Trustee Restoration Council (TRC)
In 2000, the Governor created the Upper Clark Fork River Basin Trustee Restoration Council (TRC). The TRC consists of the Governor’s Chief of Staff (Chair), the Attorney General, the Chairman of the UCFRB Remediation and Restoration Advisory Council and the directors of the States’ three natural resource agencies (Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks). The TRC makes recommendations to the Governor about expenditures of natural resource damages recovered by the State in Montana v. ARCO and directs Natural Resource Damage Program about what funding proposals and procedures will be the subject of public comment prior to a final decision by the Governor. The Advisory Council Chairman acts on behalf of the Advisory Council as a voting member of the TRC. The Attorney General is a non-voting member of the TRC. The TRC meets on an as-needed basis, typically quarterly.