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HOUSE BILL NO. 417
INTRODUCED BY M. WEATHERWAX
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING CRITERIA USED TO REVOKE OR SUSPEND A CERTIFICATE ISSUED UNDER THE MONTANA MAJOR FACILITY SITING ACT; ALLOWING REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION AFTER DISCOVERY OF NEW ENVIRONMENTAL CIRCUMSTANCES; AMENDING SECTION 75-20-403, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 75-20-403, MCA, is amended to read:
"75-20-403. Revocation or suspension of certificate. Following notice and an opportunity for a hearing, a certificate may be revoked or suspended by the department:
(1) for any material false statement by the certificate holder in the application or in accompanying statements or studies required of the applicant if a true statement would have warranted the department's refusal to grant a certificate;
(2) for failure by the certificate holder to maintain safety standards or to comply with the terms or conditions of the certificate; or
(3) for violation of any provision of this chapter, the rules issued under this chapter, or orders of the department by either the certificate holder or the department; or
(4) for discovery of significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns that affect the facility or the impacts of the facility."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Notification to tribal governments. The secretary of state shall send a copy of [this act] to each tribal government located on the seven Montana reservations and to the Little Shell Chippewa tribe.
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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