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Notice of Adoption on Rules Regarding Bodies of Water Identified as Contaminated with Eruasian Watermilfoil

ARM Rules - 07/26/2012

On April 26, 2012, the Department of Agriculture proposed a rule designating two invasive species management areas due to the presence of Eurasian watermilfoil. Montana Code Annotated 80-7-1010 states, "In a body of water designated as an invasive species management area, taking from the water or possessing any bait animal, dead or alive, including but not limited to crayfish, leeches, and minnows, is prohibited unless approved by the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks." The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks proposed rules in order to allow bait within the Department of Agriculture's invasive species management areas and still minimize the further spread of Eurasian watermilfoil. Both departments have adopted the proposed rules with changes. Please see the attached notices.

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