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HOUSE BILL NO. 633
INTRODUCED BY R. BITNEY, B. LAWSON, J. HARP, S. KITZENBERG, J. QUILICI, P. SLITER,
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT PROHIBITING THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS FROM ISSUING AN APPROVAL OR PERMIT TO THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE FOR A PROJECT THAT INCLUDES THE OBLITERATION OF AN EXISTING FOREST SYSTEM ROAD UNTIL PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUANCE HAVE BEEN REVIEWED; AMENDING SECTION 87-5-504, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 87-5-504, MCA, is amended to read:
"87-5-504. Notice of department findings and alternative plans. Within 30 days after the receipt of
such plans, the department shall notify the applicant whether or not such the construction project or
hydraulic project will adversely affect any fish or game habitat. If the department notifies the applicant
that such the construction will adversely affect any fish or game habitat, it shall accompany such the
notice with recommendations or alternative plans which that will eliminate or diminish such the adverse
effect. An approval or permit under this part may not be granted for a project that proposes the closure
and obliteration of an existing U.S. forest service road UNLESS THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COUNCIL
HAS REVIEWED THE PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING THOSE PERMITS."
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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