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Environmental Quality Council - Committee Topics

Studies
SJ 5 (Coal Phase-Out)

-SJ 5
-Coal in Montana; fiscal impacts, LSD
-Resource indemnity tax
-Coal severance tax trust fund brochure, LFD
-EQC letter to President Sales re: constitutionality of Washington state legislation, Jan 2018
-President Sales' letter asking for attorney general opinion on Washington state legislation, Jan 2018

SJ 9 (Chronic Wasting Disease)

-SJ 9
-Surveillance plan
-Management plan
-CWD Update, Jan 2018, FWP
-Letter from the state labs subcommittee re: chronic wasting disease

Fire

-2007-2008 Fire Suppression Committee summary and fire protection assessments
-2007-2008 Fire Suppression Committee recommendations and final status of legislation
-Fire protection fee, 2008, LFD
-Selected fire protection assessment MCA sections, 2017
-Fire protection assessment fact sheet, FY 2008
-Fire suppression funding, 2016, LFD
-Summary of University of Idaho report: state funding for wildfire suppression in the western U.S., August 2017
-36.10.101, ARM: classification of forest lands
-Map of Montana lands classified as forest
-Current and potential fire protection assessments, 2017, DNRC
-Assessed parcel percentage by county, 2017, DNRC
-Fire assessment history, DNRC
-Wildland fire protection districts map, DNRC
-Direct and co-op base rate comparison charts, DNRC
-Fire assessment comparison between all parcels and wildland only parcels, DNRC
-Current fire protection systems with additional preparedness costs, DNRC
-SJR 21 study of emergency medical and volunteer firefighter service systems: mid-interim review, LSD
-Prescribed Burning: Fires Not Gone Wild, LSD
-Prescribed burning legislation, HB 587, 2017

Natural Heritage Program

-Montana Natural Heritage Program history with the MT Noxious Weed Trust Fund
-Funding overview, Dec 2017
-Funding the Natural Heritage Program, March 2018

Report on Natural Resources Status
-A Brief History of the EQC and its Quest for Data and Trends, LSD
Program Evaluations
Invasive Species

AIS agency reports
-DFWP, Sept 2017
-Map of 2017 inspection stations
-Hours of inspection station operation, 2017
-Dept. of Agriculture, Sept 2017

Montana Invasive Species Framework

AIS funding
-Funding flowchart, FY 2018, LSD
-Inspection/decontamination 2017 site map with expenditures
-Funding proposals considered but not passed in 2017 session, LSD
-A Comparison of Funding for State AIS Programs, LSD
-FWP report to Legislative Finance Committee, March 12, 2018
-Matrix of other states' watercraft fees, LSD
-Montana watercraft fee scenarios and estimated revenues, LSD
-Comments received

State Parks

-State parks program evaluation, Sept 2017
-Parks in Focus memo from governor
-State Parks Futures Committee II Report, 2002
-Revised Lands Policy, Feb 2017
-Motor vehicle and tax-based funding history and forecast, LFD
-January 2018 addendum to program evaluation, LSD
-Lands leased by the Parks Division, DFWP
-Fiscal notes for 2017 legislation proposing changes to state parks' administration, LSD
-March 2018 addendum to program evaluation, LSD
-Gas Taxes Dedicated to Recreation: Estimating Current Usage to Evaluate Equity, LSD
-Motor fuels tax flowchart, MDT

Hard Rock Mining

Hard rock mining program evaluation, Sept 2017

Agency Oversight
DEQ

-Orphan share remedial action update, June 2017
-Litigation report, 2017
-Compliance and enforcement report, 2017

DNRC

-Cabin and home site sales report, July 2017
-FY 2017 State Trust Lands Report
-Litigation report, 2017
-Compliance and enforcement report, 2017

FWP

Dog training
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Revision to proposed permit rule and memo from DFWP Director Williams
-These Dogs Do Hunt: An Overview of Bird Dog Regulations, LSD
-Comments received

Grizzly bears
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Recovery and delisting of Yellowstone grizzly bear news release
-HJ 15
-Endangered Species Act Basics
-Endangered Species Act History
-Endangered Species Act Recovery Program
-Grizzly bear recovery plan, 1993

Wolf management
Annual Report 2016

Litigation report, 2017

Brucellosis

-Brucellosis Management in the State of Montana, Performance Audit
-Brucellosis-related appropriations request, June 2017
-Maps, Year-round habitat for bison EA, December 2015
-Elimination of elk as brucellosis vector, FWP

Sage Grouse

-Sage grouse conservation grant fund, 1st funding cycle, May 2017
-Montana sage-grouse mitigation principles and processes
-Sage grouse mitigation brief sheet
-Migratory bird depredation permit FAQ, USFWS

Other Topics

Natural resource 2017 legislation summary

Environmental indicators

Natural resource agency special session impact analysis

Dept of Ag, compliance and enforcement report, 2017



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