. 


9. With regard to the requirements of 2-4-111, MCA, the department has determined that the amendment of the above-referenced rule will not significantly and directly impact small businesses.


/s/ Michael S. Honeycutt                                         BY:      /s/ Cinda Young-Eichenfels

Michael S. Honeycutt                                                          Cinda Young-Eichenfels

Board of Livestock                                                               Rule Reviewer

Department of Livestock


Certified to the Secretary of State January 2, 2018.


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