Montana Department of Transportation

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MAR 18-177 Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption

MDT's Right of Way Utilities Section proposes New Rule I to implement Ch. 303, 
L. 2019 (SB 76) on utility encroachment permitting processes, and to require the 
use of the new electronic permitting process known as Utility Permitting Administrative 
System (UPAS). Utilities Section also proposes to repeal ARM 18.7.232 on current procedures 
to obtain utility permitting, as the procedure will be replaced by UPAS and New Rule I. 
MDT will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule changes on September 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. 
at the MDT Building. MDT will also accept written comments until 5:00 p.m. September 6, 2019. 
Please see the Notice for full proposed rule text and information on submission of comments.