Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 4. Antiquities

Duties Of State Agencies

22-3-424. Duties of state agencies. State agencies, including the Montana university system, shall:

(1) in consultation with the historical society adopt rules for the identification and preservation of heritage properties and paleontological remains on lands owned by the state to avoid, whenever feasible, state actions or state assisted or licensed actions that substantially alter heritage properties or paleontological remains on lands owned by the state or, in the absence of such rules, act in compliance with rules adopted under 22-3-423;

(2) identify and develop, in consultation with the historic preservation officer, methods and procedures to ensure that the identification and protection of heritage properties and paleontological remains on lands owned by the state are given appropriate consideration in state agency decisionmaking;

(3) deposit in the historic preservation office all inventory reports, including maps, photographs, and site forms, of heritage properties and paleontological remains; and

(4) pursuant to 22-3-422(6), provide to the preservation review board on the first Tuesday in February of every even-numbered year the following information:

(a) a list of the heritage properties managed by the agencies as those properties have been identified pursuant to this section;

(b) the status and condition of each heritage property;

(c) the stewardship efforts in which the agencies have engaged to maintain each heritage property and the cost of those activities;

(d) a prioritized list of the maintenance needs for the properties; and

(e) a record of the agencies' compliance with subsections (1) and (2).

History: En. Sec. 9, Ch. 563, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 351, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 187, L. 2011.