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NOTICE OF TOWN HALL MEETING

ARM 32.2.401 LICENSEE ASSESSMENTS

 

Montana Department of Livestock will be holding a town hall meeting on proposed rule 32.2.401 -Licensee Assessments.  The Department will answer questions from the public and look for suggestions for revising the proposed rule.  Public comments will be recorded and become part of the official record.  

 

Date:                                     December 17, 2015 (Thursday)

Place:                                    Holiday Inn

Location:                             5 East Baxter Ln, State/University Room

                                                Bozeman, MT

Time:                                    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presiding Officer:            Marty Zaluski, DVM

 

The rule as proposed to be amended provides as follows, new matter underlined, deleted matter interlined:

   32.2.406  LICENSEE ASSESSMENTS  (1)  Pursuant to 81-23-202, MCA, the following assessment is levied: a fee of $0.155 $0.275 per hundredweight per month, with a minimum of $50.00 per month, whichever is greater, or a maximum of $1,050.00 per month, on the volume of all classes of milk produced and sold by a person licensed by the Milk and Egg Bureau of the department, to be used for the administration of the milk inspection and milk diagnostic laboratory functions of the department. For a dairy licensed by the department, the minimum assessment is $225.00 per month and the maximum assessment is $950.00 per month. For other licensees the minimum assessment is $725.00 per month and the maximum assessment is $2,850.00 per month. For a person licensed both as a dairy and as another licensee, only one assessment will be levied, whichever amount is higher.

          (2) and (3) remain the same.

 

          AUTH:          81-1-10281-23-202, MCA

          IMP:             81-1-10281-23-202, MCA

 

          REASON: The department proposes the above-stated amendment to assess the milk inspection and milk diagnostic laboratory administration fee consistent with 81-23-202(4)(a), MCA, and to establish assessments that are commensurate with costs consistent with 81-1-102(2), MCA. The department has determined that the assessment, currently collected from dairies, should be collected from all persons licensed by the Milk and Egg Bureau of the department, including licensees other than dairies. The assessment rate was calculated based on the department's fiscal projections of costs, the estimated average cost for administration of the milk inspection and milk diagnostic laboratory functions for dairies, and the estimated average cost for administration of the milk inspection and milk diagnostic laboratory functions for other persons licensed by the department. The minimum assessment is calculated as 50{257ecae47c7fec349321aca28547072fa2160c1991a573be7695613338f0f130} of the average cost for each group of licensees, rounded to the nearest $25, and the maximum assessment is calculated as 200{257ecae47c7fec349321aca28547072fa2160c1991a573be7695613338f0f130} of the average cost for each group of licensees, rounded to the nearest $25.

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