Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     22-3-430. Avoidance and mitigation of impacts. (1) Avoidance of impacts to heritage property or paleontological remains is preferred. Avoidance may not be construed to constitute neglect of the property or anticipatory demolition.
     (2) If it is not feasible to avoid impacts to heritage property or paleontological remains, a mitigation plan must be developed by the agency, in consultation with the applicant, to minimize adverse effects to the property or remains. Mitigation must be directed at the characteristics of the property that make it eligible for listing in the register. If requested by the agency, the historic preservation officer shall identify suggested mitigation actions in writing at the time that the historic preservation officer submits a proposed finding under 22-3-429.

     History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 343, L. 1995.

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