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Legals for January, 3 2021

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No. 27433 NOTICE OF BOARD POSITION VACANCIES MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY Flathead County is seeking individuals who want to make a difference in their community by filling vacancies on various committees. Letters of interest are being accepted for a limited number of openings on the following committees: Ashley Lake Land Use Advisory Committee, Helena Flats Land Use Advisory Committee, LaBrant-Lindsey Land Use Advisory Committee, Little Bitterroot Lake Land Use Advisory Committee, Riverdale Land Use Advisory Committee, Rogers Lake Land Use Advisory Committee, and the West Valley Land Use Advisory Committee. All positions are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THESE POSITIONS: Letters of interest (please specify which board/committee you are applying for) including name, physical address, mailing address, daytime phone number and qualifications should be submitted to: Angela Phillips Flathead County Planning & Zoning Office South Campus Building 40 11th Street West, Ste 220 Kalispell, MT 59901 All letters of interest should be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2021. For additional information and specific qualifications please call 751-8200 or visit our website: December 20, 23, 27, 30, 2020 January 3, 6, 2021 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27441 Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment of Water Quality Standards Before the Montana Department of Environmental Quality On February 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., the Montana Department of Environmental Quality ("department") will hold a virtual public hearing via Zoom to consider proposed amendments of Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.30.660. The department is proposing to revise Department Circular DEQ-12B Nutrient Standards Variances ("12B") which is incorporated by reference in ARM 17.30.660. The rulemaking is in response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana's Consolidated Order (October 30, 2020) for cases CV-16-52-GF-BMM and CV-20-27-GF-BMM. Due to guidance issued by the Governor regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 public health situation, the hearing will be held virtually and will be recorded. More information is available on the department's website, including a copy of proposed 12B and instructions on how to attend remotely, at In 2019, the department revised 12B to respond to orders issued by the U.S. District Court in Case No. CV-16-52-GF-BMM. The revised 12B (November 2019 version) was provided to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") for review; EPA disapproved it on February 24, 2020 as inconsistent with the District Court's 2019 orders. In its disapproval, EPA noted it respectfully disagreed with the District Court's Orders and that it had filed an appeal. The State of Montana has also filed an appeal of certain aspects of the District Court's 2019 Orders. See Upper Mo. Waterkeeper v. EPA, No. 20-35135 (9th Cir.) Those appeals are pending. In 2019, while the District Court found significant portions of the general nutrient standards variance to be lawful and supported by the record, the Court partially vacated and remanded a portion of EPA's October 31, 2017 approval of the general variance in 12B. The Court then stayed this vacatur and ordered the department to revise the effective variance and adopt a revised general variance timeline. The Court's action allowed the general variance to remain in place, pending EPA's approval of a revised variance. The Court did not vacate EPA's approval of the department's findings concerning widespread economic and social impacts, nor did it vacate approval of the treatment requirements found in Table 12B-1 of 12B. In its 2020 Consolidated Order, the Court directed that its stay of the partial vacatur of the general variance timelines would remain in place until EPA approves a replacement general variance timeline. The Court directed the department reach general variance timelines that (1) begin with a program that complies with the relaxed criteria of the general variance; (2) work toward ultimate attainment of Montana's stringent base numeric nutrient standards in order to demonstrate progress toward attainment; and (3) adopt a timeline for which attainment of Montana's base numeric nutrient standards would be feasible. The proposed rulemaking is necessary in order to comply with the Consolidated Order and the 2019 orders issued by the Court. The department was given 120 days from the date of the Consolidated Order to complete the rulemaking and then submit it to EPA for their review (EPA has 90 days to complete its review). This rulemaking is focused only on the requirements of the orders issued by the Court. The rulemaking will allow continued use and application of the general variance for eligible dischargers and will prevent the related economic and social harm that would result from requiring immediate compliance with the base numeric nutrient standards. Because the Court previously found the justifications and treatment requirements to be reasonable and did not vacate these portions of EPA's approval, the department is not addressing these matters in this rulemaking. Because EPA's approval was limited to only 36 municipal facilities, this proposed rulemaking is also limited to those 36 facilities. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments, either orally or in writing, at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to Sandy Scherer, Paralegal, Department of Environmental Quality, 1520 E. Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana 59620-0901; faxed to (406) 444-4386; or e-mailed to, no later than 5:00 p.m., February 8, 2021. To be guaranteed consideration, mailed comments must be postmarked on or before that date. January 3, 10, 17, 2021 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27429 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICA TIONS (RFQ) FOR ARCHITECT/ENGINEERING SERVICES WEST VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT Completed Response Due Date: 4:00 PM MST January 22, 2021. Delivery Requirements: Deliver 1 electronic copy + 1 original + 3 copies to: Cal Ketchum, Superintendent 406-755-7239 West Valley School District 2290 Farm to Market Road Kalispell, MT 59901 West Valley School District is soliciting through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) the services of a qualified Architectural/Engineering firm to assist in the areas of meeting facilitation, user input, preliminary space planning, educational specifications, design standards and guidelines, preliminary cost estimating, cost benefit analysis, and assistance with the development of a capital bond programming for the construction of future school facilities. The RFQ also seeks qualified firms to assist in the areas of any programming, planning, design and construction administration for the construction of these new facilities depending upon the outcome of the capital bond election. The District reserves the right to terminate the services in the event of an unsuccessful bond election and/or to solicit qualifications for post-bond architect/engineering services. A sealed envelope that is prominently marked "Request for Qualifications, Architecture/Engineering, New School Facilities" containing one original and 3 copies plus one electronic copy of a proposal meeting all criteria listed in this document must be received at the West Valley School District office, 2290 Farm to Market Road Kalispell, MT 59901 by 4:00 PM MST, January 22, 2021. Late, faxed, or emailed copies will not be accepted for consideration. It shall be the responsibility of the firm submitting the proposal to ensure that it has been properly received by the deadline. If a proposal is not legible, the District has the discretion to determine that the proposal is non-responsive. Go to for a complete list of the qualifications. Each proposing firm shall submit a proposal that is signed in ink by an authorized individual or officer of the firm submitting the response and no proposals shall be withdrawn for a period of 90 days after receipt. In order to control information disseminated regarding this RFQ, firms are not to make personal contact with the Board of Trustees and/or any District Employees with exception of the person listed above. All submitted items will become property of the District and the District reserves the right to make use of any or all information it contains or reject any or all proposals, information in the proposal will become public property and subject to disclosure laws. All costs associated with the preparation or submission of the proposal for this RFQ are solely the responsibility of the candidates. The District may, for good cause, reject any or all proposals and to rescind the award of any contract at any time before the execution of said contract by all parties with no liability against the District. January 3, 10, 2021 MNAXLP __________________________