1.2.212 RULE NUMBERING METHOD FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE RULES OF MONTANA
(1) In the ARM, rules have a three-part numerical identifier, with each part separated by a decimal point.
(a) For example, in rule number 44.122.1101:
(i) the first part, "44", is the title number assigned to the department;
(ii) the second part, "122", is the chapter number; and
(iii) the first one or two digits in the third part, "11", represents the subchapter number and the last two digits, "01", represent the individual rule number.
44 = title number
122 = chapter number
11 = subchapter number
01 = individual rule number
(b) The entire number is referred to as the rule number.
(2) In some instances, a department may find it necessary to reserve chapters, subchapters, or rule numbers. This is shown in the appropriate location within the text.
History: 2-4-306, 2-15-401, MCA; IMP, 2-4-306, MCA; NEW, 1978 MAR p. 1742, Eff. 12/29/78; AMD, 1980 MAR p. 1740, Eff. 7/1/80; AMD, 1983 MAR p. 1268, Eff. 10/1/83; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2699, Eff. 1/1/06.