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Montana: Environmental Law and Policy/Governance

December 2016



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The Fish and Wildlife Commission proposes amendments to Mont. Code Ann. §§12-11-501, 12-11-610, 12-11-630, 12-11-640, 12-11-645, 12-11-2206, and 12-11-4104, pertaining to recreational use on rivers in Montana. Proposed rulemaking is in response to the Quiet Waters Initiative, submitted by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers concerned about the threats of motorized watercraft to traditional and safe recreational usages. Public hearings will be held on January 3-5 and 9-11, 2017. Written comment may be submitted until January 13, 2017. See http://sos.mt.gov/arm/Register/archives/MAR2016/MAR16-22.pdf (pp. 2094-101).